About Us

The Office of Student Activities is devoted to enhancing the holistic student experience. We foster an environment open to social and intellectual exploration through student activity programs. We work to create a welcoming environment that celebrates individuality, while providing a place for students to become empowered through leadership opportunities. We pride ourselves as a place open to creativity and forward thinking, even as we continue to honor the traditions of the past.

Meet our staff!

Coordinator of Student Activities: Matt Dellea

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Matt is a graduate of Westfield State University, earning his Bachelor of Science in General Science in 2011. He most recently graduated from Springfield College, earning his Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Administration. He has worked at Westfield State University since the Fall 2011 semester. Matt has experience in civic engagement opportunities, New Student and Parent Orientation, and Residential Life. He also continues his community service efforts as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Westfield. Matt loves working in the Office of Student Activities and is looking forward to the year ahead.

Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities: Dee Westcott

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Dee is a graduate of Holyoke Community College and Salem State University earning his Bachelor of Science in Communication in 2016. Currently he is enrolled in his second year at Springfield College in the Student Personnel Administration Master’s Program. He has worked at various colleges such as Becker College and Massbay Community College working in Residence Life and New Student Orientation. He has interests in social justice, diversity and inclusion. Dee loves working with students and cannot wait to see what this year has in store!

Programming Assistant: Maddie Dexter

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My name is Maddie Dexter and I am going into my senior year at Westfield as a nursing major. I think being involved on campus is very important. I serve on the executive board of both the Student Government Association and Campus Activities Board. I also am a member of the all-female acapella group on campus. I spend my little free time at school reading, studying, and soaking up memories with friends . When I am not at WSU I enjoy traveling the world and emerging myself in foreign cultures. I am super excited to work with Student Activities this year on new, fresh events that will engage a variety of students on campus. 

Programming Assistant: Mimi Mgawe

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Hey! My name is Mimi Mgawe and I am a senior at Westfield State University studying Communications with a concentration in Media Arts and Analysis. I am very involved on campus. Besides being a Programming Assistant for the Office of Student Activities, I am captain of the Top Flight Step Team, President of the Multicultural Student Association Club, and a Resident Assistant for the Apartment Complex and I am heavily involved with the Urban Education Program. The free time that I do have I love hang out with my friends, listening to music, watching Netflix or Hulu or just catching up on some sleep. Some of my favorite events on campus were the 90’s Roller Rink Party, the Owl Bash Carnival, Screen on the Green, and many more! I am excited to help put on more fun events for the year!

Events Assistant: Rebecca Pierce

Hello, my name is Rebecca Pierce, I am a Junior at Westfield State University. I am studying elementary education with a concentration in math.  I am involved in the following activities:  I am currently on the Swim and Dive team,  I am a Student Ambassador, I am being inducted into the Educational National Honor Society; Kappa Delta Pi and I was previously a member of Lambda Sigma National Honor Society.  Some of my favorite events Westfield State University has to offer are; Screen on the Green, the Falcons game, and Spring Weekend! I am excited to meet all incoming first year students as well as attend all the new events offered this year!