WPIAA President's Corner

Current President: Myles Walton '97

Dear Alumni:

Your opinion is important and soon you’ll be receiving a survey about your experiences at WPI and your engagement since crossing Earle Bridge. The Alumni Association is interested in how better to serve your needs and the results will help in that pursuit. How the Association interacts with you and helps you in your personal and professional lives are two key questions. Please participate, so we can better serve you.

WPI continues to lead not just in undergraduate pedagogy but also in graduate education both in the business school and in the engineering, technology, and sciences. Importantly, WPI has launched an on-line Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree, among the first in the country. Taking the WPI education on-line, where appropriate, is an important step in broadening the reach of the WPI experience.

The impressive quality of the 1,050 members of the 2018 entering class with incoming students from 33 states and 48 countries also inspires pride. Students will be hosted at alumni homes for new student barbeques across the region. While the dates are now set for this year, it’s never too early to offer up your home (and grille!) for next year. It’s a great opportunity to meet that next generation of WPI alumni as they start their journey on common ground.

It’s summer, but there are many other ways to stay engaged. If your organization is looking for a new hire, it’s hard to think you could do better than a WPI grad and this website should help. And it’s not too early to plan for Homecoming 2014; mark your calendars for Oct. 10-11, and while you’re at it, save the dates for Alumni Weekend 2015 on May 28-31. For now, enjoy the summer! Whether it's the biggest opportunity you think we're missing, an alumnus/a who you think deserves recognition or where we're on our A-game, keep your comments coming! You can reach out to me (mwalton@alum.wpi.edu) or any of the Association Board members with your ideas.

With best wishes,