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President Caprio Meets With Alumni at Boston Dinner April 6

Posted February 13, 2011


The atmosphere at the Boston Presidential Alumni Dinner April 6 was one of excitement, enthusiasm, and pride as speakers from the College briefed the guests on the significant changes that have taken place on campus recently, including the opening of the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy. Pictured are Susan Sappia, Luciano Sappia ’10, Stephen Doyle’ 02, and School of Pharmacy Dean Evan Robinson. View the photo album/slide show.

In introducing President Caprio at the Boston event, which took place at the Algonquin Club, Trustee Roger Wade L’82 likened the College’s ascendancy in recent years to a business that booms because of foresight and strategy and at the executive level. “As in a business, if you have great leadership—and vision with that leadership—that organization is going to prosper,” said Wade. “This is exactly what is happening at Western New England.”

President Caprio said that success of the University was the natural outcome of a dedicated faculty and staff, hard-working students, and loyal alumni. “We’ve enjoyed growth, but it has been a very conscientiously and strategically planned growth,” he commented. “That is a characteristic of our institution that I take great pride in.”

Other speakers informed attendees about the recent developments at their respective schools at the College. “It’s amazing how far we have come in a short period of time,” said Evan Robinson, the founding dean of the School of Pharmacy, which will enroll its first professional class this fall.


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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