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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.

Foundation Westfield State Univedrsity students Jenna DeLisi (l) and Lauren Christian (r) on the set for As Schools Match Wits in the campus TV studio.

Deep, Literate Roots

On October 26, 1961, the first-ever As Schools Match Wits quiz show was broadcast on television throughout Western Massachusetts. Fifty-eight years later, Westfield State University continues its integral commitment to this unique, empowering, local program.