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Born out of Chef Emeril Lagasse’s commitment to give back to his alma mater, the annual Emeril Lagasse Golf Classic is a unique event benefiting the renowned chef’s endowed scholarship fund.
Register for the 11th Annual Emeril Golf ClassicRegister now for this year’s Classic, which takes place Sunday, September 29-Tuesday, October 1 in scenic Newport, RI. Take a look at what we’ve got planned for this year.
Last year’s student scholarship recipients, pictured l-r with Emeril Lagasse, Chancellor John J. Bowen and tournament chairman Stephen Caldeira: Tran Nguyen, Ashley Bishop and Celestina Brunetti. (Not pictured: Celine Serret)Investing in JWU’s FutureThe Emeril Lagasse Endowed Scholarship Fund supports a major aspect of JWU’s latest strategic initiative, 2017: The Centennial Plan — namely, to make education more affordable for students. Continuing its focus on affordability, the university will earmark $190 million in institutional aid annually by the close of the plan in the 2017-2018 academic year.“Having Emeril work with all of us on this event helps to strengthen our mission of providing students with a quality — and affordable ― career education experience, and for that we’re extremely grateful,” said Chancellor John J. Bowen. Last year’s 10th anniversary event raised the highest amount of scholarship funds in the history of the tournament. To date, the event has raised approximately $4.5 million. By raising scholarship dollars, the Golf Classic helps ensure that “any student with the dream to be part of our great industry is able to receive a JWU education,” noted Tournament Chairman Steve Caldeira, president and CEO, International Franchise Association.
In these challenging economic times, your continued support will ensure the future success of some very special students.
Contact UsHave questions about the 11th Annual Emeril Lagasse Golf Classic? Contact Jennifer Fustino, tournament director, at 401-598-4676.Download this year’s brochure (3MB PDF)
Revisit this year's event, from the kick-off dinner overlooking beautiful Newport Harbor to a memorable day on the links. Follow the link to download and print your favorite images.
Thanks to the generous support of donors, the following students were able to make their dreams of attaining a culinary arts education a reality. read more