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Western New England University Mourns the Passing of Andrew Mulcahy Jr

Published: June 26, 2020 | Categories: Alumni
Andrew Mulcahy in office
The Western New England University community mourns the passing of Andrew Mulcahy Jr. The University’s fifth Dean of Students and first Vice President of Student Affairs, Mulcahy joined the University in 1961 and served faithfully for more than three decades until his retirement in 1993.

Andy grew up in Monson, MA and served during WWII in US Army Intelligence at the Pentagon. He graduated from Monson Academy and Georgetown University, and earned a graduate degree from Springfield College. Andy treasured his service at Western New England University. During his 32 year tenure, he was instrumental in many key actions and acquisitions which allowed the expansion of the campus footprint to the full academic university it is today. He deeply valued interacting with and guiding students, and he kept in touch with many after graduation.

Alumni who attended during Mulcahy’s tenure have often shared memories of their time with the Dean, noting his influence on their student experience and their personal and professional lives well beyond graduation. In 2019, as part of the University's Centennial Celebrations, the Class of 1969 created the Andrew J. Mulcahy Jr. Scholarship to honor Dean Mulcahy and the lasting impact he had across a generation of students. At the family’s request, gifts in Dean Mulcahy’s memory may be directed to the Andrew J. Mulcahy Jr. Scholarship.

Andy is remembered fondly by all who knew him, and he will be deeply missed.

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