GNAC Powerhouse: Women’s Volleyball Wins Fourth Consecutive Title; Three Awards

A dominant season on the court earned JWU women’s volleyball a number of postseason awards, as well as the GNAC (Great Northeast American Conference) championship title against Rivier on November 3. This title gives the Wildcats an automatic bid into the 2018 NCAA Tournament. For the second year in a row, JWU earned the right to host the NCAA Division III women's volleyball eight-team regional.

Investiture Ceremony Save the Date

Please save the date of Tuesday, March 12, 2019 for the Investiture Ceremony of Mim L. Runey, LP.D., as the third chancellor of Johnson & Wales University.

The ceremony, which is traditionally held during the first year following the appointment to the position, is an opportunity for the JWU community and invited guests to come together to celebrate Johnson & Wales’ history and future.

More details regarding the ceremony and festivities will be provided after the holiday break.

Welcome New JWU Colleagues

Johnson & Wales University welcomes the following new employees who started in October 2018.


  • Charles Allaire, football club coach

  • Mitchell DeGiulio, men’s rugby club coach

  • Stephen Jarrell, wrestling assistant coach

  • Julia Levins, softball assistant coach

  • Shane Rice, men’s golf assistant coach

  • Louis Santini, hockey assistant coach

Campus Safety & Security

  • Joshua Johnson, security patrol officer

College of Business

  • James McDonagh, adjunct faculty

College of Engineering & Design

  • Na Yu, adjunct faculty

College of Online Education

  • Rokesha Green, adjunct faculty

Facilities Management

  • Ray Caldeira, general maintenance worker

Human Resources & Payroll

  • Elena Kennedy, payroll accounting associate

Information Technology

  • Anthony Kenner, audiovisual technician

John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences

  • Ashley Vinica, equine studies barn worker

Student Academic & Financial Services

  • Curtis Chin, student services associate

  • Sarah Fruzzetti, transfer student advisor

  • Raquel Nasto, curriculum associate

University Admissions

  • Dennis Labossiere, admissions classroom presenter

University Communications

  • Shannon Malloy, graphic designer