WPIAA PRESIDENT'S CORNER
Dear WPI Alumni:
The summer is in full swing but the WPI Alumni Association isn’t taking any time off. Many exciting things are in the works.
Mike Blaney ’79 is again heading this year’s Silent Auction, held in conjunction with Homecoming, and is committed to expanding the geographic scope of this endeavor. If you have something to donate to the Auction please contact Aubrey Valley, associate director of alumni relations, at email@example.com. All proceeds benefit the WPI Alumni Association Scholarship Program.
Homecoming 2012 is Oct. 5 and 6—it will be here before we know it! Homecoming kicks off Friday night with the induction of six alumni into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame ... Read more
IF…THE CAMPAIGN to ADVANCE WPI:
$114. 3 million raised to date
As of June 30, the close of WPI’s fiscal year, WPI has raised $114.3 million toward the $200 million goal for if…The Campaign to Advance WPI. The campaign—the largest fundraising endeavor in the university’s history—ensures future generations of deserving students will be able to choose WPI. It will provide critical financial aid and supply the facilities, programs, and people that help us prepare our students to thrive in and contribute to our rapidly changing world.
There are many ways to support the campaign, including through unrestricted annual gifts. To learn more about the campaign and the remarkable people and programs it will help advance, visit http://if.wpi.edu.
HOMECOMING 2012: Oct. 5 & 6!
Save the date on your calendar for Homecoming 2012, Oct. 5 & 6. Join your friends and classmates, students, faculty, and staff for WPI football, the Rope Pull, Parade of Floats, Alumni Recognition Ceremony, and plenty of other activities that showcase WPI spirit. All alumni and their families are welcome! Classes celebrating anniversary years include: 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012. Visit wpi.edu/+homecoming throughout the summer for updated information.
WPI's ANNUAL EVENING at TANGLEWOOD
Join President and Mrs. Berkey, and fellow alumni and friends Saturday, Aug. 18, at Tanglewood to enjoy the Boston Pops Orchestra in a very special concert honoring the 80th birthday year of Laureate Conductor John Williams. A host of renowned musical guests including Jessye Norman and Yo-Yo Ma will join the Pops in a spectacular performance of Williams’s most popular works. This evening of music and celebration also features remarks by President Berkey about exciting developments at the university, an update on if…The Campaign to Advance WPI, and a musical performance by some of WPI’s outstanding students.
The evening begins with a reception and dinner at 6 pm and the performance at 8:30 pm, at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass. Dinner will be held in the Tanglewood Formal Gardens Tent. The cost is $95 per person. Space is limited; there is a two-ticket limit per alumnus. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket purchase includes concert ticket and dinner prior to the show.
For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER:
Annual Red Sox vs. Athletics Outing
Join the Northern California Alumni Chapter for its annual outing at Oakland Coliseum Saturday, Sept. 1. We'll gather for dinner in the West Side Club at the ballpark starting at 4 pm. The game begins at 6:05 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to meet fellow members of the WPI family while taking in a great game. The cost is $50 per person. Ticket purchase includes a seat located in section 108 and dinner in the West Side Club. Advanced registration is required. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here.
JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD HONORED
with FOUR 2012 EMMY AWARDS
Beached whales, sunken ships, and playful dolphins are all part of the third season of the PBS documentary series, Jonathan Bird’s Blue World.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Chapter, awarded the series with four 2012 Boston/New England Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children/Youth Program, Outstanding Musical Composition/Arrangement, Outstanding Editor-Program, and Outstanding Magazine Feature/Segment. This is ... Read more
PROTECT YOUR SUMMER TRAVEL INVESTMENT
You insure your car, your house, your life, and your health. Now, be sure to insure your trip. Whether it’s the adventure of a lifetime or plane tickets to your college reunion, consider travel insurance, because even if you are fit to travel, circumstances around you can change. Kids break bones. Elderly parents become ill. Weather is unpredictable. Last year nearly 20% of all flights were delayed, over 3% were cancelled, and thousands were ... Read more
CLASS NOTE CONTEST WINNERS!
Congratulations to Walter Bank ’46, Amaro Goncalves ’85, Ray Halpin ’99, Al Papianou ’57, and Major Matthew Poisson ’99—winners of the latest Class Notes Contest! For submitting their Class Note with utmost speed and enthusiasm, they each have won a Wπ hat. Wear it with pride! Keep your eyes peeled for the next Class Notes Contest.