Alumni News and Notes


Looking for the Next Alumni Trustee

On behalf of the Westfield State Alumni Association, we are calling for nominations for the next alumni trustee to fill the remainder of a recently vacated term. This interim appointment will end in March 2022 with the opportunity to run for a full term. The Alumni Trustee serves on the Westfield State Alumni Association Executive Council and the Board of Trustees, attending meetings for both organizations throughout the year. If you would like to run, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations by October 15 at or (413) 572-8652. For more information, please go to

Owls in the Vineyard 2019

Looking for something fun to do this fall?  Please join alumni from across the country and our host Craig Johns ’91 for a behind-the-scenes vineyard and winery tour. We will be at the Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, Calif.,
for our Second Annual Owls in the Vineyard event on October 20, 1–4 p.m. We hope you will join us! Learn
more at

Criminal Justice Alumni Hall of Fame to Celebrate Five Years

Thinking of nominating someone for the CJ Alumni Hall of Fame? Now is the time. We are seeking nominations of distinguished alumni in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice for the Fifth Annual celebration on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Westfield State. If you would like to nominate someone, please go to

Mark your calendars to join us at Westfield State, along with renowned forensic scientist Henry Lee for our “Forensics: The Story Science Can Tell” conference on June 3, 2020.

Calling all Owls, Enter to Win Great Prizes!

You have flown the nest, and we want to know where you landed.

Between October 1–22, watch for the Owls Around the Globe contest. Enter to win an Apple Watch and other great prizes!

Go to to update your information.

Please note that if you updated your information after June 1, 2019, you are already in the contest.

2020 Owls in Florida and the Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This year, our 2020 Owls in Florida program is headed to Naples for the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Join us on our “Owl Trolley” for the parade and our celebration afterwards at a local venue. We are also planning to visit other areas of Florida to gather alumni either living there or just visiting. We hope you can join us. For the latest information, please go to or call (413) 572-8652.


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