Alumni Events Calendar


12th Annual Mark Coffey Memorial Golf Outing

Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Road, Westfield, MA

Registration: 9:00 a.m.; shotgun start: 10:00 a.m. Mark Coffey, who died in 2002, served as chair of the Department of Accounting and as a professor of accounting. Also known as "Skip," he taught at the Western New England for 28 years.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 25-04-2014 09:00:00AM 25-04-2014 04:00:00PM 15 12th Annual Mark Coffey Memorial Golf Outing Registration: 9:00 a.m.; shotgun start: 10:00 a.m. Mark Coffey, who died in 2002, served as chair of the Department of Accounting and as a professor of accounting. Also known as "Skip," he taught at the Western New England for 28 years. Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Road, Westfield, MA Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Alumni Community Service Day: Rebuilding Together's Green-N-Fit Rebuild

Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pendleton Avenue, Springfield, MA

Founded in 1992, the Springfield affiliate of Rebuilding Together performs, free of charge, critical home repairs to the homes and nonprofit facilities of low-income families with children, the elderly, veterans, and people with disabilities. Unskilled volunteers join with skilled tradespeople, painting, cleaning, weatherizing, doing carpentry, electrical, and plumbing repairs, and building ramps and roofs. Alumni volunteers have the option of working one or more two-and-a-half-hour shifts and will meet at the Kevin S. Delbridge Center to board shuttle buses to Pendleton Avenue at 7:30 a.m. (for the 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. shift), at 10:00 a.m. (for the 10:30 to 1:00 p.m. shift), and at 12:30 p.m. (for the 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. shift). More info: https://www1.wne.edu/news/index.cfm?selection=doc.2507&DCIid=16366.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 26-04-2014 08:00:00AM 26-04-2014 03:00:00PM 15 Alumni Community Service Day: Rebuilding Together's Green-N-Fit Rebuild Founded in 1992, the Springfield affiliate of Rebuilding Together performs, free of charge, critical home repairs to the homes and nonprofit facilities of low-income families with children, the elderly, veterans, and people with disabilities. Unskilled volunteers join with skilled tradespeople, painting, cleaning, weatherizing, doing carpentry, electrical, and plumbing repairs, and building ramps and roofs. Alumni volunteers have the option of working one or more two-and-a-half-hour shifts and will meet at the Kevin S. Delbridge Center to board shuttle buses to Pendleton Avenue at 7:30 a.m. (for the 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. shift), at 10:00 a.m. (for the 10:30 to 1:00 p.m. shift), and at 12:30 p.m. (for the 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. shift). More info: https://www1.wne.edu/news/index.cfm?selection=doc.2507&DCIid=16366. Pendleton Avenue, Springfield, MA Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Rugby Alumni Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Several locations (see below)

There will be an awards luncheon at 2:30 p.m. in Dining Room B in the St. Germain Campus Center. The alumni match will take place at 4:45 p.m. at Van Horn Park in Springfield. A buffet dinner will follow at Peppa's. For more info, contact Robert Guiry '10/G'13 at robert.guiryjr@wne.edu.

Event Contact: Robert Guiry

Add to Calendar 26-04-2014 02:30:00PM 26-04-2014 06:00:00PM 15 Rugby Alumni Day There will be an awards luncheon at 2:30 p.m. in Dining Room B in the St. Germain Campus Center. The alumni match will take place at 4:45 p.m. at Van Horn Park in Springfield. A buffet dinner will follow at Peppa's. For more info, contact Robert Guiry '10/G'13 at robert.guiryjr@wne.edu. Several locations (see below) Robert Guiry Robert Guiry


Career Webinar: Twitter Your Way to a Job Right Now

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Susan Whitcomb is the author of numerous books, including The Twitter Job Search Guide and 30-Day Job Promotion. Visit alumnicareerservices.org/WNE.

Event Contact: Kathy Pappas

Add to Calendar 07-05-2014 08:00:00PM 07-05-2014 09:00:00PM 15 Career Webinar: Twitter Your Way to a Job Right Now Susan Whitcomb is the author of numerous books, including The Twitter Job Search Guide and 30-Day Job Promotion. Visit alumnicareerservices.org/WNE. Kathy Pappas Kathy Pappas


Colleges' Honors Ceremonies (Business, Engineering, Arts and Sciences)

Friday, May 16, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: TBA

Formerly the Baccalaureate Ceremony.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 16-05-2014 03:30:00PM 16-05-2014 04:30:00PM 15 Colleges' Honors Ceremonies (Business, Engineering, Arts and Sciences) Formerly the Baccalaureate Ceremony. Location: TBA Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Undergraduate and Doctoral Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 17, 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alumni Healthful Living Center

At this ceremony, Western New England University will graduate all students receiving associate's, bachelor's, and doctorate degrees.

Event Contact: Rebecca Sargent

Add to Calendar 17-05-2014 02:00:00PM 17-05-2014 05:00:00PM 15 Undergraduate and Doctoral Commencement Ceremony At this ceremony, Western New England University will graduate all students receiving associate's, bachelor's, and doctorate degrees. Alumni Healthful Living Center Rebecca Sargent Rebecca Sargent


Law Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA

Event Contact: Terry Chenier

Add to Calendar 17-05-2014 09:30:00AM 17-05-2014 11:30:00AM 15 Law Commencement Ceremony Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA Terry Chenier Terry Chenier


Boston Law Reception

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Law Firm of Robinson & Cole, One Boston Place, 25th floor, Boston, MA

The hosts are Kathy Porter L'90 and Kendra Bernardi L'08. RSVP to Gail Gilmore at ggilmore@law.wne.edu.

Event Contact: Gail Gilmore

Add to Calendar 21-05-2014 06:00:00PM 21-05-2014 08:00:00PM 15 Boston Law Reception The hosts are Kathy Porter L'90 and Kendra Bernardi L'08. RSVP to Gail Gilmore at ggilmore@law.wne.edu. The Law Firm of Robinson & Cole, One Boston Place, 25th floor, Boston, MA Gail Gilmore Gail Gilmore


46th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

Friday, May 23, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ludlow Country Club, Ludlow, MA

The 46th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, May 23, 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 will begin with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. Price: $130 ($99 for young alumni-classes '09-'14). New this year: 8:00 a.m. breakfast buffet. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 23-05-2014 09:00:00AM 23-05-2014 03:00:00PM 15 46th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament The 46th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, May 23, 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 will begin with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. Price: $130 ($99 for young alumni-classes '09-'14). New this year: 8:00 a.m. breakfast buffet. Lunch will be available for purchase. Ludlow Country Club, Ludlow, MA Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Golden Bear Alumni Tough Mudder Team at Mount Snow

Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mount Snow, 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, VT

What's your New Year's resolution? Challenge yourself and your fellow Golden Bear alumni to a 10-plus mile course, complete with military style obstacles, on May 31, 2014 at Mount Snow in West Dover, VT. The Office of Alumni Relations and Field Hockey and Strength and Conditioning Coach Sarah Kelly have teamed up to bring you the second WNEU Golden Bear Alumni Tough Mudder Team. Participants are required to register with both Tough Mudder and Western New England University. More info: https://www1.wne.edu/news/index.cfm?selection=doc.2507&DCIid=16191.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 31-05-2014 09:00:00AM 31-05-2014 07:00:00PM 15 Golden Bear Alumni Tough Mudder Team at Mount Snow What's your New Year's resolution? Challenge yourself and your fellow Golden Bear alumni to a 10-plus mile course, complete with military style obstacles, on May 31, 2014 at Mount Snow in West Dover, VT. The Office of Alumni Relations and Field Hockey and Strength and Conditioning Coach Sarah Kelly have teamed up to bring you the second WNEU Golden Bear Alumni Tough Mudder Team. Participants are required to register with both Tough Mudder and Western New England University. More info: https://www1.wne.edu/news/index.cfm?selection=doc.2507&DCIid=16191. Mount Snow, 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, VT Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Young Alumni Trivia Night in Boston

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Dillon's, 955 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Compete against fellow alumni in a Stump Trivia challenge. Register up to six people per team today. Non-alumni are welcome to participate on your team. Registration and social time: 5:30 p.m. Trivia contest: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost: $10.00 per person. Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar. RSVP and send team registration to Krystal Dunn '06 at dunn.krystal@gmail.com.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 03-06-2014 05:30:00PM 03-06-2014 09:00:00PM 15 Young Alumni Trivia Night in Boston Compete against fellow alumni in a Stump Trivia challenge. Register up to six people per team today. Non-alumni are welcome to participate on your team. Registration and social time: 5:30 p.m. Trivia contest: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost: $10.00 per person. Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar. RSVP and send team registration to Krystal Dunn '06 at dunn.krystal@gmail.com. Dillon's, 955 Boylston St, Boston, MA Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Career Webinar: How to Define Your True Value

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Full title: How to Define Your True Value and Sell it to Your Target Market. John Boyd is the author of the book The Illustrated Guide to Selling Yourself. Visit http://alumnicareerservices.org/wne/Home.aspx.

Event Contact: Kathy Pappas

Add to Calendar 04-06-2014 08:00:00PM 04-06-2014 09:00:00PM 15 Career Webinar: How to Define Your True Value Full title: How to Define Your True Value and Sell it to Your Target Market. John Boyd is the author of the book The Illustrated Guide to Selling Yourself. Visit http://alumnicareerservices.org/wne/Home.aspx. Kathy Pappas Kathy Pappas


Law Reunion for Classes Ending in 4 and 9

Saturday, June 7, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 West Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA

RSVP to Gail Gilmore at ggilmore@law.wne.edu.

Event Contact: Gail Gilmore

Add to Calendar 07-06-2014 06:00:00PM 07-06-2014 09:00:00PM 15 Law Reunion for Classes Ending in 4 and 9 RSVP to Gail Gilmore at ggilmore@law.wne.edu. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 West Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA Gail Gilmore Gail Gilmore


Alumni Family Day at Southwick's Zoo

Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Southwick's Zoo, 2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA

Lunch in the pavilion from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost: $20 a person, which includes admission, lunch, and unlimited use of mechanical rides. Kids under three are free. Southwick's Zoo is home to over a hundred species of animals from around the world and offers a wide variety of exhibits that enable visitors to get a close up view of the animals in a naturalistic setting.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 28-06-2014 10:00:00AM 28-06-2014 03:00:00PM 15 Alumni Family Day at Southwick's Zoo Lunch in the pavilion from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost: $20 a person, which includes admission, lunch, and unlimited use of mechanical rides. Kids under three are free. Southwick's Zoo is home to over a hundred species of animals from around the world and offers a wide variety of exhibits that enable visitors to get a close up view of the animals in a naturalistic setting. Southwick's Zoo, 2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Master's Degrees Celebration

Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rivers Memorial Hall

At this ceremony, Western New England University will honor the achievements of students earning their master's degrees.

Event Contact: Rebecca Sargent

Add to Calendar 23-08-2014 02:00:00PM 23-08-2014 04:00:00PM 15 Master's Degrees Celebration At this ceremony, Western New England University will honor the achievements of students earning their master's degrees. Rivers Memorial Hall Rebecca Sargent Rebecca Sargent


Homecoming Weekend 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Golden Bear Boulevard

You don't want to miss a single minute of Homecoming festivities, including reunions, children's activities, a 5K road race on Sunday, and plenty of opportunities to reconnect with your old friends and professors. Cheer on Golden Bear football and other teams. Homecoming is kid- and family-friendly and a great opportunity to rekindle your Golden Bear spirit.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 03-10-2014 11:00:00AM 05-10-2014 01:00:00PM 15 Homecoming Weekend 2014 You don't want to miss a single minute of Homecoming festivities, including reunions, children's activities, a 5K road race on Sunday, and plenty of opportunities to reconnect with your old friends and professors. Cheer on Golden Bear football and other teams. Homecoming is kid- and family-friendly and a great opportunity to rekindle your Golden Bear spirit. Golden Bear Boulevard Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Alumni Association Panama Canal Cruise

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Take an 11-night vacation that is both relaxing and riveting. Cruise the Panama Canal with fellow alumni November 19-30 for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The Six Star Crystal Serenity cruise ship (pictured) will set sail from Miami to Key West, Florida; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan Island, Honduras; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Read more at https://www1.wne.edu/news/index.cfm?selection=doc.2507&DCIid=16215.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 19-11-2014 06:00:00AM 30-11-2014 06:00:00PM 15 Alumni Association Panama Canal Cruise Take an 11-night vacation that is both relaxing and riveting. Cruise the Panama Canal with fellow alumni November 19-30 for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The Six Star Crystal Serenity cruise ship (pictured) will set sail from Miami to Key West, Florida; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan Island, Honduras; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Read more at https://www1.wne.edu/news/index.cfm?selection=doc.2507&DCIid=16215. Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak




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