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Join Us for the Alumni Community Service Day on
April 26 as We Revitalize Homes on Pendleton Ave.

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ONE block on ONE street—all in ONE day with 1,000 volunteers. On Saturday, April 26, join the effort to repair and renovate more than 20 homes on Pendleton Avenue in Springfield. On our Alumni Community Service Day, the alumni team of volunteers will be working with ROTC students for the organization Rebuilding Together in a Green-N-Fit Rebuild, helping families in need by giving properties a facelift and making their homes safe and energy-efficient.

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Trustee Paul Mancinone L'92 Talks About
Philanthropy with Communication Students

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On April 23, University Trustee and local philanthropist Paul Mancinone L’92 (pictured in the middle) spoke about civic involvement and giving back to one’s community to students in the Business Communication class taught by Professional Educator of Communications Brenda Garton-Sjoberg (second from left). Also in attendance at the talk were President Anthony S. Caprio (left) and Director of Alumni Relations Kathy Pappas G’98 (right).

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Three Alumni Lauded as "Difference Makers"
In the Community by BusinessWest Magazine

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BusinessWest magazine honored its 2014 Difference Makers at a gala celebration dinner on March 20 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. Three of the five honorees this year are alumni of Western New England University! Pictured (L-R) are Colleen Loveless ’84/G’93, executive director of the Springfield Chapter of Rebuilding Together; Paula Moore ’95, a teacher of English and special education at Springfield’s Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy and founder of Youth Social Educational Training; and Michael Moriarty L’93, an attorney and president of Olde Holyoke Development Corp. View the photo album/slide show of the event.

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The Golden Bear Pavilion:
Taking Our Game to the Next Level

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Read about the planned construction of the Golden Bear Pavilion athletics facility! Accommodating the growth of our Athletic Program, the Golden Bear Pavilion will cater to the needs of both our student-athletes and spectators.

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The Bear Arrives

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A five-ton, nine-foot replica of an Alaskan Kodiak Island Brown Bear was installed next to the Campus Center on November 7, 1986. Former Professor of Management and founder and former Head Coach of the football team Henry “Hank” Bazan spearheaded an effort, called “Bring the Bear Home Committee,” to bring the statue to campus. “We need to get the bear on campus not only for the Athletic Department,” said the late College of Business Professor. “The bear represents every student here.” (Read More)

Dance the Night Away in 1990

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[View our photo archives.] The 1990 “Have-a-Heart” dance marathon lasted for an astounding 22 hours and raised $10,000 for the elderly. About half of the 98 participants finished this grueling event. “I ate my Twix, drank my water, and lived through it,” exclaimed Ronald Przybycien ’92/G’97. The Peer Advisors sponsored the competition, and the proceeds were donated to the Springfield Council on Aging to purchase a van for patients at Springfield Municipal Hospital. Students competed for a grand prize of $1,000 in cash, which was kept in a locked chest. For every $100 a student raised, he or she was assigned a combination that might open the trunk, and Kari O’Neil ’90 finally sprung the lock. Pictured are: (L-R) Karen Veronesi Angelica '91, Christine Deeb Poccia '92, Booker Lester '90, and Dawn Fleury '90. (Read More)

More Blasts from the Past:
An Elephant Invades the Campus in '68
The 1970s and College Football Arrive on Campus
Western New England's First Dorm
Even More Blasts From The Past...
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