ATHLETICSPatrick Dame, assistant coach, men’s basketballCOLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCESBrian Thomsen, adjunct facultyEXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION & CAREER SERVICESJamie McIntyre, receptionistFINANCERobert Kulow, campus budget managerHEALTH SERVICESMichelle Blade Mello, nurse practitioner HELP DESKBenny Laracuente, help desk analystRED SAUCEKevens Pierre, dishwasherTRANSPORTATIONJoseph Martin, Jr., bus driverPaul Monfils, bus driverUNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONSVictor Silva, director of international recruitment
The College Crusade of Rhode Island held its 2013 Believe Breakfast on Wed, Nov 6, at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick, RI. Dr. Irving Schneider, retired president, Providence Campus, Johnson & Wales University, was the recipient of the 2013 Dr. Americo W. Petrocelli Award for Distinguished Service. The award is given annually to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the field of college access and success. Pictured (left to right) is Paul E. Moran, College Crusade board chair; Apryl Silva, honoree; Dr. Irving Schneider, honoree; and Todd Flaherty, College Crusade president & CEO.
ATHLETICSJWU’s men’s soccer team captured the 2013 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship with a thrilling victory in penalty kicks over Lasell at Taylor Field on Nov 10. JWU junior goalkeeper Ryan Dzierzawski (Oakland, Mich.) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. This marks the sixth GNAC Championship in the history of the program and the first since 2007. The Wildcats won the conference crown in 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002 and 1995.Men’s ice hockey head coach Erik Noack recorded his 100th career victory in the Wildcats 5-3 win against Wentworth in an ECAC Northeast contest at Lynch Arena on Nov 9.
Maureen Dumas, vice president, presented at the Assessment Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in October with Dr. Jim Griffin, an adjunct professor and former JWU associate provost. The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation’s oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. The topic of their presentation was "Work-Based Evidence of Student Competency Attainment: Introduction to the Internship Competence Assessment." The conference was attended by over 1,000 academic professionals.NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAMSNancy Hardendorf, director of parent programs, and Beth O’Day, interim director, New Student Orientation and Support Programs, attended the National Orientation Directors Association National Conference in San Antonio, TX. Their JWU Reality 101 videos were awarded the non-print media award for the second year in a row, and they were also awarded outstanding family publication for family members. RESOURCE DEVELOPMENTKarl Guggenmos, university dean of culinary development, was a judge at the World Chef Challenge held Nov 7-10 in Las Vegas.SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITYAt the 2013 The International Society of Travel and Tourism Educator (ISTTE) Annual Conference held in Detroit in October, Professor Michael Sabitoni, department chair and associate professor, Foodservice Management and Travel and Tourism, presented on the topic “Internship opportunities in the industry.”Professors Elizabeth Covino and Leslie Kosky, Sports, Entertainment & Event Management, gave a presentation “Building and fostering an 'intentional' community within the classroom," at the 013 ACLC (Atlantic Conference Learning Community) Curriculum Planning Retreat, held in October in West Hartford, CT. At the same event, Professor Chris DeSessa, Travel & Tourism, gave a presentation at entitled, "Teaching and advising the first year student: a multi-faceted approach."Professor Donna Faria, Foodservice Management, has completed recertification as a proctor/test administrator for the National Registry of Foodservice Professionals.