Past Events


Class of 1967 Reunion


The Class of 1967 had their 50th anniversary reunion celebration on Friday, April 20, 2018 in the beautiful Dower Center for the Performing and Fine Arts. They shared stories, reminisced about old times and reconnected.

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Interfaith Center Breakfast


On Wednesday, April 11, alumni came together to celebrate at the Interfaith Center Breakfast in Scanlon Banquet Hall to listen to guest speakers and listen to the school's choir.

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Criminal Justice Hall of Fame


Congratulations to our 2018 Criminal Justice Hall of Famers! 90+ alumni, family and friends gathered to honor our Criminal Justice at the 2018 CJ Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 7 in Scanlon Hall. In addition to our 9 alumni honorees, Professor John Jones received the Dr. Victor Ascolillo Lifetime Achievement Award. Please consider nominating a friend, family member or colleague for the 2019 CJ Hall of Fame
scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019.

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#GiveAHoot Annual Day of Giving


We surpassed our donor goal by 60% over last year's #Giveahoot Day of Giving bringing in over $39,000 from 392 of you! THANK YOU!! We thank you for your generosity, support of our students, and commitment to Westfield State!!

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Owls in Florida: Ft. Lauderdale


On Saturday, March 24th, alumni enjoyed the final Florida stop for 2018, Ft. Lauderdale, where they enjoyed a late lunch at the Wild Seas Grill in the Riverside Hotel!

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Owls in Florida: Sarasota


On Friday, March 23rd, the second stop on the tour was a wonderful luncheon at the Sarasota Yacht Club hosted by Michael Belle with assistance from Caren “Zinga” DePedro! Thank you, Michael, Caren and the wonderful staff at the club!

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Owls in Florida: Naples


On Thursday, March 22nd, alumni came together for the first stop on the whirlwind tour of alumni events in Florida, which was a reception at the Hogan’s in Naples! Thank you for your hospitality, Susan and Bill!!

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Spring Break: Multiyear Reunion


On Saturday, March 10th, alumni had a night of dancing, laughing, reconnecting, and fun at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Marlborough.

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Alumni Holiday Social


On Thursday, November 30th, alumni started their festive season off right with a delicious meal and fun activities at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

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Coach Kurty Soccer Reunion and Fundraiser


On Saturday, October 14th, soccer alum came together to celebrate their beloved Coach Kurty.

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Alumni Association Awards Reception


On Saturday, October 14th, we celebrated our alum with awards! Our recipients were:
2017 Distinguished Alumnus - Chris Scanlon '72
2017 Alumnus of the Year - Colonel Robert Picknally '56, M '60

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MTG Spelling Bee


On Saturday, October 14th alum and friends watched MTG's Spelling Bee. Some even participated in the play!

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Celebrate Westfield 2017


During the weekend of September 22nd-24th, Westfield faculty, alums, family, and friends, joined us for a weekend of fun activities and reunions!

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Alumni Sunset Cruise


Sunday, August 26, alum and friends sailed along the Cape, enjoying each other's company and a beautiful sunset. Check out pictures from our final Summer of Fun event!

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Dinner at Henry's Garden


On Sunday, August 20th alum and friends of WSU enjoyed an incredible dinner, al fresco, with delicious food, wonderful company and the spirit of Henry Wefing!

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Summer of Fun - White Water Rafting


Alumni and friends took to the rapids in Charlemont, MA for a day of fun on the rapids! Take a look at some of the action shots from their adventure by clicking the button below.

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9th Annual Alumni Retreat


Alum gathered for a weekend of retreat and fun on July 29th. The weekend together was spent sharing ideas and coming together with fellow Owls!

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Paint and Sip Event


The Paint and Sip Fundraiser for the Emilee Dawn Gagnon Scholarship, held on Friday, April 28th, was quite the success. Faculty, students, and friends, came together to create some pretty fantastic works of art. Check them out!

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Kick-Off to Summer of Fun at Tia's


Our Summer of Fun 2017 began with our 3rd Annual Kick-off at Tia's in Boston! A gorgeous night with a great crowd that spanned the decades. Thank you all for joining us.

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Criminal Justice Hall of Fame


An incredible day of celebration at Westfield State University was held on April 8, as we celebrated 10 incredible Criminal Justice alumni at the 2017 CJ Hall of Fame brunch!

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Catherine Dower Celebration of Life


In celebration of the life of Dr. Catherine Dower and in her honor, Westfield State University will become an All-Steinway School in the fall of 2017...thank you to our transformational anonymous donor...Catherine would have loved this celebration and this truly amazing gift!

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Owls in Florida - Ft. Lauderdale


At the beautiful Riverside Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday, March 19th, we met our alums at the Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grill. Delicious food, great conversation and lots of reconnection with each other and re-engaging with our campus! Please consider joining us next year!

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Celebrate Pathways to Excellence


Our 4th Annual Pathways to Excellence event was full of incredible student talent and alumni, faculty, staff and community guests gathered in the beautiful new Dr. Nettie Stevens Science and Innovation Center. Despite Mother Nature's deluge...another huge success!

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Owls in Florida - Sarasota


A wonderful time in Florida! Our alumni luncheon in Sarasota on Saturday, March 18th. Graciously hosted by Atty. Michael J. Belle and Caren "Zinga" DePedro at the Sarasota Yacht Club, we gathered with a great mix of alumni!

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Owls in Florida - Naples

Later Saturday evening, March 18th, we spent time at the beautiful home of Atty. William Hogan III and his wonderful wife, Susan in Naples for our Alumni Reception.

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Alumni Gathering in Washington D.C.

On March 28th and 29th, our President, Dr. Ramon S. Torrecilha, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Dr. Erica Broman, spent some time in D.C. They visited alums, spent time with Congressman, Richard Neal, and had breakfast with the Washington Center Interns.

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