September 2019 Archive

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Events Calendar

Welcome to a brand new academic year!

Welcome to a brand new academic year!


JWU Newsmakers

WBTV July 18 Charlotte faith leaders meet to discuss solutions as crime rises in community. As faith leaders filled the seats of Johnson and Wales University auditorium, so did their energy. (Bridge the Difference event hosted by CMPD @JWU.)

WSOC July 18. CMPD chief addresses repeat offenders wearing ankle monitors. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police met with faith leaders in the community Thursday night at Johnson and Wales University to help build positive relationships. They discussed a variety of topics, including the upcoming 2020 Republican National Convention. (Bridge the Difference event hosted by CMPD @JWU)

Sports Biz Camp on Bank of America Stadium Tour

Sports Biz Camp on Bank of America Stadium Tour July 22. Sports Biz Camps are exposing students to the business of sports industry. The three-day camps put Charlotte-area high school students in front of industry professionals to learn the business of sports. “There is a real path and students can be more intentional about how to get in the sports industry,” said Jeff Longo, Sports Biz Camps co-founder and associate professor at Johnson & Wales University.

Mark Peres, J.D.

Mark Peres, J.D. Aug 2. Along the Way: Life, Meaning, and the Senior Scholars. After 100 interviews with people from all over the city, a podcast host shares his lessons about what matters most. On the last Friday in May, Mark Peres stood in front of a group of several hundred people, many old enough to be his parents, and told them what he’s learned about life…Then Mark, a professor at Johnson & Wales University and former publisher of Charlotte Viewpoint, spent an hour reporting his findings to a group named the Senior Scholars.

WFAE 90.7 Aug 3. Summer Program Promotes STEM Careers For Girls. Since Project Scientist was founded, it has since expanded to college campuses in California and Minnesota. This year it’s at Johnson and Wales University. More than 2,300 young girls have participated over the years.

Asha Hobson ‘15

Asha Hobson ‘15 Aug 4. She (Asha Hopson ‘15) majored in hotel restaurant management and tourism at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. “I was absolutely miserable,” she says. “I didn't have my hands in food the way I wanted to.” She then applied and was accepted to Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she became a baking and pastry major and learned to make French pastries, ice cream, pies, and tarts. “My parents were relieved I made the decision and was finally going to live my dream,” she says.

WFAE Aug 20. Queens University Drops SAT/ACT Admission Requirement. The university began exploring the test-optional movement a couple of years ago. Queens joins local schools like Belmont Abbey College, Bennett College, Johnson & Wales and Wake Forest University.

Atlanta Journal Constitution Aug 26. 2019 AJC Decatur Book Festival Culinary Stage Offers Food For Thought. Kicking things off on Saturday will be Peter Reinhart, author of the new “Perfect Pan Pizza.”


Susan Batten and Megan Lambert - Sept 1
Kimberly McCullough and Michael Calenda - Sept 2
Laura Macek - Sept 3
Alister Williams and Sean Baldwin - Sept 4
Malika Conner - Sept 5
Erika Ulanday - Sept 6
Joe Fisher - Sept 9
Lisa Kendall and Marcia Vinci - Sept 10
Philip Wilkinson - Sept 11
Michelle McRorie - Sept 12
Michelle Hunt, Don Taylor and Vicki Cleveland - Sept 13
Linda Lambert - Sept 14
Mark Norman and Callie Phillips - Sept 17
Stacy Kolbash - Sept 18
Iris Moon - Sept 22
Schellie Andrews - Sept 23
Joan Geller - Sept 25
Brenda DiModugno - Sept 26
Robert Lindsey - Sept 27
Samantha Ledford - Sept 28
Ellen Duke and Spencer Disher - Sept 30

Did You Know? 

Julius, Erika Jaidan and Jax

Julius, Erika Jaidan and Jax

Erika Ulanday, international admissions officer, grew up in Kirkwood, NY. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education with a concentration in science from SUNY Oswego, a beautiful campus located on the shores of Ontario Lake. Erika moved to Charlotte in 1996 after graduating college. She taught third grade for eight years at Chantilly Montessori while also working as a server at Eddie’s Place restaurant - where she met her husband - and as a tutor with Sylvan Learning Center. She joined JWU in August 2005.  

Erika has two boys, ages five and nine. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding bikes and exploring, camping and just being active! Her boys race mountain bikes in the Charlotte Youth Cycling League and in Southern Classic Regional races.