December 17, 2012

Great Upcoming Fundraiser with the Marketing Association

Please come and help the Marketing Association brighten a child's Christmas this year!


A message from Hasbro about their gift policy:
Hasbro Children’s Hospital Holiday Gift Giving

We at Hasbro Children’s Hospital appreciate your generous consideration of the children we serve during this holiday season. Your flexibility is desired in order for us to provide the very best items for hospitalized patients.

We can only accept the following:

Infant Gifts: Gift Certificates:

*Infant/Toddler Board Books * Showcase Cinemas

* Musical, sound and light toys * Barnes and Noble

* Old Navy

* Sports Authority

* Wal-Mart

School Age Gifts: * Target

*Arts and Crafts Kits * Bath and Body

*Music CD’s (non-violent) * Toys R Us

*DVD’s – new releases G/PG * IMAX

* Dick’s

Teen Gifts:

*mini I pods

*Music CD’s (must be non-violent)

*Sports Team Clothing (especially New England teams)

*DVD’s new releases PG/PG-13

*Bath and Body products (male & female)

*Arts and Crafts Kits


We have set aside two specific drop-off dates:

Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 3:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, December 21, 2012 from 3:00pm-7:00pm

Place: Family Resource Center; Hasbro Children’s Hospital

(up the main driveway to RI Hospital from Eddy Street)

Gifts must be delivered to a staff member for security reasons.

Please call Marianne Cooney at 444-8279 if you have any questions.

Thank you so much, we appreciate you contacting us and including the patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in your holiday generosity.

December 15, 2012

Second Annual SharkFest Makes a Huge Splash at JWU

By: Katie W. Taylor
Imagine you have an idea for a business.
You take your idea, turn it into a reality and present it to your peers and industry professionals in a sixty second elevator pitch. They like your idea so much that you walk away with $5,000, incubator space at Johnson & Wales' Entrepreneurship Center, personal mentoring and coaching to help you develop your business and marketing plans, legal and accounting advice and various other types of business support from the Small Business Development Center at the Downcity campus in Johnson & Wales University.
This was the dream that 152 students and alumni pursued during the course of this year's SharkFest competition. From those candidates, fifteen were chosen to pitch their idea for the grand prize stated above on Wednesday December 12, 2012 at 1:30 in Schneider Auditorium. Out of those fifteen candidates, five would be chosen as the winners and recipients of the life-changing prize.
There were five categories to compete in: Culinary/Hospitality, Business, Social Ventures, Technology, and Alumni entries. This year's esteemed judges included Dale Venturini of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association; Roland Boucher, CPA a JWU alum and CFO of the Cardi Corporation; E.J. Smith, a managing partner of Richard C. Young Investments; Angelo Pitassi, another JWU alum and a co-founder of Health ID Profile; and Kelly Ramirez, the executive director of the Social Venture Partners of Rhode Island.
SharkFest competitors came from a wide array of backgrounds and majors. The first competitors were the Alumni. Nicholas Eaton , who pitched his idea via live webcam to make Kombucha mainstream started off the competition and was followed by Danilo Quinonez, Eric Weiner and Marc Stimpson.
General Business came next and included Gbessay Boima, Kathleen Gallagher and a business trio- Jessica Funa, Madison Hannon, and Reed Tighe. In the Social Ventures division, Brandon Monti, Melanie Morgan and Gabriella Calzolari competed for their cause. The Culinary/ Hospitality students did not fail to impress with their three contestants, Markiquse Chess, Terazha Pitts, and Julius Searight and were followed by the last two competitors, Taylor Niver and Max Zaklow-Leepson of the Technology school.
In between the showcases, a few presentations and speeches were made, the first of which by John Robataille, director of the Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship. He encouraged students and guests at the event to believe in themselves and shared that “ideas without execution are hallucinations.” Mark the Shark, Dr. Erin Wilkinson and Ryan Shlan made an appearance as well to talk about everything NSO has to offer.
Dean Lapham and Anna Bandkau of Nalari Health, Inc. and Pay it Forward took the stage next to introduce students to what they were doing in the community and presented the school with a generous $2,000 donation.

Lastly, Tim Silva, the 2011 SharkFest winner and co-founder of the Radish food truck that can be seen around Providence took a few moments out of his extremely busy schedule to speak on the importance of staying in school. He told the audience that having a business is “a lot of work” and that it's all about education. He also made a generous donation of $200 to the school before he ran back out of the auditorium to continue cooking in the food truck.

After all of the presentations and elevator pitches were complete, the judges tallied up their scores and named the winners:

Eric Weiner

Idea Name: “”
Concept: A website dedicated to giving foodies up-to-date locations of their local favorite food trucks


Jessica Funa, Madison Hannon and Reed Tighe

Idea Name: “Mod 3”
Concept: An adjustable shoe that can transform from a flat to a high heeled shoe; “I don't have to adjust to the shoes, the shoes adjust to me!”

Social Venture

Brandon Monti

Idea Name: “The True Monti”
Concept: Creating T-shirts and apparel that would be sold to fuel art and entrepreneurial programs to educate youth.


Terazha Pitts

Idea Name: “Royal Twyn's”
Concept: A dessert cart (“not a food truck”) that sells cake, pie and other dessert pops. All of the desserts would be on a stick.


Taylor Niver

Idea: A “University App Suite”
Concept: A personalized array of apps that universities could provide to their students to give them more information about transportation, events, and other announcements. It is planned to launch this summer.

This year's SharkFest was a huge success, not just for the winners. Each finalist received space in the Freidman Center to work on their endeavors and were given access to mentors and coaches to advise them on their business and marketing approach.

The judges were very pleased with all of the contestants who took the stage. When asked about what he thought of the event, Mr. Boucher marveled at how far JWU has come remembering that there was only one building when he attended school here.

All of the contestants await the results 
The winners were all very excited for their future. Ms. Pitts, a senior and member of DECA not only won in her category, but was also selected by popular vote from the audience to go to the 2012 DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California.

Culinary/Hospitality winner Terazha Pitts with Mark the Shark after the competition.

November 29, 2012


By Patrick Rhodes 

Johnson & Wales University showcased their competitive spirit again at DECA’s Professional Development Day. Hosted by Bay State College in Boston MA,  four JWU College of Business Students from the Providence campus competed in the friendly competition at Bay State.

Like most DECA competitions the idea of the day was to help develop professional skills in various fields of the business world.  This friendly competition was geared towards getting DECA participants ready for real world business interactions. Also preparing for bigger and more serious competitions such as the Regional  Conferences, which will be held in the early parts of 2013 (See WWW.JWUNSO.ORG for more information).

JWU Students arrived to a warm welcome by Bay State College which included a continental breakfast.  Powered up and ready to go the Wildcat contenders competed into their first of two roll play scenarios.  JWU competitors Wayne Moore, Cathrine Nelson, Mozi Zhang and Christine Talamayan found themselves playing the roll of sales managers for a high-end country club, and as sales managers the team needed to coordinate a venue for a special needs group. They had to present their solution to their superiors (judges), as if it was a real business interaction.  As expected the presentation went very well and even impressed the judges enough to land themselves a lunch outing with the two industry professionals.

As told by Talamayan, lunch was as much of a learning experience as everything else that day.  At lunch the judges provided them with feedback from their roll play and key industry secrets such as what they look for when hiring. The judges had shifted their roll from competitive judge to experienced mentors for the JWU team.   

Soon after, the Johnson & Wales crew was even more prepared for their second roll play equipped with valuable information from their previous experience that day.  Now playing the roll of Human Resource managers, the able team was asked to create and present a solution for absenteeism in the workplace.  Their Johnson & Wales ambition produced a powerful presentation that captivated their judges.  Talamayan (who had never competed before) said, “our team did awesome on this case study and we nailed it”.   She later stated, “Overall, I had a great experience and it has made me want to be a DECA Competitor.”

Competitions like these are what drive students to succeed and give them the skills and experiences necessary to do so.  Johnson & Wales University takes pride in our endless success with DECA Related events.  For Information on how to become involved with JWU’s DECA chapters visit (

November 12, 2012

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

By Andrea Hidalgo

On October 17th, seven NSO students joined Dr. Wilkinson in a haunted trip to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, held in Roger Williams Park Zoo.

After getting some delicious Halloween snacks, we enjoyed an hour of enchanted carved pumpkin displays, many of which were true works of art. This year the event was titled “All the World’s a Stage”, and let us experience the rich history of cinematics. There were over 5,000 pumpkins on display that day, from iconic movies like Gone with the Wind and science fiction blockbuster Lord of the Rings to the latest Disney movie; the show captured our imagination and our hearts. Amongst the group’s favorites were the pumpkins displaying King Kong and Avatar along with the extra large Titanic scene.

After our magical time at the zoo, we headed for an appetizing dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, as well as a spooktacular movie at Providence Place Mall. It was definitely an amazing evening, as we were able to bond with other NSO students and enjoy a world-class attraction at the same time. I am looking forward to the next NSO outing!

November 09, 2012

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is looking for Volunteers!
JA is looking for volunteers to teach programs in grades k-12.
You do not have to have a teaching background, just enthusiasm!!!

-You will receive all materials needed to teach this program. Step-by-step instructions to explain what to do each session.
-The program is once-a-week for 5-7 weeks depending on the grade level you choose, and each session lasts approximately 30-45 minutes for k-5, and 45-55 for grades 6-12.
-You will work out your own schedule with the teacher.
-JA staff will deliver the materials, train you and answer any questions.
-You will have a great time and so will the students.

Please Contact Karen Healey or Beth Tedeschi at Junior Achievement at 401-331-3850 or at or if you are interested.

November 07, 2012

Congratulations to Samantha Wilber

Lets give a congrats to our own Sam Wilber who was recently featured in Brand RI. Brand RI is an extension of Rhode Island Monthly focusing on Advertisement and Business.  Samantha was featured in the Onward and Upward section which talks about recent hires and promotions in the Rhode Island area. The articles states "Samantha joined Twin River Casino team as a public and community affairs assistant" Samantha will be serving as a liaison to the local community, assisting with all media relations.  She is a recent grad from Johnson & Wales with a double major in marketing and management  Once again CONGRATULATIONS!

October 31, 2012

DECA Idea Challenge 2012

Get ready to show off your entrepreneurial spirit! The DECA Idea Challenge 2012 is a fast-paced competition that challenges college student teams to find new use for a common, everyday item while creating the most value possible. Examples of items used in similar activities are rubber bands, water bottles and gum wrappers. The common, everyday item for 2012? The item will remain a mystery until November 7, when DECA will announce the item and officially launch the competition. Teams then have eight days to develop and execute their ideas and submit a three-minute video showcasing their work to YouTube. A panel of expert judges will select national winners shortly after Global Entrepreneurship Week
For detailed information and to register for the Idea Challenge, visit

October 24, 2012

DECA Passport Program

A Rhode Island State DECA office will be visiting the Providence campus to discuss the DECA Passport Program.  If you are planning to attend ICDC this year, we strongly encourage you to attend as we would like all JWU students to receive the passport.  At nationals, you will be recognized on stage for your completion of the passport. It will be held on November 6th, John Hazen White 301 at 7pm. 

August 17, 2012

Come to the NSO Open House!



Come to the NSO Open House!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The Pepsi Forum, Wales Hall
All JWU National Student Organizations members are encouraged to attend as it kicks off the academic year's NSO activities.  Find out more about the organizations and activities!
Questions, call the NSO office at 401-598-2345. 

May 08, 2012


Rob Erskine, class of 2012
Rob Erskine recieveing first place in web design
Graphic Design & Digital Media Major 2012

The only thing worse then getting up at 5am to catch a flight is a two-hour layover in Detroit.  Luckily, these were the only low points we had on the entire 2012 DECA International Career Development Conference trip in Salt Lake City.

Utah Jazz
Actually, there were a few very high points on the trip; going to a Utah Jazz( game, hearing an inspirational speech from the Jazz’s announcer, attending a few awesome seminars, and ultimately taking first in the web design competition for the second year in a row, but more on that later.

After we touched down in the Little America Hotel ( in Utah we were fortunate enough to get courtside seats a few hours early for a really insightful speech from Thurl Bailey, a broadcast analyst for the Utah Jazz. Bailey had the whole arena glued to every word he said as he described his upraising, and his love of basketball. Bailey was able to connect his passion for basketball into an equally passionate post basketball career. He really illustrated that it’s important to love what you do, and I couldn’t agree more with him.

Social Market Mantra
The conference also showcased some excellent speakers. I know for my track in Communications and Technology, we had Mrs. Shilpa Gauba, President of Social Market Mantra(, give some awesome tips on promoting yourself and others through social media. Did you know that if someone follows you on twitter, it’s polite to follow him or her back? Also, if your linkedin profile isn’t 100% complete, you’re missing out on potential employers being able to find you?

After the seminar, we broke out into teams for a quick workshop. Mrs. Gauba threw out real world situations and had our groups solve them through the use of creative social media marketing. It was an engaging experience that really helped me understand how to professionally use social media.

Web Site Competition
Now on to the competition part: the web design and development competition was a prepared event in which I had to build an ecommerce website and market it in a role-play to a few judges. Even though this was a prepared event, and of course I had months to prepare, I was preoccupied with the Johnson & Wales Advertising team( So I literally built my entire project and campaign the weekend we were in Salt Lake City. Not to worry though, I had a solid idea in my head, and the JWU determination to get it all done.

I was surprised how many teams were competing this year. The small competitive briefing room we were in was packed with teams from Canada, Mexico, and twenty-six other states. I was able to mingle with a few of the teams, but as soon as the briefing was over I went straight back to my room to prepare for the first round of competition.

The next morning I presented for the first time in front of two judges (whom I later found out were a Stock Investor and TJ Max Marketing Officer) who really grilled me throughout the presentation. The total time allotted for the presentation was twenty-five minutes, so I was really worried that all the questions would set me over. I ended up asking if they could hold their questions to end, which from their judge feedback sheet I could tell they really despised. Overall my case couldn’t have been bad, as I made the top ten stage the next morning.

After the top ten awards I went to refine my presentation and iron out the kinks I had found during the first presentation. The second time around, when I presented to only one judge (who I later found out was a senior marketing director at ServPro (, was absolutely blown away by my product. At the end I asked her if she would be willing to sign a contract today (remember, this was a role play), and she said absolutely. She signed on the dotted line as my sole investor, prepared to front my expedition for $250,000.

That night my name was announced last as one of the top six competitors, which honestly was the most nerve-racking part of the competition. After the 3rd place and 2nd place teams were announced, I knew I had a pretty good shot at being called first. Hearing the crowd erupt when they prefaced the announcement of the 1st place winner with “from Johnson & Wales University…” was such an awesome moment. My experience in not only design and development, but also my ability to advertise and market my site really gave me the competitive edge I needed to win.


By: Samantha Sabal
Advertising 2012

Day 1:
It was April 21st and we arrived to Salt Lake City late Friday the night before ready to explore, challenge ourselves through tests and presentations, but most of all ready to bring home some medals! We all prepared hard through training by student trainers and help from our great faculty advisors, Michelle Morin and Tony Fruzetti. DECA had some great events planned for the next few days, and our first official day with DECA they had an opening ceremony at the Energy Solutions Arena and even tickets to come back that evening to go to the Utah Jazz basketball game.
Day 2:                                                
The next day we attended meetings on our different events to find out when we will present, as well as listen to people who work within the business of our interest. However, within my category, Advertising Campaigns, a prepared event, you needed to hand in your final document/paper for the judges to review before your presentations the following day. We found out that it needed to be done by 3PM and we were nowhere near ready to hand it in. A few other groups found themselves in the same position as us and had tons of work to do for their project as well. As I sat in and listened to the great speakers, my partner, Sam, had to rush to our room to finish the last touches to our project. Luckily we were about to get it printed and handed it in just in time.
Day 3:
The next day we had our first presentation to the judges at 10:10 AM. We were nervous and weren’t sure how prepared we were, even though we were working on the project day and night for weeks. We went in the presentation room, introduced ourselves and set up. I was making the opening statements to the presentation, and I completely blanked. I had no idea what to say for about 30 seconds. My heart started racing, and I just said blurted out the first thing I could say. Overall our presentation was okay. We didn’t feel that confident, but we knew no matter what we would enjoy the rest of our trip. Later that day, we had a wonderful lunch at a local cafĂ© called Blue Lemon. It offered ‘pure clean food, with a twist.’ It was right near the City Creek mall, which is one of the most beautiful outdoor malls I have ever seen. While walking around the city, we also saw Temple Square, Utah’s most popular tourist destination. It is the world headquarters of the Mormon culture and is absolutely beautiful. They had beautiful flowerbeds and trees, as well as large and small fountains everywhere. We also talked to some of the individuals who worked there, and they described to us what the Mormon beliefs and about their religious practices.
Day 4:
After the announcement of Top 12 finalists
From Left to Right: Samantha Wilber, Professor Michelle Morin, and Samantha Sabal
After waiting patiently all evening, the next morning we were heading to the preliminary awards session to see who made it to the final round. For the case studies, those who scored the highest both in test and in the role play were brought to stage and awarded medals for their great work, but only 12 move on to the final round. When the Advertising campaigns category was announced Sam and I got so nervous. We held each other’s clammy hands and Sam counted how many groups or participants were called until we would hear our names. We were called second to last, completely nervous! We screamed so hard and jump like lunatics! I even fell over when our names was called I was so excited! We ran towards the stage and didn’t even receive our medals until they were already starting the next category. We ran in the hallway celebrating to find out what time we would be presenting again in front of more judges. 3:10 PM, perfect to prepare and get us ready to dominate! We fixed the points that our previous judges mentioned in our first presentation, and then met up with Michelle Morin for some last minute tips on what we should say during the presentation. Our presentation went amazing! The judges were really impressed and even signed our ‘contracts’ as if we were in a real meeting and signing to do a deal with the company. We were so excited and ready to hear the results later that night. So we enjoyed the rest of the day by the pool. 14 of our members from the Johnson and Wales chapter made it within the final round. Later that night 13 of us got called back on stage, along with some 3rd place and 1st place winners! Sam and I made it to the top ten for the second year in a row and we were really excited about our great accomplishment.

May 07, 2012

Grassroots Soccer Tournament

Sebastian Annderson
International Business 2012

On April 13th, 45 students at JWU all made the trip to the Harborside campus to compete in a 3v3 Grassroot Soccer tournament. Grassroot is an organization based in Africa. Their mission is to educate children in Africa about HIV and AIDS. As we all know, the deadly decease is spreading rapidly in Africa. By participating in the soccer tournament we all helped Grassroot in their work.

To participate in the tournament all players had to donate either $10 or $20 to Grassroot. For $20 the player was also given a Nike/Grassroot Dri-fit shirt. We expected 30 players to play but ended up with 45 players in 15 different teams. The players’ donations and donations from students who did not play added up to $580.  That money will educate 23 children in Africa about HIV and AIDS.

The Delaney Gym was full of people playing soccer. There were always three games going on simultaneously. The players used the walls on the side to make the game quicker and we used small goals and no goalkeepers. The games were also being played without referees to encourage players to be honest and fair.

When players were not playing games it was great to see students interact with students they had not met before. It was a melting pot of students from all over the world, there were about 15 nationalities represented. The common interest in soccer made people bond and talk about players and teams. Hopefully some students found new friends when they were networking.

As the group stage ended there were times to see who made it to the semifinals. All group winners and the runner up with the most points all made it to the playoffs. Some of the students who did not make it were exhausted after playing several games and left the gymnasium. Others decided to stick around to watch the last games of the tournament. The first semifinal was a matchup between Team Sweden and Free Agent Team 2. A free agent team is a team consisting of players who registered without having a team, meaning they did not know each other beforehand. It is impressive that they made it that far.

The second semifinal was played between Sheep’s Wool and Guasal FC. It was a close game but Guasal FC came out as winners with the result 2-1. The first semifinal was not a close one, the final score was 10-1 to Team Sweden.

The final was therefore played between Team Sweden and Guasal FC. Guasal FC had used four players throughout the tournament so they were more rested, they were also more technically skilled players. Team Sweden played physical and well as a team. The latter proved to be better. Team Sweden won the final with 2-0. Team Sweden won the t-shirts and mugs the JWU bookstore had generously donated to the winning team. The game for 3rd place was won by Sheep’s Wool.

The top three teams were:
1.Team Sweden (Sebastian Andersson, Lukas Samuelsson, Johannes Hertzberg)
2. Guasal FC (Marco Cader, Moises Cuellar, Diego Maldonado, Diego Bosch)
3. Sheep’s Wool (Noel Bulson, Kyle Metz, Henry McKenna)

April 30, 2012


Please congratulate the winners from the Collegiate DECA ICDC 2012 Conference in Salt Lake City! All 40 JWU competitors did an outstanding job preparing for this competition.

JWU finalists and faculty advisers
From left to right top row: Professor Michelle Morin, Gonzalo Ventura, Samantha Wilber, Moira Callahan, Rob Erskine, Alec D'Antonio, Doug Cuddeback, Cathrine Nelson,  and Professor Anthony Fruzzetti. Bottom row: Samantha Sabal, Melissa Blanchard, and Tiffany Cabral.

list of our finalists by category:

 Top 3 Placement
Web Design, Prepared Event - Winner, 1st Place, Rob Erskine (School of Technology)
Sports Entertainment Marketing - Team Case Study - 2nd Place Melissa Blanchard & Cathrine Nelson (Hospitality College)
Sales Management Meeting - Individual - 3rd Place Moira Callahan (College of Business)
Human Resource Management - Individual - 3rd Place Gonzalo Ventura (College of Business)

Top Ten Finalists / Prepared Events Category:
Ad Campaign - Team Event - Samantha Wilber, Samantha Sabal (College of Business)
Marketing Research - Team Event - Tiffany Cabral, Doug Cuddeback, Alec D'Antonio (College of Business)

Top Ten Finalists / Case Study Competition:
International Marketing Team - Sebastian Andersson and Kim Ngan Ngyun Phuoc (College of Business)
Hotel & Lodging - Individual - Kindra Greenawalt - (Hospitality College)

 Top 12 Finalists:
 Retail Management - Individual - Melanie Calderon (CE)
 Retail Management Test - Individual - Silver Medal, Melanie Calderon (CE)

Also note that the NSO glass case at the entrance of Xavier (across from Schneider Auditorium) now displays pictures of our group outings as well as photos of the winners on stage.

JWU ICDC Competitors

April 16, 2012

Pawsox Social

Join CLA for a BBQ and Pawsox game at McCoy Stadium . Check out the flyer for more details.

March 26, 2012

CAA Grassroots Event

Friday, April 13, 2012 at 12:00pm
Harborside Delaney Gym (downstairs gym)

This is a 3v3 soccer tournament for JWU students, faculty and staff. Find your own teammates and register as a team or register as a free agent and you will be put in a team. All proceeds go to assist Grassroot in educating children in Africa about HIV and AIDS. The cost $10 per player (pay $20 and you will receive a Grassroot/Nike t-shirt, register more than 10 days before the tournament and you will have the t-shirt on the day of the tournament). Come and play soccer with your friends!

To register and pay:

You can also register and pay on site, but we encourage you to use the link and register as early as possible.
Email if you have any questions

Going Grey Event

March 12, 2012

A Day to Remember

Morgan McKinney
Sports Event Entertainment Management-2012

On Friday February 3, I was called on stage by Leslie Migneault, NSO Leadership Academy Advisor, at the 2012 Northeast Regional Competition. To my surprise, I was acknowledged for my contribution to DECA for the past four and half years. It felt so great to be recognized in front of the large crowd that attends every year. I was even given a sash to wear at Graduation!
Since I first began my involvement in DECA, I am only the second student to receive this award.  In my role as a student trainer, I have helped with the past three Regional Competitions, but this year I was involved in the planning as well. I and one other student even stayed up with NSO Competitive Events Director, Dr. Wilkinson all night making some changes that were needed at the last minute.  I had no idea how much work goes into organizing these events.
To be involved in an organization at Johnson & Wales is as easy as signing up and paying membership, but to actually learn something and take an experience away from any organization you need to dive right in. DECA has made an impact on my life that I will truly always remember. The advisors for NSO are not just Professors or Employees of Johnson & Wales, they are family. 

March 02, 2012

NE Regional Conference Results 2012

The NE Regional Conference sponsored by NSO was held on Friday, February 3rd, at the JWU Providence campus. There were over 130 competitors in attendance from 15 area colleges to include Bay State College, Bryant College, CCRI Liston, CCRI Warwick, CCRI Lincoln, Endicott College, Johnson & Wales University, Lincoln College of New England, Manchester Community College, Mount Ida College, Rivier College, Southern New Hampshire University, Thomas College, UMASS Lowell and UMASS Dartmouth.

Please congratulate the top JWU medalists.

Accounting Principles Test Elizabeth Fallon – 2nd Place
International Business Test Karl Andersson – 1st Place
Retail, Fashion and Merchandising Test Anthony Carrancho – 1st Place

Advertising Campaign Tiffany Cabral/Doug Cuddleback/Alec D’Antonio – 2nd Place
Entrepreneurship Timothy Silva – 2nd Place
Professional Sales Patricia Springfield – 1st Place

Culinary Management Institute Luis Rivera/Shawn Livernois – 1st Place
Desktop Publishing Eryn Mahoney/Brittany Medeiros – 1st Place
Job Interview Kim Ngan Nguyen Phuoc – 2nd Place
Public Speaking Patrick Rhodes – 1st Place

Retail Marketing Melanie Calderon – 1st Place
Fashion Merchandising Samantha Marold – 1st Place
Hotel + Lodging Bryana Rodriguez – 1st Place
Travel + Tourism Kindra Greenawalt – 1st Place
Human Resources Emily Ackerman – 2nd Place
Marketing Management Kristen Sill – 2nd Place – Section I
Marketing Management Anthony Carrancho - 1st Place - Section II
Marketing Management Jonathan Zurwell – 2nd Place – Section II
Sales Manager Meeting Moira Callahan – 1st Place

Business-to-Business Marketing Melissa Blanchard/Cathrine Nelson – 2nd Place
International Marketing Noel Buslon/George Catuogno – 1st Place
International Marketing Ryan Shlan/Zach Williams – 2nd Place
Sports & Entertainment Jonathan Clark/Nate Keeney – 1st Place – Section I
Sports & Entertainment Taylor Hirsch/Kayla Oliveira – 2nd Place – Section I
Sports & Entertainment Katherine Beger/Jenny Bova – 1st Place – Section II

February 04, 2012

About NSO

Joining JWU’s National Student Organizations (NSO) is a great way to build career-ready skills and make professional connections in your chosen industry while still a student.

Participation in NSO automatically grants you membership to:

Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Collegiate DECA
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
National FFA
Junior Achievement (JA)
Technology Students Association (TSA)
You’re invited to join the active career-focused organizations on campus where you’ll gain specialized and practical skills from professional advisors.

JWU Providence NSO members can participate in one or more of the following organizations:

· Competitive Events Institute

· Community Action Association

· Leadership Academy

· Communications Association

But who is NSO...

We’ve developed the I AM NSO campaign to give you a better look at the broad and diverse backgrounds, future goals and depth of our outstanding members. Want your profile featured as well?  Send your headshot and bio, including where you’re from, what your NSO involvement has been, your major, your dream career and anything that makes you YOU! Submit your information to

January 11, 2012

CAA is traveling to NEW YORK CITY Friday January 20th

Come join us and visit the United Nations, have a private tour, hear from a PR representative and travel to Chinatown for dinner. See the city, meet new people and learn about the relationship between China and the U.S.!

The goal is to have a balance mixed of domestic, Chinese, and international students to promote cultural exchange around the topics of community service, social entrepreneurship, and economic development.

Departure 6:00am (Kennedy Plaza)
Return 7:00pm (NYC)

$25 for NSO members.
(payment deadline Tuesday Jan 17th)
The fee includes round-trip bus and guided visit to the United Nations, tour of Chinatown, and of course a meal!

If interested please contact:
Lindsay Tarnoff at

Limit 25 students (1st come 1st served)