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Engineering Mentoring Program’s Kick-off Dinner a Success

Posted October 1, 2009


The seventh annual Engineering Mentoring Program Kick-off Dinner on October 8 brought together 40 alumni and 96 first-year students at Rivers Memorial Hall. The annual event, sponsored by the Alumni Association, presents a forum for initial communication between engineering majors and their alumni mentors. View the photo album/slide show.

The Engineering Mentoring Program, a component of the First Year Engineering Program, is a valuable resource that matches students with industry professionals to better understand the engineering field, explore career paths, build professional and personal contacts, and develop supportive relationships. The mentors provide insight into how engineering concepts apply in the real world, and what to expect not only in their studies over the next four years, but also following graduation.

Contact Assistant Dean Richard Grabiec at 413-782-1271 to learn more about becoming a mentor. Pictured clockwise from left are mentor Jason Barnes ’06, an engineer at FloDesign; student Tori Hyslop; mentor Devin Casano ’09, an engineer at FloDesign; students Ryan Brown, Daniel Dillon, Megan Frank, and Patrick Woglom.


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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