JWU Rep Renee DeNofrio

Renee Denofrio

  • Southern California
  • Arizona
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • US Pacific Territories/Guam


My College Memory 

I graduated from Johnson & Wales in 1990 with a Hospitality Management degree. I later took advantage of the master’s program and obtained my Hospitality Administration degree.  Although I grew up in Rhode Island, I took advantage of living on campus and was able to experience the full college life.

I have many fond memories from Johnson & Wales. These include meeting people from all over the world and building lasting friendships, to participating in an internship and really bonding with my classmates as we spent so much of our time outside the classroom in an actual working environment. This time really allowed me to experience all the different avenues that Johnson & Wales had to offer. I learned what I really loved to do was communicate with people, assisting them with travel plans and hotel events while welcoming them to their newest temporary home. I found this much more appealing than working behind the scenes.

This, for me, was certainly one of the best times in my young life and provided me the groundwork needed to grow into a professional individual with a wonderful career.