WPIAA President's Corner

Current President: Rachel Delisle '96, '06 MBA

Dear Alumni:

The campus looked beautiful once again for Alumni Weekend 2016, and what a weekend it was. I had such an amazing time representing the WPI alumni body during the weekend and hosting events that it is hard to believe that next year I will have passed the torch to someone else. We had record breaking attendance this year, great weather, and loads of fun. From helping to welcome the class of 1966 into the 50-Year Associates, to welcoming back our most recent graduates from the class of 2016 for their zero year reunion, to recognizing our distinguished Alumni Award recipients for their service to the university and professional achievements, and the fire pits with s’mores on the Quad, the weekend was full of fun activities.

It was especially great to share the weekend with some of our most experienced alumni. Several alumni from the Class of 1946 were on hand to celebrate their 70th reunion. Mort Fine from the Class of 1937 was on campus – allowing us to celebrate his 100th birthday with him. His birthday wish? – to be back again next year. May we all be so fortunate.

As you may know, some of our Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) members have worked with the university to arrange for a limited number of bricks to be carefully removed from Alumni Gym and preserved. Due to some delays, they were not available for pick up during Alumni Weekend as expected. This was unfortunate, yet allows more of us the opportunity to place an order. If you would like to secure your spot to claim a brick, and a piece of WPI Alumni history, information is available online.

While you can come home to WPI at any time, the next special time for us all to come back together isn’t far away. Save the date for Homecoming 2016—October 7-8.

Planning is also well underway for The Women of WPI’s next event. This unique opportunity to connect and discuss relevant topics will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016. I look forward to sharing more details in the near future.

I hope to see you at an alumni event soon. In the meantime, if you have feedback or ideas you want to share, feel free to reach out to me at rmdelisle@alum.wpi.edu.

All the Best,


Rachel Delisle ’96, ’06 MBA