Current President: Myles Walton '97
Campus has never looked better and there’s no better time to come back, reconnect with friends, and see the ongoing campus transformation than Alumni Weekend on May 30-June 2.
With events from the Thursday Golf Outing to campus tours to a clambake and casino night and lots of time to reconnect with fellow alumni (child care is available at First Friends during Alumni Weekend—reservations required), it should be a great time for all. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Homecoming 2013, Sept. 27 and 28.
This past weekend, WPI held its 145th commencement exercise with Eric Lander serving as the commencement speaker. As principal leader of the international Human Genome Project from 1990-2003, he and his team were at the forefront of one of the most important scientific advances of the last 100 years (did you know Congress declared “DNA day” as April 25, 2013?). There are few people more qualified to challenge graduates to use their WPI preparation to tackle some of the world’s Great Problems. By the way, WPI will launch its seventh year of the freshman Great Problems Seminars this fall—an important addition to WPI’s project-based education.
As incoming president of the Alumni Association, I’m excited to hear from you about: 1) how you think we could improve in the association, 2) things we’re doing right that you want to see more of and 3) importantly, if you would like to become more involved in your alma mater or what kinds of things we could do to inspire you to become more involved. This is your university and this is your association, and I look forward to starting the conversation with you.