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Our Historic First Century

Our Centennial brochure takes you through the first 10 decades of our historic first century and the key moments that have helped to define us. Read about our visionary leaders and see how much the present campus has grown since its first 34 acres were purchased in 1956.

Western New England College: A Calling to FullFill (1980), the first history of Western New England, was written by Dr. Beaumont Herman, who served as our second president.

Western New England: From College to University—A Retrospective 1919-2011 written by longtime University archivist Rosemary O’Donoghue provides an in-depth look at the evolution of Western New England from a college to a university in 2011.

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