British Landscapes Tour
WPI News Events Alumni Benefits Career Development Center Corporate & Professional Ed Athletics Class Notes Alumni Magazine WPI Bookstore
Congratulations to Captain Greg Gibson, winner of the WPiPad
class notes contest! More than 500 class notes received!
October 2011 Issue
Alumni News

WPIAA President's Corner:

It has been a busy thirty days since I last wrote to you. Now that the dust has settled from our big Homecoming weekend, which included the Awards Ceremony and Auction, I am delighted to report that our Auction raised approximately $10,000. This amount is a nice increase over the prior year. All of the proceeds will go towards ... Read More

Support WPI with a Centennial Walkway Brick:

The Centennial Walkway on the Quad was dedicated in 1991 and a new tradition was established. Students, alumni, faculty and staff can become part of WPI's history by having an engraved brick placed in the walkway. Please visit this link to learn more about this beautiful walkway and how you can purchase your piece of history. Bricks will be installed in May 2012, prior to commencement.

Alumni Travel Program:

The Alumni Asscociation has partnered with one of the world's largest travel companies, Collette Vacations, to offer vacations to destinations where WPI Project Centers are located. So far, the Alumni Association will be offering the following trip:

Bristish Landscapes: April 19 - 28, 2012 -- London Project Center on the afternoon of April 20th

In addition to meeting with students and faculty, these trips will allow you to travel with fellow WPI alumni and friends and build lasting friendships. By participating in this travel program, you will also be supporting WPI students – 10 percent of every trip booked goes straight to the WPI Alumni Association scholarship fund!

Please visit this web page to learn more about the wonderful trips available to alumni, parents, and friends.

Alpha Gamma Delta Shopping Night:

Start your holiday shopping early at Alpha Gamma Delta’s annual Shopping Night, Friday, November 18, from 3 to 8 pm in the Campus Center, Odeum. This event is open to all alumni, students, WPI employees, family, and friends. The Odeum will be filled with vendors showcasing their products for your early holiday shopping. If you are a vendor who would like to participate in this event, contact Renee Brodeur at

Campus News

Nominations for Faculty Awards:

Consider nominating a faculty member for the Board of Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship for 2012. This year the recipient will be selected for achievement in natural, computer or mathematical sciences. The award will be presented at the Faculty Convocation to be held on April 20, 2012. In order to be eligible, each nominee must be a full-time faculty member at WPI for at least five years (by May 1, 2011). Previous recipients of the award and members of the selection committee are ineligible. The nomination deadline is November 15, 2011. Letters of nomination, letters from external references, resume, reprints of publications, and other supporting materials should be sent to: Penny J. Rock, Faculty Governance Office, WPI; or

University Lecture:
November 1st

“Ethics in Business. Is It An Oxymoron? A Student and University Perspective” will be presented as the 2011 University Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 6 pm in Alden Memorial.

WPI Venture Forum: November 8th
18th Annual Business Plan Contest. America’s economy is fueled by innovation. Entrepreneurs need all the help they can get to bring their ideas from the blackboard into the board room. Each year ...

Technology: Past Present, Future: November 9th
Who's Watching You On the Internet? Craig Wills, WPI professor and Computer Science department head, tells guests about who’s watching us browse the web and what they know about us ...>

See Full Listing of Events
Your Career Source
Whether you are considering a job change, starting a new search, finding yourself in a mid-career transition, or feeling the need to consult with a career counselor, WPI's Career Development Center, in partnership with the Alumni Relations office is pleased to offer a full-range of services to alumni free of charge.

From self-assessment, to research resources, job search strategies, and implementation, our experienced staff is available to assist you. In addition, alumni may access our online Job Finder database which lists job opportunities for WPI alumni and students. Learn more ...
WPI Technical Short Courses
WPI , as usual, is meeting the changing demands of the technological landscape. CPE now offers technical short courses designed for companies whose employees need to maintain and improve their understanding of technology. These short courses are designed to provide focused updates on specific technologies, in formats paced to match the quickly changing needs of today's business climate. Short courses include:

Resume assistance
Interview preparation tips
Graduate and professional school information
Volunteer as a STAR Mentor for students
Poly Club inducts seven new members into Hall of Fame
The WPI Athletic Department, Poly Club, and Hall of Fame Selection Committee is proud to announce its 29th Class, the Class of 2011. The seven new members were inducted on Friday, September 23 as part of Homecoming Weekend. They include: John Maxouris ’76, Miguel Concepcion ’05, Matt Wassell ’95, Matthew Musiak ’04, Kim (Cloutier) Villa ’90, Jeffrey Horowitz ’85 and Michele (Giard) Hanly ’82 Learn more...

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Feed the Goat Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr