CAMPUS NEWS GORDON RAMSAY HELPS STUDENT ACHIEVE CULINARY DREAMS AT JWU
GAYLORD ROCKIES RESORT HOSTS HISTORIC HIRING EVENT The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, one of the largest hotel projects in the United States, is currently nearing the final stages of construction and is set to host one of the biggest hiring sprees in the history of the state of Colorado. And JWU Denver is on the figurative ground floor. Rick Medwedeff, general manager of the Gaylord Rockies, has identified JWU students as a much-needed foundation to their success in their talent search. VA Hayman-Barber, director of experiential education & career services, and her staff have worked diligently to ensure continued success in this relationship, which began in spring 2016 when Mike Stengle, vice president of Gaylord Properties, spoke to students on campus. Twenty-four faculty, staff and students were invited to a hard hat tour of the property, which will include 8 first-class restaurants, a luxurious spa and salon, and diverse shops. JWU Family Connection | Spring 2018
Gabriel Lewis, a top competitor on the hit show MasterChef, may not have won the title, but he still came out with a big win. Chef Gordon Ramsay told Lewis at his elimination that he has the “potential to be huge in this industry” and “I am personally going to send you to culinary school.” Hunting for the perfect culinary education program, Lewis chose JWU Denver — and Chef Ramsay kept his word. Lewis continues to check in with Ramsay and share his progress at the university.