Browsing: Spring 2020

Q & A Caroline "Lee" Blair

Q & A

Caroline “Lee” Blair ’57, M’78, had a teacher in third grade who was so passionate and enthusiastic, Blair couldn’t help but develop a love of learning. “She inspired me to become a teacher,” she says. “I love learning to this day.”

Alumni News Give A Hoot logo with student cheerleader

News and Notes

Mark Your Calendars! Homecoming 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, October 17 and promises to be…

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.

Athletics 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.

On Campus Westfield State University hosts students from Westfield elementary schools to promote interest in Science, technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

Revival of STEM Network a Plus for Students

When Jennifer Hanselman, Ph.D., became dean of the College of Mathematics and Sciences in 2018,
she knew she wanted a major part of her role to be advocating for Westfield State in the realm of statewide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

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.

Spring 2020 The Globe at night

Campus Notebook

Implementation of University’s Strategic Plan continues Implementation of the University’s strategic plan, which provides a…

On Campus Westfield State University student Brandon Sullivan, who proposed the idea that the Dining Commons donate unused food to the non-profit organization Rachel's Table to help those in need.

Passion Project

While working at restaurants in high school, Brandon Sullivan ’20 was shocked by all the food that went to waste. During his sophomore year at Westfield State, Sullivan was challenged by a semester-long project in a Medical Ethics course to address a public health issue.

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