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A Sign of Good Times Ahead:

HOMECOMING 2014

September 12-14

REGISTER NOW!

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A good time is A SURE BET at Homecoming Weekend. Join the family fun, including entertainment, children's activities, and hospitality and food tents, along with football and other varsity athletic contests. Reconnect with old friends and professors and rekindle your Golden Bear Spirit.

Come join us!



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 12

10:00 a.m.
Wrestling Golf Outing
Veterans Golf Course, Springfield
Contact Coach Ted Banks at 860-367-7305 for more information.

11:00 a.m.
Golden Grads Luncheon

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President Anthony S. Caprio welcomes alumni who are celebrating a 50+ year reunion. For more information, contact Kathy Pappas G'98 at 413-782-1478.

6:00 p.m.
Downes Hall of Fame Dinner
Rivers Memorial Hall
Inductees to be honored are:
Steve Sugermeyer '78 (wrestling)
Gary Crowley '84 (men's cross country)
Mike Raymond '02 (men's tennis)
Elena Massa '04 (women's swimming)
Kristy Kehoss '06 (softball)
Adam Cherry '06 (men's lacrosse)
Contact JoAnne Bovat at 413-782-1202 to reserve seats.

9:00 p.m.
Student Event: The Crescent Circus magic show
Sleith 100

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Saturday, September 13

pawssigngifWelcome! Please park at the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center lot. On-campus transportation will be provided to and from Golden Bear Stadium, or just follow the paw prints to the athletics area.

10:30 a.m.
Parents Association Meeting
Student Senate Chambers, St. Germain Campus Center

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Registration Tent
Golden Bear Boulevard (Campus Utilities Building Parking Area) across from the tennis courts.
Free admission to the football game and a Homecoming souvenir! Check in at the Registration Tent and receive your hand stamp for entry into the football game.

11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Walking Tours of the Campus
Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center
Join us for a walking tour of the University to see all the campus changes.

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11:00 a.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Nazarene College

Suprenant Field

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences Reunion
Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
School of Law
Golden Bear Boulevard

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11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
College of Pharmacy Tent
Golden Bear Boulevard
Visit us for a health screening. Meet the learners, faculty, and administration to learn about our program and interests in health care.

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
Career Development Center Tent
Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
Student Life Expo
Golden Bear Boulevard

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11:00-3:00 p.m.
Children's Activities
Tent
Golden Bear Boulevard
Fun activities for kids of all ages, including face painting, glitter tattoos, tie-dye t-shirts, and a balloon artist..

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Satellite Bookstore:
University Apparel
Golden Bear Boulevard

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11:00-3:00 p.m.
Rock Wall & ROTC Display
Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Hospitality Tent and
"Grab and Go" Food

Golden Bear Boulevard
Concession-style lunch and snacks. Hospitality tent for alumni and guests 21 and over.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Martial Arts Demonstration
Golden Bear Boulevard
Marvel at the student and alumni members of the Martial Arts team as they demonstrate two-man fighting, weapons forms, self-defense, the Lion Dance, board breaking, and more!

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12:30-1:30 p.m.
Improv on the Rocks
Golden Bear Boulevard

1:00 p.m.
President's Cup:
Football vs. Westfield State University

Golden Bear Stadium
Western New England University looks to regain the 42-year-old Cup from rival WSU.
Halftime: Recognition for the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
For free access to the game, get your hand stamped at the Registration Tent.

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1:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Eastern Nazarene College
Suprenant Field

1:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dance Team
Golden Bear Boulevard


2:00 p.m.
Wrestling 40th Reunion Celebration Reception

Downes Hall of Fame, Alumni Healthful Living Center
(Halftime during the football game. Snacks, beverages, and a commemorative provided.)

5:00 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse Social
Samuel's Tavern
Contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

5:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball Social
Samuel's Tavern, Springfield
Contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

6:00 p.m.
Wrestling 40th Reunion Banquet
Holiday Inn, Enfield, CT/Springfield, MA
Cost: $37.50. 6:00 p.m. social (cash bar), 7:30 p.m. banquet, dinner, speakers, auction, and commemorative gift. Payable to Bob Skelton, 51 Elm St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028. (413-478-7286). Room reservations: 860-741-2211.

6:30 p.m.
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Rivers Memorial Hall
For more information, please contact Assistant Dean of Diversity Services Yvonne Bogle ’83/G’91 at 413-782-1594.

8:00 p.m.
CAB Presents a Night of Comedy
T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch of HBO's Silicon Valley
Alumni Healthful Living Center
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.


 

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Sunday, September 14

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10:00 a.m.
Brandon Turbet Memorial Homecoming 5K
Alumni Healthful Living Center
Join classmates of Brandon Turbet '06 in a run to honor his memory and raise money for the Brandon Filip Turbet Memorial Fund. Registration for this race and 1.5 mile fun run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. To register, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

11:00 a.m.
Men's Soccer Alumni Game
Suprenant Field
To RSVP, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557. Picnic lunch to follow the game.


For more information on Homecoming, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

 

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Baby Changing Stations:

Alumni Healthful Living Center

 

Homecoming Parking Available Only at the
Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center Lot


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View photos and video from Homecoming 2013.

Look who is already registered:

  • Kristen Blake Gordon '96
  • Ashley O'Neil '14
  • Kimberly Perez '14
  • Andrea Longo '13
  • renise washington '13
  • Kathy Pappas G'98
  • Michelle Steenland-Gilbert '13
  • Alison Castellano '03
  • John Liberti '10
  • Sam Regan '14
  • Kevin Parma '14
  • Lauren Barry '14
  • Leo Belval '13
  • Shahzeb Ahmed '12
  • Katie Arey '09
  • Amanda Casella '14
  • Kristine Perrone '13
  • Laura Solari '13
  • Kelly Robbins '14
  • Thomas Notchick '14
  • Jennifer Sabo '13
  • Heather Coulter '10
  • Marissa Findholt '14
  • Brandon Case '13
  • Ceriene Rustad '14
  • James Liberti '10
  • Lydia Lefevre '14
  • Yaa Roy '10
  • Matthew Brigante '14
  • Jill Carneglia G'14
  • Maureen Pollet '14
  • Thomas Florence '82/G'86
  • Sarah Wiles '14
  • Stephen Day '14
  • Gregg Breau
  • Alyssa DiFronzo '14
  • Mat Nelson '93
  • Brittany WAlker '12
  • Annie Intrieri '14
  • Kevin Jandreau '79/G'81
  • Alexandra Pessolano '14
  • Trevor Fuller '13
  • Tom Frisbie '14
  • John Drawec '93/L'97
  • Jenny Woo '14
  • Lindsey Brudvig '14
  • Ashley McMullen '14
  • Mikael Simpson '09
  • Jill Jensen '88
  • Austin Provost '14
  • Julianne Green '13
  • Talia Mosleu '13
  • Frank Maturo '14
  • sherwin vargas '14
  • Michael Konarski '13
  • Amy Geffert '14
  • Olivia Mazzarella '10
  • Stephen Nasiatka '04
  • Kaitlyn Hall '13
  • Scott Nette '09
  • Courtney Ciavarella '14
  • Kayla Brown '14
  • katherine abrego '14
  • Kristina Oleksak
  • William Beauregard G'64
  • Chantel Branco '13
  • Hanna Kolonsky '12
  • Scott Davis G'76
  • Amy Masi '14
  • Ronelson Lovaincy '08
  • Kyle Hunter '13
  • Kevin Hassett '02
  • Justin Mello '13
  • Alexandra Carter '13
  • Ashley Flood '14
  • Morgan Vogt G'12
  • Heather Hartman '13
  • Kathleen Early '14
  • Kathleen Nelen '82
  • Joseph Borges '14
  • Michael Graham '13
  • Robert Straub '13
  • IRL BROWN G'57
  • Emily Savino '13
  • John Parsons '11
  • Brianne Gatz '09
  • Michelle Dyckman '14
  • Lori (Page) Murphy '98
  • Edward Lavoie '99
  • Christine Slattery '03
  • Michael Wanat '08
  • Sara Martins '14
  • Leighann Camarero '13
  • Jenna Schall '07
  • Alyssa Caliguri '13
  • Eric Del Rio '03
  • Richard Bass '77
  • Steve Jensen '90
  • Lisa Del Rio '03
  • Tom Frisbie '14
  • Paul Glantz '79
  • Krystal Dunn '06
  • Randy Milou '03/L'06
  • Elias Venegas '14
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Rachael Gotta '14
  • Gary LaPerle '75/G'81
  • Adam Cruz '13