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.


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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President's Alumni Reception in Hartford, CT: March 5, 2015

Warmth, excitement, and enthusiasm filled the air as President Anthony S. Caprio briefed guests on the latest news from the University at the President’s Alumni Reception in Hartford, CT on March 5. Trustee Amy B. Lewis ’88/G’00 hosted the event at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Autorino Great Hall.
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President's Alumni Reception in Boston: February 26, 2015

The host for the President's Alumni Reception in Boston on February 26 was Roger Wade L'82. The event took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. Guests included College of Engineering Dean S. Hossein Cheraghi, School of Law Dean Eric Gouvin, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Saeed Ghahramani, College of Pharmacy Dean Evan Robinson, and College of Business Dean Julie Siciliano '81/G'84.
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Biggest Loser Finale Party: January 29, 2015

The University community wore green for Team Rob Guiry ’10/G’14 at The Biggest Loser Finale Party at Rivers Memorial Hall on January 29. There were healthy snacks, raffles, and giveaways, and the Healthy Living Fair prior to the 8:00 p.m. TV viewing included nutrition information and yoga. Rob didn't win, but he weighed in at 245 pounds after losing 238 pounds.
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Ice Hockey Reunion: January 10, 2015

At the MassMutual Center in Springfield on January 10, 16 ice hockey alumni played against the varsity Golden Bear seniors. Alumni, who went as far back as the Class of 2003 and came from as far away as New Jersey, also supported this year's team with donations. After the game, the alumni cheered the Patriots onto a playoff victory at Theodore's in Springfield.
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Cross Country Alumni Day: October 18, 2014

The Cross Country Reunion on October 18 brought 30 alumni to campus, 22 of whom ran in the WNE Invitational 8K. The reunioners included Gary Crowley '84, who was inducted into the Downes Athletic Hall of Fame on September 12. Mark Ruddock '82 was the most vintage Golden Bear at the gathering, which also included several children of alumni runners.
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Washington, DC Alumni Reception: October 16, 2014

Alumni from the Washington, DC area met at the Dupont Circle Hotel on October 16. It was a unique opportunity to reconnect with some old friends and make some new ones—along with some new professional contacts. The event was hosted by Scott Lessne L’83.
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Engineering Mentoring Dinner: October 9, 2014

Sponsored by the Alumni Association, the 14th annual Engineering Mentoring Program’s Kick-off Dinner on October 9 afforded 180 first-year students a chance to network with 32 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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Outstanding Young Alumni and Skookum Award Brunch: September 21, 2014

The Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement and Skookum Award Brunch took place at Rivers Memorial Hall on September 21. 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. Ryan Turner ’08, who completed his PhD work in neuroscience at West Virginia University and is working on his MD at the same school, received the Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.
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The 2014 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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College of Engineering Class of 1964 50th Reunion: September 25-27, 2014

The College of Engineering Class of 1964 recaptured the Blue and Gold Spirit September 25-27 with reunion events, which began with cocktails and dinner Thursday night. On Friday, 12 members celebrated their half-century of being alumni with a reception, lunch, descriptions of their personal histories, a tour of Sleith Hall, and presentations of current research by Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Said Dini, Chair and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Neeraj Magotra, and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anthony English. Read the story.
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Homecoming 2014, Photo Album 1: Golden Graduates

At Western New England University, Homecoming on September 13 was a great day for catching up with old friends—and catching some comedy from the University’s Improv on the Rocks troupe, as well as enjoying victories by the football team, as well as the men's and women's soccer teams. And the rain that was forecast held off until the end! In this album: the Golden Graduates Luncheon on September 12 for alumni celebrating their 50+ year reunion. View photo albuns 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. View the video.
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Homecoming 2014, Photo Album 2: Golden Bear Boulevard

In this album: Golden Bear Boulevard, as well as student volunteers at the entrance at the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center, and the Wrestling 40th Reunion Celebration. View photo albuns 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. View the video.
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Homecoming 2014, Photo Album 3: More Golden Bear Boulevard

In this album: more Golden Bear Boulevard photos, as well as student volunteers at the entrance at the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center. View photo albuns 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. View the video.
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Homecoming 2014, Photo Album 4: Athletics Contests on September 13

In this album: Homecoming athletics on September 13, including football, men's and women's soccer, recognition during football halftime of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Downes Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. View photo albuns 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. View the video.
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Homecoming 2014, Photo Album 5: U&ME/MGA Reunion Dinner Dance

In this album: the U&ME/MGA Reunion Dinner Dance on September 13 in Rivers Memorial Hall. View photo albuns 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. View the video.
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Homecoming 2014, Photo Album 6: Wrestling 40th Reunion Banquet

In this album: the Wrestling 40th Reunion Banquet on September 13 in the Enfield, CT/Springfield Holiday Inn. View photo albuns 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. View the video.
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Homecoming 2014, Photo Album 7: Sunday's Events

In this album, on September 14: the men's soccer alumni game, and the Brandon Turbet Memorial Homecoming 5K. View photo albuns 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. View the video.
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