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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. TOURS WILL BE OFFERED OF THE RENOVATED AND EXPANDED SLEITH HALL!

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:

  • Thomas Florence '82/G'86
  • Scott Massey '12
  • Jenny Woo '14
  • George Allen G'68
  • Matthew Brigante '14
  • Kevin Parma '14
  • Daniel Boskey '76
  • Jeremy Notestine '13
  • Maureen Pollet '14
  • Tayler Dontigney '14
  • Karen (Peabody) Jimenez '94
  • Alyssa DiFronzo '14
  • Leighann Camarero '13
  • Angelia Kehl '12
  • Sitara Booker '13
  • Sarah Mosier '02
  • John Burke
  • Michael Delsanto '94/G'98
  • Chris Mancuso '14
  • Andew Leslie
  • IRL BROWN G'57
  • John Parsons '11
  • Lindsay Maguire '04
  • Jason Grondin '03
  • Frank Maturo '14
  • Nana Anyane-Yeboa '13
  • Samantha Ryan '13
  • Lauren Stock '12
  • Marisa Harris '13
  • Tess O'Rourke '13
  • Jacqueline Watson '99/G'02
  • Kyle Hunter '13
  • Kevin Jandreau '79/G'81
  • Alison Castellano '03
  • Nick Creanza G'79
  • Roseann Argyelan '10
  • Erin Rosenberger '14
  • Elias Venegas '14
  • Sonja Pustay '13
  • Brianne Gatz '09
  • Gary LaPerle '75/G'81
  • Karisa Gaebel '14
  • Mike Wysocki '13
  • Austin Provost '14
  • Ashley Faas '14
  • Michael Cialdea '14
  • Dayshima Jackson '13
  • Spencer Ives '14
  • Corianne Olsen '07
  • Patrick Cameron '13
  • Nicole Daly '13
  • Laura Boule '01/G'02
  • Mat Nelson '93
  • James Georges '13
  • Randy Milou '03/L'06
  • Emily Savino '13
  • Jenna Schall '07
  • Laura Madaio '13
  • Danielle Trippodo '14
  • Harold king G'74
  • Ashley Lauricella '14
  • Brian Clark '14
  • Rachael Gotta '14
  • Alexandra Pessolano '14
  • Leo Belval '13
  • Christopher Wystepek '02/G'09
  • Talia Mosleu '13
  • Ashley Flood '14
  • Michael Wanat '08
  • Kimberly Perez '14
  • Ashley O'Neil '14
  • Adam Cruz '13
  • John Liberti '10
  • Ashley McMullen '14
  • Daniel Goncalves '14
  • Tom Frisbie '14
  • Kathleen Early '14
  • Lauren Barry '14
  • Michael Konarski '13
  • John Drawec '93/L'97
  • Marissa Findholt '14
  • Timothy Piehl '14
  • Devyn Frank '14
  • Amy Vernon '94
  • Kelly Robbins '14
  • Steven Czausz '14
  • Justin Mello '13
  • Amanda Casella '14
  • Richard Bass '77
  • Andrea Tarpey '90
  • Ahmed Ibrahim '14
  • Reginald Bush
  • Ceriene Rustad '14
  • Thomas Notchick '14
  • Lori (Page) Murphy '98
  • Anthony Bortolussi '12
  • Nancy Fenton '92/L'95
  • Christina Brown '14
  • Ashley Quiterio '11
  • Kristine Perrone '13
  • Chandra Bellamy Juncker '03
  • Alyssa Caliguri '13
  • Shelby Van Huysen '13
  • Courtney Ciavarella '14
  • Jeffrey Stanwood
  • James Liberti '10
  • Robert Hassinger L'12
  • sherwin vargas '14
  • Marco Gomes '10
  • Kelsey Sherman '14
  • Alison Haddad '14
  • Kathy Pappas G'98
  • Brian Stromwall '98
  • Stephen Nasiatka '04
  • Rebecca Liudzius '14
  • Andrea Longo '13
  • Gregg Breau
  • Justin Martins '11
  • Julianne Green '13
  • Jamison Jedziniak '14
  • Erica Kindred '14
  • Matthew Harden '14
  • Alexandra Eskandari '14
  • Scott Nette '09
  • Jason Malek '96/G'99
  • Amy Geffert '14
  • Keanna Hector '14
  • Olivia Mazzarella '10
  • Nicole Silengo '14
  • Kenneth Lee
  • Robert Straub '13
  • Annie Intrieri '14
  • Lydia Lefevre '14
  • Christine Slattery '03
  • Stephen Day '14
  • Tom Frisbie '14
  • Sarah Wiles '14
  • Morgan Vogt G'12
  • heather mears '13
  • Gavin Winchell '14
  • Krystal Dunn '06
  • Andrew Bellemare '12
  • Walter Bush '77
  • Megan Feeney '14
  • Kyle Knowles '05
  • Tony Rosa '10
  • Ted Schwamb '76/G'80
  • Sedeline Joseph '12
  • Dylan Jones G'13
  • Andrew Roberts '13
  • Andrea Melone '13
  • Paul Agerty '69
  • Kellee Burns '14
  • Kevin Hassett '02
  • Michael Graham '13
  • Sam Regan '14
  • Jesse DeLucca
  • Kristy Kehoss '06
  • Joseph Borges '14
  • Curtis Staub '10/G'14
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Edward Lavoie '99
  • Tyler Chatham '14
  • Shawnna Hall-Enoch '14
  • Mikael Simpson '09
  • Bryan Wilmot '12
  • Melissa Maguire '13
  • katherine abrego '14
  • Peter Paniccia '12
  • Jill Jensen '88
  • Stephanie Cotter '14
  • Kristen Blake Gordon '96
  • Kristina Carmack '14
  • Michael Salva '13
  • Keanna Hector '14
  • Domenick Villano '14
  • Heather Coulter '10
  • Courtney Chafer '14
  • Ashley Petersen '12
  • Patrick Pilkons '13
  • Nathan Schwartz '06
  • Rachel Savitt '14
  • Kaitlyn Hall '13
  • Rebecca Fields '14
  • Shaylyn Sicard '14
  • Sara Martins '14
  • Tom Bresnahan G'83
  • Jill Carneglia G'14
  • Bryan Schmutz '99
  • Scott Davis G'76
  • Lisa Del Rio '03
  • Kathleen Nelen '82
  • Chantel Branco '13
  • Spencer Bracco '12
  • Kayla Vasseur '14
  • Julianne Green '13
  • Brianna Sporbert '14
  • Jennifer Sabo '13
  • Amanda Wiener '14
  • Jakub Bartnik '14