WPIAA President's Corner

Current President: Rachel Delisle '96, '06 MBA

Dear WPI friends,

Once again we find ourselves in the season of giving thanks. I personally am very grateful for the experiences I have been fortunate to have as a student and an alumna of WPI and for the family that WPI has helped me build. I could not have chosen a better family to be a part of.

I plan to give thanks for my WPI experience by paying it forward. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, WPI will host its second Giving Day. This year we have a goal to reach 1,000 donors in 24 hours. I was fortunate that generous alumni gave of their treasure and provided financial assistance to support me when I was a student. I am honored to be able to do the same now that I am an alumna. I plan to continue that legacy on Nov. 29 and hope that you will join me. Give online at givingday.wpi.edu, and follow the conversation and progress on social media during Giving Day with #mywpilegacy.

If you don’t have treasure to give, that’s perfectly ok. Perhaps you can help create your own legacy with your talent by becoming a Tech Rep. By being a Tech Rep you can help your fellow alumni boost the presence of WPI on different social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

There is another exciting opportunity to give back with your talent coming up. A little over a year ago I announced that the Alumni Association was starting to put together plans for a WPI Hall of Fame. That work is coming to fruition. We are looking for nominations for the Hall. If you know someone who would be an ideal candidate, please consider filling out this nomination form. We also need volunteers to be on the Balloting Committee to review and prioritize nominations.

I thank all of you for the time, effort, and love you give back to our great alma mater, WPI. You are an integral part of the family that is preserving the past and advancing the present and future of the university. If you have any feedback or ideas you want to share, feel free to reach out to me at

All the Best,


Rachel Delisle ’96, ’06 MBA