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College Names Four Alumni to Board of Trustees

Posted June 10, 2009

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The Western New England College Board of Trustees recently welcomed four members. Pictured are (L-R) Robert E. Salad L’83, Rocco J. Falcone II ’84/G’87, Roger W. Wade L’82, and Olalekan A. Adeoyin ’09.

Salad completed his Two-Year Law Alumni Trustee term and was invited to continue to serve. He is the president, partner, and co-chairman of the Tax and Commercial Law Department in Atlantic City, NJ, office of Cooper, Levenson, April, Niedelman & Wagenheim, P.A.

Falcone is president and CEO of Rocky's Hardware Inc. and is the third generation to run the 83-year old family owned retail hardware business which was founded in 1926. Falcone served as the Alumni/Corporation Solicitation Chair for the Alumni Healthful Living Center and is a stakeholder for the School of Business. Furthermore, Rocco and Rocky's Hardware established an endowed scholarship as part of the College's Transformations Campaign.

Wade is a principal and founding partner of G.W. & Wade, an independent wealth management firm Wade will serve as Law Alumni Trustee on the Board. Adeoyin, known as “Lincoln,” has been named the Alumni Trustee.

Adeoyin graduated in May with a degree in Electrical Engineering and currently works at Pratt & Whitney. He received the 2009 Andrew J. Mulcahy Student Leadership Award, the Alumni Association Grand Skookum Award and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities.

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Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

 

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