On Friday, April 13, Providence Campus faculty and staff for the first time came together to celebrate and recognize the dedication and commitment of 159 individuals who have given 2,165 years of service to JWU and its students at the 2018 Celebration of Service event.
Two College of Culinary Arts faculty members reached milestones above the rest (pictured above).
Linda Kender, associate professor, was honored for 40 years of service - the highest milestone reached this year. As the first female to win a Les Amis d’Escoffier award for the New England chapter, Chef Kender’s expertise is not only known throughout the university but also throughout the state and region. “During your time at JWU, you have done and seen it all: from opening and working at every JWU practicum education site, to serving as food safety liaison for over 10 years, to writing the university’s initial gold standard for food safety guide, to assisting in academic program launches, and everything in between, your love of JWU is evident in all that you accomplish,” read an excerpt from Chef Kender’s citation.
Edward Korry, department chair and associate professor, was recognized for 35 years of service. Professor Korry was described as, “the face of wine at JWU” in his citation. It continued to read, “Whether you’re building sustainable relationships with wineries and wine-makers on behalf of the university, keeping current with industry certifications and connections, creating opportunities for faculty learning (including trips to Sonoma, Napa and Spain), bringing industry speakers into your classroom to present to students, or constantly updating curriculum to ensure our students are best prepared for their careers (including our newly-created craft brewing certificate), you are acutely aware of what needs to be accomplished to keep JWU at the leading edge of the wine and beverage industry.”
Congratulations to all faculty and staff honored at this year’s celebration.