About the Series

Coordinated by the JWU Library as part of the University's 2014 Centennial Celebration, the Centennial Oral History Series contains interviews from Johnson & Wales University faculty and staff who have helped to build this institution.

Near the start of 2014, staff at each of the four campuses (Providence, North Miami, Denver, Charlotte) were trained to conduct oral history interviews. Throughout the Spring and Summer of 2014, these trained interviewers recorded over 20 hours of uninterrupted interviews from 18 different interviewees.

All interviews will be uploaded to this site in 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV audio files. You can also listen to the interviews on the Centennial Oral Histories SoundCloud page (Soundcloud is recommended if you are using a mobile device).

If you have any questions about the Oral Histories, please contact Digital Services Librarian David Meincke or Dean of Libraries Rosie Hopper.


Submissions from 2014


Carol Chace (Director of Transportation, JWU Providence) and Norm Chace (Facilities Project Manager, JWU Providence), Beth Oday


Robin Krakowski (Campus President, JWU Denver), Merrie Valliant


Shawn Ray (Director of Purchasing, JWU North Miami), Nicole Covone