Meet President Caprio at Alumni Events in Boston,
Hartford, Florida, Springfield, and Providence


In the next few months, alumni and friends in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, and Rhode Island will have the unique opportunity to meet President Anthony S. Caprio at several alumni events: in Boston on February 25; in Hartford, CT on March 3; in St. Petersburg, FL on March 15; in Delray Beach, FL on March 16; in Springfield, MA on April 7; and in Providence, RI on May 5. Pictured at last February’s President’s Alumni Reception in Boston are (L-R) William O’Brien ’01, President Caprio, Sean Boucher ’99, and Matthew Pantera ’99.

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International Aquatics Federation VP Dale Neuburger to
Speak at Western New England University on Feb. 17

daleneuburgercopygifDale Neuburger, vice president of FINA, the worldwide governing body for aquatic sports—including the Olympic disciplines of swimming, diving, water polo, and synchronized swimming—will be the next guest speaker in the “For the Love of the Games” speaker series on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Sleith Hall’s Wood Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Neuburger’s talk, entitled “Spanning the Globe in Sport and Business,” is sponsored by the University’s Center for International Sport Business (CISB) and is made possible by a grant from the Alumni Association. Can’t make it to campus? Watch live streaming video at

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ESPN'’s Buster Olney a "Hit" with Students;
Event was Sponsored by the Alumni Association


Baseball writer and commentator Buster Olney delighted students in a jam-packed Wood Auditorium on January 28. Olney discussed aspects of his long and successful career before answering a wide range of their questions, and then stayed on to chat one-on-one with them. He is pictured in the middle with Alumni Association Secretary Scott Davis ’76 and Director of Alumni Relations Kathy Pappas G’98.

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Tee It High and Let It Fly at the 48th Annual
Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, May 27


The 48th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, May 27 is not only your chance to catch up with fellow alumni and friends. It’s also for a great cause: 100 percent of the proceeds gained through sponsorships, raffles, and donations benefit the Alumni Golf Scholarship Fund. The tournament at the Country Club of Wilbraham will begin with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start, following an 8:00 a.m. breakfast. Price: $140 ($99 for young alumni-classes ’11-’16). Lunch will be available for purchase.

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WNEK Changes Its Frequency in 1981


Pictured is Mike Netkovick ’80 playing music for WNEK-FM radio listeners. In 1981, Western New England College’s official campus radio station—then located on the second floor of Berkshire Hall—became the first college radio station in the northeast to move into the commercial band. WNEK modulated from 89.1 to 97.5. The station received a new antenna from Phelps-Dodge Communications Company in Marlboro, N.J., which helped it broaden its range of listeners to more than just on-campus students: its programming was heard from a little beyond a ten-mile radius. (Read More)

Western New England’s Second Computer


[View our historic photo archives.] In 1964, the IBM 1620 computer was installed in the new West Building (now Herman Hall). It was the College’s first digital computer, joining the McIlroy Fluid Network Analyzer, an analog computer, which was acquired in 1958. (Read More)

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