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Foundation Coach Jerry Gravel, speaking at the track dedication, 2009.

Mourning the Loss of Jerry Gravel

Westfield State staff, students, and alumni continue to mourn the passing of retired longtime track and field coach and Movement Science professor Jerry Gravel, who died last October after a long battle with cancer.

Foundation Left to right: Dan Dunn ’78, Regina Hopkins Buckley ’81, Jim Dunn, Coach Jerry Gravel, Bill Dunn, Kevin Farren, and Mark Asaro.

Fore Friendship

Every September for almost 29 years, a large group of Westfield State alumni has gathered for a round of golf. They celebrate friendships, reminisce, and raise money for future students, all in the name of their dear friend Dan Doyle ’83.

Athletics Abby Chernick ’20

Just Rewards

When Abby Chernick ’20 had the chance to play international field hockey in the Maccabiah Games last summer, it wasn’t just a triumph of her field hockey skills but rather the culmination of a lifelong journey in which she has overcome many obstacles to compete at such a high level.