WPIAA President's Corner

Current President: Rachel Delisle '96, '06 MBA

Dear WPI friends,

Hall of Fame nominations for the inaugural class of inductions have been received. Soon the Selection Committee will narrow the field so that the Balloting Committee can make their selections. I look forward to seeing who will be the first eight members of the WPI Hall of Fame. If you are interested in being a part of the process, you can join the Balloting Committee. Registration will close at the end of January.

There are a few important dates coming up that I want to bring to your attention.

Wednesday, February 1 is when registration opens for Alumni Weekend 2017. Class years ending in 2 and 7 will celebrate reunions during the weekend. Alumni Weekend isn’t just for reunions – all alumni are invited to attend. It’s a fantastic weekend that is jammed packed with friends, fun, and festivities. I hope you can join us on campus June 1-4.

Thursday, February 16, the Women of WPI are holding their annual Fireside Chat and Reception. This year Dr. Lauren Baker ’82 will update attendees on the technological advances in the area of fitness wearables.

Saturday, April 22 will be Community Service Day on campus. This annual event that brings alumni, students, faculty, and staff together is family friendly and is always a rewarding day. More specific details will be coming soon. If you are in the Worcester area, please consider volunteering your time to give back to the community surrounding campus. You won’t regret it. Please note that this year we will not be holding the Alumni Association Annual Meeting in conjunction with Community Service Day. The Annual Meeting will be held during Alumni Weekend.

If you have any 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