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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.


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 3,955 students, including 2,575 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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