Below you will find pictures from various alumni events, gatherings, and related University activities. Please click on the links below to open the albums.  Once inside the album, click on the thumbnails for photo captions and information. Enjoy.


Alumni Bus Trip to New York City: November 21, 2015

Alumni, families, friends, and Flat Golden Bear boarded the bus at the Delbridge Welcome Center and were dropped off near Radio City Music Hall. They enjoyed such sites as Rockefeller Center (and the Top of the Rock), St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Rockettes, and the famous Fifth Avenue store window holiday displays.
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President's Alumni Reception in New York City: November 5, 2015

Warmth, excitement, and enthusiasm filled the air when alumni, friends, and other members of the University community gathered in New York City on November 5 at a President’s Alumni Reception. The event, which took place at the Terrace Club at Club Quarters in Manhattan, was hosted by Rich Cassata ’80.
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Cross Country Alumni Day: October 17, 2015

The Cross Country Reunion on October 17 brought more than 30 alumni to campus, many of whom ran in the WNE Invitational 8K, along with assistant coach Jon Harris. The most vintage alumnus to take part: Bill Mahoney '85.
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Outstanding Young Alumni and Skookum Award Brunch: September 20, 2015

The Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement and Skookum Award Brunch took place at Rivers Memorial Hall on September 20. The word “Skookum” in the Chinook language means “excellence,” and awards were presented to 15 students who have demonstrated this quality in academics, cocurricular activities, athletics, volunteer work, and community service. Ashley Skeete '10/G'12, who has distinguished herself both in the University community and in the aerospace industry, received the Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.
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The 2015 Skookum Awards: Portraits and Biographies

The Skookum Award was established in 1989 by the Alumni Association. This year’s 15 award recipients come from diverse backgrounds and were nominated by faculty, staff, and coaches.
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Washington, DC President's Alumni Reception: October 15, 2015

At the President's Alumni Reception in Washington, DC on October 15, alumni enjoyed the unique opportunity to meet President Anthony S. Caprio, as well as reconnecting with old friends and making some new ones, along with establishing some new professional contacts. The host of the event, which took place at the Dupont Circle Hotel, was Eli Farrah L’78.
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Engineering Mentoring Dinner: October 8, 2015

Sponsored by the Alumni Association, the 15th annual Engineering Mentoring Program’s Kick-off Dinner on October 8 afforded 180 first-year students an opportunity to network with 51 alumni mentors and ask questions about what to expect in their studies over the next four years and the various engineering careers available to them afterward.
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Homecoming 2015, Photo Album 1: Golden Graduates

Despite the rain, Homecoming on October 4 turned out to be an event not to miss. It was a great day to reconnect with old friends, as well as catching performances from the Cheerleading Team, Dance Team, and Improv on the rocks—these were some of the festivities that were moved to the Alumni Healthful Living Center because of the weather. Fans also witnessed victories by the football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s tennis teams. Homecoming Weekend featured a Open House events at the University’s academics buildings, a comedy performance by Matthew Broussard, children’s activities, tours of campus, horse-drawn wagon rides, food trucks, and various reunions, including women’s lacrosse, women’s basketball, women’s swimming—along with a celebration of the 40th and 50th men’s soccer. In this album: the Golden Graduates Luncheon on October 3 for alumni celebrating their 50+ year reunion. View the pictures in photo albums 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
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Homecoming 2015, Photo Album 2

In this album: the women's lacrosse alumni game, women's swimming reunion, the women's basketball alumni game, varsity women's soccer, festivities in the Alumni Healthful Living Center, football, and the men's soccer reunion reception. View the pictures in photo albums 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
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Homecoming 2015, Photo Album 3

In this album: Open House events at the University's acadmeic buildings, a Homecoming welcome on Wilbraham Road, and festivities in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. View the pictures in photo albums 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
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Homecoming 2015, Photo Album 4

In this album: festivities in the Alumni Healthful Living Center and the School of Law reunion. View the pictures in photo albums 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
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Homecoming 2015, Photo Album 5

In this album: the Western New England University Dance Team. View the pictures in photo albums 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
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Homecoming 2015, Photo Album 6

In this album: football and men's soccer. View the pictures in photo albums 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
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Homecoming 2015, Photo Album 7

In this album: the Women's Athletic Council Wine Tasting. View the pictures in photo albums 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
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Homecoming 2015, Photo Album 8

In this album, Sunday's events: the Brandon Turbet Memorial Homecoming 5K and the men's soccoer alumni game. View the pictures in photo albums 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
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The Flynn Family Golden Bear Pavilion Dedication: September 29, 2015

Western New England University dedicated the new Flynn Family Golden Bear Pavilion on September 29 before an enthusiastic crowd of student-athletes, faculty, staff, and friends. The Flynn Family and University trustee Michael J. Flynn '82/G'83, owners of Hampden Engineering in East Longmeadow, MA, are longtime supporters of the University and its Athletics program. The Pavilion features state-of-the-art lockers for eight of the Golden Bears outdoor sports teams: baseball, field hockey, football, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, and softball. The $1.5-million facility also features equipment and training rooms, public restrooms, and a concession stand.
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Engineering Class of 1965 Day Division 50th Reunion

Alumni from the College of Engineering Class of 1965 Day Division reunited on September 20 for a welcoming dinner at Max's Tavern in Springfield, and then came back to the University the following day with coffee at Sleith Hall, tours of the building, and a demonstration of the College's Mini Baja off-road vehicle. The car was designed and built by the College of Engineering’s Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Team and finished 18th out of 110 college entries in a motocross track endurance race last May in Mechanicsville, MD.
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The 47th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

Alumni golfers at the 47th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on May 22, 2015, started their Memorial Day weekend early and took advantage of the sunny skies and the opportunity to get together with fellow alumni and family at the Ludlow Country Club in Ludlow, MA. The event raised more than $16,000 for the Alumni Association Golf Tournament Endowed Scholarship. The winning group of golfers, with a score of 59, was Joe Stevens ’81, Jim Dowd ’84, John Kelly, and Christian Marques ’82. Read the entire story. View the video.
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The 7th Annual Coach Burns Scholarship/Bowling Alumni Tournament: April 18, 2015

At Shaker Bowl in East Longmeadow, MA on April 18, more than $1,800 was raised was raised for the Coach Burns Scholarship. Winning at doubles were Jason Williams '02 (a three-time defending champion with different partners each year) and Beau Highfill '99 with a score of 709. Winning at singles was Gary LoPresto '94 with a score of 729.
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Golden Bear Pavilion Construction

The Golden Bear Pavilion, the latest addition to our outdoor sports complex, will include facilities for a training room, locker rooms, and an equipment room. Spectators will gain the convenience of a concession stand and public restrooms to make game day more enjoyable. Read more about this project.
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