Meet JWU’s Newest Wildcats

To celebrate Johnson & Wales University’s Centennial, our Public Art Committee commissioned bronze Wildcats — our newest symbols of JWU spirit — for each of our campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo. and Charlotte, NC.

Willie the Wildcat in downtown Providence

More Than a Mascot

More than a year in the making, the massive project was designed to enhance existing campus traditions + unite the JWU community. Explore what the Wildcats mean to JWU.

 Artist Mike Fields’ digital rendering of the Wildcat

Creating the Cat

Sculpting a bronze this monumental takes a team. Peek into Mike Fields’ Seattle studio to watch the cat progress from sketch to reality.

The good, the bad, the many versions of our Wildcat through the years.

Wildcat Spirit

You can’t talk about JWU spirit without discussing the growth of JWU Athletics. Explore how our Wildcat has evolved through the years.