WPIAA President's Corner

Current President: Rachel Delisle '96, '06 MBA

Dear Alumni:

The campus is full of activity now that the students are back. Welcoming the Class of 2020 at Bridge Crossing on Aug. 24 was an incredibly exciting time. With over 1,100 young men and women in the freshman class, the Class of 2020’s crossing of Earl Bridge to receive beanies and Tech Bibles was larger than ever. I’ve never seen so many of the freshman class participate. I was also psyched to have some awesome alumni their too. It gives me great hope for the lasting life that our traditions will have. Give me a Woo!!

The groundbreaking celebration for the Foisie Innovation Studio and Messenger Residence Hall was Aug. 31. Attendees were given the opportunity to take home a commemorative mason jar of groundbreaking sand and Alumni Gym debris. If you missed out, it’s not too late to get a piece of history yourself. A limited number of bricks from Alumni Gym have been specially removed and preserved. There is a small fee to cover the cost to remove and preserve the brick which will come with a certificate of authenticity and a commemorative display stand. You can reserve your brick here and pick it up at Homecoming.

Speaking of Homecoming—Registration is live! So let us know you are planning to attend. Homecoming 2016 is October 7-8 and will be here before we know it. Due to the construction on the Quad we have a bit of a change in venue. Most of the activities will be centered in the Rubin Campus Center and West Street areas. But not to worry, the weekend includes all the standard activities we have come to expect and love—Parade of Floats, football game, Rope Pull, and more. Please join us this year as the Alumni Association posthumously honors Steve Rubin ’74, WPI trustee emeritus and former chair of the board, with the Goat’s Head Award for Lifetime Commitment to WPI. The special celebration and reception will begin just after the Rope Pull.

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

All the Best,


Rachel Delisle ’96, ’06 MBA