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Division: Advancement
Campus Location: 1268 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 413-782-1327 or 800-962-6592
Fax: 413-796-2163 or 413-796-2219
E-mail: alumwne@wne.edu

Staff of the Office of Alumni Relations

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Kathy Pappas G'98

Director of Alumni Relations

413-782-1478
katherine.pappas@wne.edu

In addition to strategic planning, Kathy works closely with the Executive Committee and the Alumni Association Board of Directors to develop initiatives that will benefit alumni. She often travels to meet with alumni, attend events, and generate fundraising. She also oversees the staff in the Office of Alumni Relations.

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 Brian Fitzgerald

Associate Director of Advancement Communications
413-782-1400
bfitzgerald@wne.edu

Brian’s responsibilities include managing alumni publications such as The Communicator magazine, Alumni Outlook, and the monthly Alumni E-News, as well as creating and maintaining content on the alumni website. Brian also develops communication strategies for the Alumni Association, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Advancement Division. Additionally, he contributes to a small portfolio of program initiatives, such as alumni surveys.

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Kristina Oleksak

Associate Director of Advancement Events
413-782-1557
kristina.oleksak@wne.edu

Kristina organizes and manages events for the Advancement Division, including Homecoming, golf tournaments, alumni and student networking events, recognition and stewardship events, and planned giving and major gift receptions. In addition, she creates event strategies to enhance the University’s relationship with alumni, students, and friends, works with the division to develop a young alumni program, and manages Alumni Association Member-at-Large projects, and coordinates the volunteer management program.

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Linda Rogers

Staff Assistant
413-796-2240
linda.rogers@wne.edu

Linda supports the work of the Director of Alumni Relations and the daily operations of the Office of Alumni Relations. She also maintains the master files and program manuals, serves as a recorder for the Alumni Association Board of Director's meetings, and handles the correspondence for alumni life occasions. Please contact Linda for submission of Class Notes and other interesting alumni updates.