WPIAA President's Corner

Current President: Myles Walton '97

Dear Alumni:

Homecoming is just around the corner on Oct. 10 and 11, and I hope to see many of you there connecting with friends, visiting the campus you once called home, and meeting many of our top-notch students. I encourage you all to head to the Goat’s Head Award Reception to recognize this year’s honoree, Steve Hebert ’66. Steve was an energizing force for bridging alumni Interests and university affairs for decades and truly is deserving of the award in recognition of his lifetime commitment to WPI. More information about Homecoming can be found at wpi.edu/+homecoming.

This past weekend, the campus was busy with activity as Parents Weekend welcomed student families back to campus to check in with their sons and daughters and sample some of the best that WPI has to offer. No doubt, they walked away feeling good about the investment they are making in their children and about the positive influence WPI is having on their personal growth.

I recently wrote you in a separate email to submit questions and comments that I will use in an on-campus fire-side chat with President Laurie Leshin. There is still time to get your thoughts to me around WPI’s global reach, our distinctive undergraduate education (the Plan), the repurposing of Alumni Gym into the Foisie Innovation Studio, on PhD programs and research, as well as possible directions in innovation and entrepreneurship. Please submit your questions and comments here.

Beyond Homecoming, please save these dates: November 7 and 8 for the Inauguration of President Leshin; April 26, 2015 for WPI Alumni/Student/Staff Community Service Day; and May 28-31 for Alumni Weekend 2015. Hope to see you in a few weeks at Homecoming!

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,,