Browsing: Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Kathy Norton

Running Hard

Athletics led Kathy Norton ’87 to become the first person in her family to graduate from college. She ran cross-country and track in high school in Billerica, where she was the second female athlete to earn 12 varsity letters.

Fall 2019 Westfield State University mascot Nestor meets a new friend on campus

The Owl has Landed

The campus community and its guests had a new attraction to check out this fall, thanks to the Class of 2019.

Fall 2019 Carly Thibodeau

Strong Strokes

Carly Thibodeau ’20 swims the butterfly in competition and makes top grades in the classroom.

Fall 2019 Corey Pooler and a girl in Nicaragua

For the Love of Giving Back

Corey John Pooler ’20 would rather better hundreds of other lives than focus on his own. It’s a way of being that he adopted from his parents, teachers, and coaches in Middleborough, where he grew up.

Fall 2019 George Ramirez

Where Mysticism Meets the Arts

Ramirez began teaching as an adjunct professor in 2015, and that path led to his current position as the assistant professor of graphic design and animation for the Art Department.

Fall 2019 Westfield State University undergraduate student Alecka Camp, and her professors, Rebecca Burwell and Summer Williams

The Emoji Influence

When Alecka Camp ’17 heard an upcoming phone update would include new emojis, she was surprised by the level of interest. “I remember thinking why are we so obsessed with these tiny little smiley faces?” she recalls.

Fall 2019 Wilson Creek Winery

Celebrating in Sunny California

What do you get when you mix equal parts California sunshine and Westfield State alumni? According to Craig Johns ’91, owner of Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, California, you get a constant flow of fantastic memories.

Fall 2019 Kristen Michaelian ’17, Barbara Daubitz ’89, Professor Suzanne Boniface ’92, and Gina Battista ’19 at last year’s Farm-to-Table event.

Deep Dedication

Each year, the department—known as the “Comm” department—hosts many events for alumni, including staples such as a farm-to-table dinner, the Henry Wefing Memorial Golf Classic (known as “The WEF”) and a Home’COMM’ing reception. The goal is to keep alumni connected to the University, something Professor Suzanne Boniface ’92 knows much about.

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