Marie Estime of Arverne, received an Associate Degree in Marketing from the College of Business at the Florida Campus of Johnson and Wales University at a recent ceremony. A total of 8,224 undergraduates degrees, 528 graduate degrees, and 12 honorary doctorate degrees were awarded.
George Lang, proprietor, Café des Artistes, New York, and president. The George Lang Corporation, New York, presented the keynote address and received an honorary Doctor and Culinary Arts. The honorable Cindy S. Lederman, circuit court judge, the 11th Judicial Court, and presiding judge Miami-Dade Juvenile Court, received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Criminal Justice. Carol B. Dover, FMP, president and chief executive officer, Florida Restaurant Association, obtained an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management.
Johnson & Wales was founded in 1941. It is a private non-profit accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, food service, hospitality and technology.
With an enrollment of nearly 16,000 students, Johnson & Wales maintains many campuses including Providence, R.I., Charleston, S.C., Norfolk, Va., North Miami, Fla., and Denver, Colo. A new campus opens in September 2004 in Charlotte, N.C.