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A Sign of Good Times Ahead:

HOMECOMING 2014

September 12-14

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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.

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Career Development Center Walk-in
St. Germain Campus Center, 2nd Floor
Stop in and meet with a career advisor to have your resume reviewed, learn about new resources, and/or talk about your career strategy. No appointment needed. Just stop by!

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

11:00-3:00 p.m.
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:

  • Scott Dinneen '94
  • Scott Davis G'76
  • Rachel Savitt '14
  • Matthew Guiry '11
  • Paul Glantz '79
  • Alyssa Caliguri '13
  • Teresa Spaziani '12
  • Kimberly Perez '14
  • Daniel Goncalves '14
  • Shea Bridenbeck G'14
  • Karisa Gaebel '14
  • Alex Lyman '12
  • Steve Jensen '90
  • Alyssa DiFronzo '14
  • Janelle Goodnight
  • Jeanie Forray
  • May Lo
  • Kellee Burns '14
  • Marissa Findholt '14
  • Harlan Spotts
  • Randy Milou '03/L'06
  • Trevor Fuller '13
  • Chantel Branco '13
  • Hanna Kolonsky '12
  • Reginald Bush
  • IRL BROWN G'57
  • Cassandra Deal '14
  • Jack Greeley
  • Sarah Mosier '02
  • Laura Solari '13
  • Angelia Kehl '12
  • Dylan White '05
  • Morgan Harthorne '14
  • Alison Castellano '03
  • Nicole Gakenheimer '12
  • Jason Jansak '13
  • Cassandra Bonenfant '14
  • Yaa Roy '10
  • Julie Siciliano
  • Allison Breen '11
  • Tom Frisbie '14
  • Jakub Bartnik '14
  • Nicholas DeFeo '14
  • Andrew Bellemare '12
  • Chris Morgan '13
  • Steve Hennessey '08
  • zeina hamadeh '14
  • Steven Czausz '14
  • Stephen Day '14
  • Shaun Kelly G'12
  • Joseph Borges '14
  • Ann Bigda '94
  • Spencer Bracco '12
  • Erica Kindred '14
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Marissa Zucco '14
  • Tyler Singh '14
  • Jessica Stanwood
  • Hannah Faulkner '14
  • Gavin Winchell '14
  • Marco Gomes '10
  • Tom Bresnahan G'83
  • Michelle Dyckman '14
  • Curt Hamakawa
  • Jillian Ball '13
  • Shelby Van Huysen '13
  • Peter Paniccia '12
  • Devyn Frank '14
  • David Hansen '14
  • Feras Bankhar '14
  • Adam Cruz '13
  • Maria Francese '14
  • Michael Boccia '14
  • Thomas Notchick '14
  • Karen (Peabody) Jimenez '94
  • Ahmed Ibrahim '14
  • Harold king G'74
  • Sonja Pustay '13
  • Monica Doffek '12/G'14
  • katherine abrego '14
  • Chandra Bellamy Juncker '03
  • Mikael Simpson '09
  • Rola Hamadeh '13
  • Tori Stell '13
  • Courtney Prendergast '12
  • Rich Willis
  • Ashley McMullen '14
  • Sarah Wiles '14
  • Alexandra Stoltenhoff '14
  • Molly McKenna '14
  • Gary LaPerle '75/G'81
  • heather mears '13
  • Mary Beth Lucivero '94
  • Heather Hartman '13
  • Jason Grondin '03
  • Lori (Page) Murphy '98
  • David Osiecki G'98
  • Robert Straub '13
  • Kelly Jerzyk '10
  • Kevin Parma '14
  • Tim Conrod '11/G'12
  • Rachel Evangelista '13
  • Christina Brown '14
  • Jesse DeLucca
  • Kristy Kehoss '06
  • Sharianne Walker
  • James Georges '13
  • Kurt Moore G'94
  • Nathan Schwartz '06
  • William Beauregard G'64
  • Adina Elfant
  • George Gu
  • Morgan Vogt G'12
  • Ashley O'Neil '14
  • Michelle Steenland-Gilbert '13
  • Emily Dubuc '14
  • Leo Belval '13
  • Jimmy Whitlow '13
  • Steve Carroll G'96
  • Richard Bass '77
  • renise washington '13
  • Tony Rosa '10
  • Nick Creanza G'79
  • Kyle Morin '14
  • sherwin vargas '14
  • Amy Vernon '94
  • Jessica Ginepro '14
  • Josh Goldberg '11/L'14
  • Eric Del Rio '03
  • Melissa Maguire '13
  • Kylie Fay '12
  • Justin Mello '13
  • Danielle Trippodo '14
  • Barbara Meaden '13
  • Laura Madaio '13
  • Jennifer Sabo '13
  • Roland Murdock '14
  • Brian Stromwall '98
  • Nicole Silengo '14
  • Jessica Keifer '12
  • Shawnna Hall-Enoch '14
  • Ashley Petersen '12
  • Frankie Yacovone '91
  • Shahzeb Ahmed '12
  • Matthew Brigante '14
  • Jeffrey Stanwood
  • Talia Mosleu '13
  • Marilyn Gorman Fil '88
  • Joseph Bonavita '14
  • mohammadsadegh mobin
  • Ronelson Lovaincy '08
  • Mike Wysocki '13
  • Tom Kalagher '00/G'10
  • Rebecca Fields '14
  • Kaylyn Smith '10
  • Lauren Barry '14
  • Dianna Willms '14
  • Kristina Carmack '14
  • Kayla Brown '14
  • Timothy Piehl '14
  • Josephine Bazan G'79
  • Kristen Blake Gordon '96
  • bob chmura
  • Tess O'Rourke '13
  • Olivia Mazzarella '10
  • Dan Colton '14
  • Lindsey Steward '11
  • Annie Intrieri '14
  • Ted Schwamb '76/G'80
  • Lauren Stock '12
  • Holden Canty '14
  • Alexandra Carter '13
  • Julianne Green '13
  • Emily Fitzgerald '14
  • Elias Venegas '14
  • Stephanie Cotter '14
  • Kyle Knowles '05
  • Danielle Cajigas '14
  • Andrew Roberts '13
  • Dylan Jones G'13
  • Jill Carneglia G'14
  • Marilyn Pelosi
  • John Parsons '11
  • Dan Gould '86
  • Jesse Tolan '14
  • Kaitlyn Hall '13
  • Harvey Shrage
  • Kristine Perrone '13
  • Bettie Hallen '70
  • Ceriene Rustad '14
  • Andrea Longo '13
  • Marcus Allen '11
  • Gina Lovotti '05
  • Jerzy Letkowski
  • Amanda Casella '14
  • Emily Miller '14/G'14
  • Gabriella Ruggiero '13
  • Kristen O'Shepa '13
  • Jim Masteralexis
  • Sophia Peroulakis Dulude '01