Alumni and Friends Gather with President Caprio
At Receptions and Dinners in Seven Cities


There was plenty of Golden Bear spirit among alumni, friends, and other members of the University community joined President Anthony S. Caprio at presidential gatherings in New York, Boston, Hartford, Florida, Springfield, and Rhode Island last fall and winter, along with this spring. Pictured at the President’s Alumni Reception in St. Petersburg, FL are President Caprio (center) and hosts Barbara and Len McCue L’82.

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Alumni Association 2016 Elections: Vote for
Your Favorite Candidates Through May 27

vote2016gifIt’s springtime—and that means Alumni Association Elections time! Cast your ballot for the Alumni Association Board of Directors through Friday, May 27. You can read the candidates’ statements on the online voting form, on this web page, or in the Spring issue of Alumni Outlook. You may vote online, by emailing, by calling 413-796-2240, or by filling in the ballot in Alumni Outlook and mailing it to the Office of Alumni Relations, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA, 01119.

Running for Vice President is Alison Castellano ’03. The six candidates running for five open Member-at-Large positions are Courtney Chafer ’14, Tim Conrod ’11/G’12, Thomas Cowin ’15, Laurie Gibson ’92/G’00, David Greenslade ’14/G’15, and Kevin McKiernan G’97.

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Entrepreneurs Shaun McGrady '03/G'09 and Tom Skypek '05
Selected for Valley Venture Mentors’ Accelerator Program


Two alumni were among four teams of entrepreneurs from Western New England University chosen to take part in the Valley Venture Mentors’ (VVM) Accelerator Program, a non-profit that fast tracks the growth and success of startups and early stage companies by providing expertise and funding. The teams selected were Name Net Worth, founded by Shaun McGrady ’03/G’09 (left) ; GovBizConnect, founded by Tom Skypek ’05 (right); Wine Somme; and AnyCafé.

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Jason Dionne '07/G'15 Demonstrates Groundbreaking
Work by FloDesign Sonics at White House Water Summit 


The White House Water Summit on March 22 addressed global water issues and focused attention on the vital work being done by such innovative companies as FloDesign Sonics. Jason Dionne ’07/G’15, a founding engineer at the company, is pictured on the left with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith. FloDesign Sonics is based in Wilbraham MA and is headed by chairman and CEO Stan Kowalski III ’92. The engineering company specializes in applying aerospace technology designs to a wide range of products.

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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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