The Westfield State Division of Graduate and Continuing Education launches Supporting our Schools scholarships
The Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University has launched a Supporting Our Schools scholarship.
Westfield State University holds Tier 1 placement in U.S. News & World Report 2014 rankings of best colleges/universities
Westfield State University held its Tier 1 placement in the latest US News & World Report 2014 "Best Colleges" edition released today. Westfield State continues its trend to lead the Massachusetts 9 school state university* system in the annual ranking.
Ellen Wetherell, an honored colleague of Westfield State University for 34 years, passed away on August 18, 2013.
After more than 20 years of public service, State Senator Michael Knapik will resign his position in the State Senate effective Friday, August 9, 2013, to become Westfield State University Executive Director of University Advancement.
Dr. William H. Lopes, former Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor Emeritus, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
Lori A. Slezek '92 has joined FieldEddy Insurance as Chief Operations Officer.
Bernie McMahon, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 75.
Kenneth E. Keegan '82 of Merrimac, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen J. (Tarrant) Keegan '82 and devoted father of Haley, Kendall and Sean Keegan. Born in Cambridge on February 29, 1960, he was the son of the late John E. and Florence (Zinfon) Keegan.
Rachael Oleson '09 wed Jonathan Imperial '10 on Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Londonderry, NH. A reception immediately followed at the Brookstone Country Club in Derry, NH. Present at the wedding were several Westfield State alumni. Pictured from top L to R: Dave Malone '10, Aaron Burns '10, Chrissy Gallo Ferreira '12, Mark Ferreira '10 (groomsman), Bill Bartlett '08 (best man), Ryan Nix '10, Kurt Hawes '10, and Sara Mackey '10. Bottom L to R: Matt Burzdak '09, Shannon Allen '09 (bridesmaid), Meghan Wallace '10 (bridesmaid), Nicole Nalepa '10, Kristen Pierce '10 (bridesmaid), and Jacqui Brown Ferguson '10 (bridesmaid). Rachel and Jonathan are front center. Jonathan is currently a police officer and Rachael is a Special Education Assistant Teacher. The couple resides in Gorham, NH.
Kaitlin Gallagher Casey '08 wed Jeremy Casey '07 on July 14, 2012 at Rosedale Vineyard in Simsbury, CT. Present at the wedding were several Westfield Alumni including (L to R): Hayley Nelson '08, Ryan Gallagher '10, Kathleen Chea '08,Jared Walsh '08, Stephen and Emily Gibbons '08, Kristen Bolognese '08, Thomas Daniel '09, and Katie Knodler '08.
Raymond J. Chelte '67 passed away on Tuesday, July 16th. Ray was the first recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Westfield State, awarded at Homecoming 2011. He was very active in the military and in local civic groups, and recieved numerous awards for his service. Ray is pictured here at Homecoming 2011 with Kevin Queenin '70, Ray's wife Judy, Ryan O'Connell '07, and Westfield State President Evan S. Dobelle.
Joseph S. Dalessio '11 has completed police academy training with the regional police academy at Springfield Technical Community College. He will now fill one of two patrol officer vacancies for the town of East Longmeadow. Dalessio is a lifelong resident of East Longmeadow and received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State and went on to the academy for reserve officers in Longmeadow.
The Northampton Police Department has hired Michael W. Graham '07 as its newest officer. Graham, 29, recently graduated from the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy in Springfield. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Westfield State University. Graham is currently assigned to the department’s 15-week field training program.