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Get Involved

There are many ways to stay connected to your alma mater. The Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association offer a number of programs that assist both alumni and students and provide alumni with many satisfying volunteer opportunities. Whether you serve on a committee or volunteer for a one-time activity, your time will be fulfilling and well spent. To find out more, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations 413-796-2240 or alumwne@wne.edu.

Where can you help the most? Just look at the options below!

Rewarding connections to the university and fellow alumni

View the current Alumni Association Board Members.
This body provides the leadership and administration necessary to support the Alumni Association's mission. The Board establishes objectives, promotes services and organizations, promotes the Alumni Association's public image, and develops an annual plan. The Association Board of Directors is composed of the elected officers of the Alumni Association:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Volunteer Management Committee Chair
  • Advancement Committee Chair
  • Alumni Outreach Committee Chair
  • Past President(s) of the Alumni Association (appointed)
  • Up to five Members-at-Large
  • Student Representative (appointed)

Volunteer Management Committee

Your organizational skills and managerial acumen could make you a valued contributor to any of the three teams that make up the Volunteer Management Committee. This group of teams handles all administrative matters of the Alumni Association such as awards selection, constitution and bylaw review, and nominations process.

Advancement Committee

This Committee functions as a forum for sharing ideas and developing plans to engage, educate, and solicit fellow alumni. Additionally, this group focuses on helping to reach the Annual Giving Campaign goals.

Alumni Outreach Committee

If you have a knack for event planning and are looking for a committee with a strong social aspect, the Alumni Outreach Committee may be right for you. This group helps coordinate social events such as Homecoming, and the Annual Alumni Golf Tournament. The team also oversees the annual Skookum Awards, and the Student and Alumni Team.

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Because of the generosity of our donors, more students than ever are able to take advantage of the transformative private university education that we offer.

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Make an impact

  • Alumni-in-Admissions

    Young alumni are some of our greatest ambassadors: Jason Thall ’13 is pictured at a college fair at Troy High School in Fullerton, CA. Thall is from neighboring Placentia, CA. The Alumni-in-Admissions program has played a significant role in recruiting students and ensuring the future of Western New England University. As a volunteer, you will personally identify with prospective students and act as a liaison between students and the University.

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  • Alumni speakers

    Steve Page ’05 (pictured), a structured credit analyst at Babson Capital Management, recently related firsthand accounts from his job and lessons learned from his career in the Business Communication class taught by Professional Educator of Communication Brenda Garton-Sjoberg. The Office of Alumni Relations provides students with an opportunity to hear alumni speak about their careers in various professional fields. If you have an interest in speaking to a class or offering your experience to our students in another format, please contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

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