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Greetings Golden Bears!

Welcome to your new gateway to alumni news and information! This section of the University website will provide you with some resources to connect with your former classmates, learn about what is happening on campus and with our current students, and give you some opportunities to give back to the place where your future began.

Are you interested in building your career connections and skills or finding friends old and new? Come to special events and reunions, audit courses, join fellow alumni on trips, and give back to Western New England University. Check out alumni news, photos, and videos. You have unlimited ways to stay connected to your alma mater and plug into your alumni networks and resources. While your time as a student was short, you are an alumnus for life. We're here to help you continue to tap into your Golden Bear spirit!

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Are you exploring ways to share your time and talent with Western New England University?

Here’s how. Get involved in the Alumni Association: its programs and activities are designed to increase lifelong alumni engagement with the University and with each other—and help students get the most out of their University experience. Attend regional alumni events in your area or host one of your own. Help plan your next class reunion. You can also recruit future Golden Bears at college fairs by participating in the Alumni-in-Admissions program.

We have many volunteer opportunities. Share your career experience and advice with students: our Sophomore Career Connections program, for example, links sophomores with alumni in the greater Springfield area for mentoring and job shadowing. Another program, Alumni Links for Career Success, enables seniors to network with College of Business alumni, and business alumni also mentor students in the annual RealTest Event. There are Engineering and Law mentoring programs as well.

Host a student intern at your company. Speak to a class or participate in an alumni panel discussion: students will benefit from your expertise. You can even help welcome first-year students on move-in weekend!

If you have other ideas about how you’d like to get involved with Western New England University, don’t hesitate to share them with me at katherine.pappas@wne.edu or call me at 413-782-1478. Haven’t been back to campus for a while? We’ll be glad to give you a tour so you can see the many changes at the University.

Show your Golden Bear pride everywhere you go. Simply download the image and start snapping photos with Flat Golden Bear! Send them to us at alumwne@wne.edu or tag us on social media. Be sure to join our Facebook and LinkedIn pages for the most current news about your alma mater! We look forward to seeing you at an event, volunteering on an alumni committee, speaking to students, providing an internship opportunity, or being a mentor!

Best regards,

Katherine Pappas G'98

Director of Alumni Relations

The Communicator Alumni magazine

Our alumni magazine is now published in a fully responsive digital format, optimized to be viewed on desktops, smartphones, and tablets.

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The Communicator and The Westerner Archives

View past, searchable editions of The Communicator. We also have The Westerner and other student newspapers dating back to 1935. Check out The Communicator’s Web Extras and our historic photo archives.

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Alumni Outlook

This publication is a planning resource to maintain your involvement in the University's activities and the latest Alumni Association programming.

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We have pictures from various alumni events, gatherings, and related University activities.


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