Industry Leaders Receive Honors at 2018 JWU Commencement Ceremonies


Story by JWU Media Relations , on Apr 18, 2018 1:26 PM

PRESS RELEASE

Providence, R.I. – April 18, 2018 – Nine luminaries representing a range of industry and academia will receive honorary degrees when the 2018 Commencement Ceremonies are held at the four Johnson & Wales University (JWU) campuses nationwide.

PROVIDENCE CAMPUS
(all ceremonies at the Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I.)

GRADUATE STUDIES CEREMONY – FRI., MAY 18, 2018 – 11 A.M.

  • Laura Freid, Ed.D., president, Maine College of Art, will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration, keynote speaker; Joseph R. Beretta, president and chief financial officer, Robinson Green Beretta Corp., will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration

UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONY MORNING – SAT., MAY 19, 2018 – 8:45 A.M.
(for graduates of: John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering & Design and College of Hospitality Management)

  • John E. Taylor Jr., chairman of the board, Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc., will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration, keynote speaker; Thomas L. Dwyer, executive vice president and former vice chancellor, Johnson & Wales University, will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration

UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONY AFTERNOON – SAT., MAY 19, 2018 – 1:45 P.M.
(for the graduates of: College of Culinary Arts and College of Hospitality Management-Foodservice Management)

  • Maribeth N. Bisienere, senior vice president, Parks and Security, Walt Disney World, will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration, keynote speaker; Paul F. O’Reilly, president and chief executive officer, Newport Harbor Corporation, will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration
NORTH MIAMI CAMPUS

SAT., MAY 19, 10 A.M. GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE/
BROWARD COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER

  • Marie A. Sastre, president and chief operating officer, Signature Flight, will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration, keynote speaker.
DENVER CAMPUS

FRI., MAY 18, 10 A.M., BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL

  • Marco Antonio Abarca, president and owner, Ready Foods Inc., will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration, keynote speaker.
CHARLOTTE CAMPUS

SAT., MAY 19, 10 A.M., THE SPECTRUM CENTER

  • Dennis L. Thompson, founder and co-chairman of the board, Firebirds International LLC, principal, Red Mountain Management LLC, will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration, keynote speaker.

Overall, the university will award a total of 3,200 degrees.

Breakdown by campus:

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

1,652

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES (B.S., A.S.)

18

DOCTORAL DEGREES (ED.D.)

360

GRADUATE DEGREES (MBA, M.A.T., M.S., M. ED., M. S. P. A . S.)

NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA

272

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES (B.S., A.S.)

DENVER, COLORADO

250

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES (B.S., A.S.)

23

GRADUATE DEGREES (MBA)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

385

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES (B.S., A.A.S.)

ONLINE

88

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES (B.S.)

152

GRADUATE DEGREES (MBA, M.S.)

UNIVERSITYWIDE TOTAL

3,200

DEGREES

 

About Johnson & Wales University
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 14,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 124 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu. 

Media contact: Miriam Weinstein, director of communications & media relations, 401-598-1157, miriam.weinstein@jwu.edu.