Residential Life Staff

Residential Life Entrance

Central Office Staff


Dr. Jon Conlogue
Executive Director of Residential Services and Campus Life

Telephone: (413) 572-5572 ; Email: jconlogue@westfield.ma.edu

Dr. Jon Conlogue
Dr. Jon Conlogue

 

Jon has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut; where he was began his residential life career as an R.A. He then served as a Graduate Assistant at Fairfield University in Connecticut while getting his Master of Arts in Communications. Following three years at Ohio University as a residence hall Area Director and Assistant Coordinator, he moved to the University of Pittsburgh as Assistant Director of Residential Life. While there, he worked with the University’s Staff Association Council as Affirmative Action Chair and Vice President, served on the committee to select a new Chancellor, and earned his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration.

Jon has been at Westfield State since 1993, currently serving as the Executive Director for Residential Services and Campus Life. In this position, he manages a $20 million budget, supervises the department’s central office staff, and oversees housing, residence education, food services and new student orientation. He is also involved with campus enrollment management efforts and campus dining and residence hall capital projects. Jon has been involved with NEACUHO since 1994, chairing many committees and serving as Treasurer and the organization’s 51st President. Jon also enjoys teaching Communication Department courses in his “spare time.”

A native Mainer, Jon has been married since 1984 to Donna. They have three children (Thomas, 24; Emily, 20; and Garrett, 16) and a scheming border collie named Jet. They currently live in Springfield, MA.

 


Jennifer Gould, M.B.A.
Assistant Director for Staff Development

Telephone: (413) 572-8120 ; Email: jgould@westfield.ma.edu

Jen Gould
Jennifer Gould

 

Jen is the Assistant Director for Staff Development in Residential Life at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA. Jen has been at WSU since 2005 when she started as a Residence Director.  In her current roll, she supervises the Residence Director staff, coordinates all student staff and professional staff selection, training and evaluation processes and works on a slew of other Departmental projects and initiatives.

Jen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, then was hired on as a Graduate Assistant at Salem State University where she held the positions of Community Development Specialist and Assistant Resident Director while earning the degree of Master of Business Administration.


Dr. Joshua Hettrick, Ed.D.
Assistant Director for Housing

Telephone: (413) 572-5649 ; Email: jhettrick@westfield.ma.edu

Dr. Joshua Hettrick
Dr. Joshua Hettrick, 

 

Joshua joined Westfield State as the Assistant Director for Housing in July 2008. Prior to his current role, Joshua was at Springfield College as the Assistant Director of Residence Life for four years. He initially arrived at Springfield College in 2002 where he served as a Resident Director for two years while he earned his Master of Psychology degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education. He began his career in residence life while a student at Stonehill College where he served as a resident assistant for three years and earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication and Computer Information Systems. Joshua completed his doctoral degree program at Johnson & Wales University in May 2012.

When he is not at work, Joshua enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Sabrina, their 4 year-old son Aidan, and their 1 year-old daughter Kaylee.  His favorite activities include bowling, golf, video games, wearing the color orange, and not working on his dissertation anymore.


Valerie Tremblay, M.P.S.

 

Coordinator of the New Student and Parent Orientation Program

Telephone: (413) 572-5619 ; Email: vtremblay@westfield.ma.edu

Valerie Tremblay

Valerie joined Westfield State University in 2012, and currently serves as the Coordinator for New Student and Parent Orientation. Originally from NY, she received her Bachelor’s in Radio/Television Production in 2005 and Master’s in Humanistic/Multicultural Education, in 2010, both from the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz. Prior to Westfield, Valerie worked at UConn and SUNY New Paltz. Valerie has been working in professional radio for more than 10 years, and currently does weekends for 94.7 WMAS in Springfield! Outside of work and radio, Valerie is a diehard New York Yankees and New York Rangers fan! 


June Tanski
Administrative Assistant

Telephone: (413) 572-5402 ; Email: jtanski@westfield.ma.edu

June Tanski

June came to Westfield State University in the fall of 2012 from Gateway Regional High School/ School Based Health Center, where she worked as an Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager.  June enjoys meeting and help the students, families, and staff here at Westfield State.  Each day brings a new and welcoming challenge.  When not at work, June enjoys spending time with her husband of 29 years and their four children, quilting, painting and camping in Maine.


Dawn Whitehill, B.A.
Accountant

Telephone: (413) 572-5663 ; Email: dwhitehill@westfield.ma.edu

Dawn Whitehill

Dawn has been with Residential Life for ten years and handles the day to day financial operations for the department. She enjoys the interaction with students on a daily basis and takes pride in her work and admires the campus community. She believes that “If you love what you do, you will not work a day in your life!"


Magdalene Manu, B.A.
Special Projects Manager for Communications 

Telephone: (413) 572-8177; Email: mmanu@westfield.ma.edu

Magdalene Manu

Magdalene (Maggie) Manu joins our team as the Special Projects Manager for Communications. She grew up in East Hartford, CT, and now resides in Springfield, MA. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in May 2015, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, a minor in Human Rights, and a concentration in Creative Writing. She joins our staff with experience as a Social Media Coordinator, work as a Residential Life Office Assistant, and a Summer Conference Assistant and Supervisor. Fun fact, Magdalene is very involved in church and is a softie when it comes to her Sunday school kids. In her free time Magdalene loves to unwind with a good book, binge watch The Office on Netflix, and watch action and romantic comedies. If you see her walking around campus don’t be fooled, she’s most likely playing Pokémon Go, not exercising.  


Shea Middleton, B.A.

Special Projects Manager for Residence Education

Telephone: (413) 572-8177 ; Email: smiddleton@westfield.ma.edu

Shea Middleton

Shea will begin his first year as the Special Projects Manager for Residence Education at Westfield State. He is originally from Orange, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut receiving a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences.  While as an undergraduate, Shea served as a Resident Assistant for two years and a student intern for Fraternity and Sorority Life. He will be attending Springfield College this fall to pursue a Masters degree in Student Personnel Administration.  In Shea’s free time he enjoys swimming, watching anything on TV and cheering for his UConn Huskies! He is very excited to get started and to be apart of the Westfield Residential Life team!


Michael Brett, B.A.
Special Projects Manager for Staff Development

Telephone: (413) 572-8177 ; Email: mbrett@westfield.ma.edu

Michael Brett
Michael Brett

 

Originally from Hanson, MA, Mike came to Westfield State University in 2011 to begin his undergraduate career. During that time, he worked as a Resident Assistant for three years in Dickinson, Scanlon, and Courtney Hall. In May 2015, he graduated from Westfield with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic and Gender Studies and Communication with a concentration in Communication and Culture. For the last two summers, Mike has worked at Berklee College of Music as a Summer Program Assistant Residence Director for the summer programs that stay in the residence halls. This will be Mike’s second year as the Special Projects Manager for Staff Development.

When not working, Mike enjoys going hiking, reading comic books, working out, and catching up on his Netflix queue! 


Residence Hall Staff


Allison Gagne, M.Ed.

Interim Residence Director of the Apartment Complex

Telephone: (413) 572-5453 ; Email: agagne@westfield.ma.edu

Allison Gagne

 

Allison is in her 6th year as a Residence Director at Westfield State University, and her fourth year in University Hall. She is excited to continue building a strong sense of community in the campus’ newest residence hall. Allison received her B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from Rivier College in NH, and then moved to Houston, TX where she spent three years volunteering at a foster care agency. Just prior to her time at WSU, Allison served as an Assistant Residence Director and earned her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Allison is an avid Red Sox fan and loves baking and decorating cakes.


Nick Cream, M.A.
Residence Director of Courtney Hall 

Telephone: (413) 572-5589 ; Email: ncream@westfield.ma.edu

Nicholas Cream
Nicholas Cream

 

Nicholas Cream was born and raised in Princeton Junction, NJ.  He attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY graduating with a double major in History and Philosophy.  Upon graduation Nicholas moved to Japan where he taught English and skiing and lived for a total of a year and a half.  After returning to the US, he moved to Cambridge, MA and worked for Education First (EF).  From EF, Nick attended graduate school at the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, VT.  At SIT, Nick studied Sustainable Development with a Concentration in Community Development and Social Action.  He completed his practicum at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC working in their Multicultural Education Department.  He then moved back to Massachusetts and took a job split between Residential Life and the Multicultural Resource Center at Amherst College.  He loves hiking, reading, skiing, great conversations and fighting against systems of oppression.  Poetry is very inspirational to Nicholas, and he has started writing over the past 3 years.  He is very passionate about social justice issues especially understanding and dismantling white privilege (this was largely the topic of his research in graduate school).  He loves dogs and has a small, sweet dachshund mix named Daisy.  


Ryan Begin, B.A.
Residence Director of Davis Hall

Telephone: (413) 572-5503 ; Email: rbegin@westfield.ma.edu

Ryan Begin
Ryan Begin

 

Ryan began working at Westfield State University in 2015. He grew up in Naugatuck, Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Political Science from Central Connecticut State University. Ryan worked at Saint Anselm College in 2014 as a Residence Director before making the move to Westfield State. Throughout his college career Ryan was an RA for five semesters and was very involved in Residence Life. He enjoys the watching baseball, especially the New York Yankees, he is very committed to the New England lifestyle taking advantage of all the season especially biking in the summer and skiing in the winter.  


Katie Wahls, M.A.
Residence Director of Dickinson Hall

Telephone: (413) 572-5518 ; Email: kwahls@westfield.ma.edu

Katie Wahls
Katie Wahls

 

Katie began working with Westfield State University in 2015. Although originally from Rochester New York, Katie spent the her time as a student in Central Pennsylvania. She attended Bucknell University as a Track and Field student athlete, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics with minors in Spanish and education. Throughout her undergraduate education, she served as an RA and worked in housing services. Katie then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania to complete the Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education degree in 2015. During that time, Katie held the Assistant Residence Life Coordinator position at The Pennsylvania State University Altoona Campus.  Katie loves taking time to read, bake, and watch hockey. She looks forward to camping, fishing, and exploring the outdoors in the Westfield area. 


Missy Lemerond Gray
Residence Director of Lammers Hall

Telephone: (413) 572-5533 ; Email: mlemerondgray@westfield.ma.edu

Missy joined the Westfield team in 2016. Prior to coming to Westfield State University, she was a Resident Director at McKendree University. Missy was born and raised in Green Bay Wisconsin. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Psychology with minors in Women and Gender Studies and Workplace Diversity. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their son, as well as learning how to cook, playing board games, and learning more about social justice topics.


John Zocco, M.Ed, B.A.
Housing Coordinator/ Residence Director of Lansdowne Place

Telephone: (413) 572-8373 ; Email: jzocco@westfield.ma.edu

John Zocco
John Zocco

 

John is in his 6th year as a Residence Director at Westfield State University and his second as the Housing Coordinator. He is excited to keep working in the downtown community and to find ways to connect the surrounding community and residents. John comes to Westfield after spending three years as an Area Coordinator at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME.

John earned his Masters of Education in Student Personnel Administration from Springfield College where he worked in the Residence Life Office at Springfield College. Before Springfield College he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Marketing from Assumption College. In his free time John enjoys working with and learning about new technology and his photography hobby. He also serves as a Leadership Instructor for the Student Leadership Training Program.

 

 

 

 


Dorice Dorvilier, B.S.
Residence Director of Scanlon Hall

Telephone: (413) 572-5547 ; Email: ddorvilier@westfield.ma.edu

Dorice Dorvilier
Dorice Dorvilier

 

Dorice (Dori) joined our Westfield State community in 2014. Originally from New Haven, CT, Dorice is a proud 2014 graduate of Southern CT State University. There she received her B.S. in liberal studies with the minors of sociology, psychology and criminal justice. Dorice joins us with 4 years of RA experience as well as experience in new student/parent orientation, student activities and multicultural activities. Dorice serves as an active member of the Westfield community as an Advisor for WSU Top Flight Steppers. As a champion of student engagement Dorice dedicates her time and energy to the success and progression of her students. In her spare time Dorice enjoys going to church, vacations, outdoor adventures with friends and family and Shopping. Dorice is extremely excited for this year of growth and new experiences.

 


Jamie D'Amaral, B.S.
Residence Director of New Hall

Telephone: (413) 572-8470 ; Email: jdamaral@westfield.ma.edu

Jamie D'Amaral

 

This is Jamie’s second year as the Residence Director for New Hall. Prior to coming to Westfield State, Jamie was an Assistant Residence Director at Endicott College. Before moving into the field of Student Affairs, Jamie worked in the mental health field, specifically with at risk youth.  Jamie was born in Somerville Massachusetts but grew up in Phoenix Arizona. He is a graduate of Endicott College where he studied Psychology with a consummate interest in social psychology. When not working, Jamie enjoys traveling. Jamie has backpacked Europe three times and has been to over fifteen countries. He also enjoys all things outdoors such as hiking, biking, kayaking, backpacking, snowboarding, and golfing. 


Allison Gagne, M.Ed.
Residence Director of University Hall

Telephone: (413) 579-3275 ; Email: agagne@westfield.ma.edu

Allison Gagne

Allison is in her 6th year as a Residence Director at Westfield State University, and her fourth year in University Hall.  She is excited to continue building a strong sense of community in the campus’ newest residence hall. Allison received her B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from Rivier College in NH, and then moved to Houston, TX where she spent three years volunteering at a foster care agency. Just prior to her time at WSU, Allison served as an Assistant Residence Director and earned her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Allison is an avid Red Sox fan and loves baking and decorating cakes.