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Virtual Alumni Groups Foster Connection Amidst Pandemic

Published: September 03, 2020 | Categories: Alumni
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The Western New England University Alumni Association is pleased to announce a new opportunity to foster alumni connection admist the pandemic through Regional Alumni Facebook Groups. The new groups are designed to help alumni connect with fellow Golden Bears who live or work near them, creating a virtual space for resource sharing, networking, and informal virtual conversations - all with regional flavor. Groups are managed by WNE alumni who live or work in the region. 

Greater Boston   JOIN THE GROUP
Managers: Laura Madaio '13BSBA and McKenzie Pezze '16BSBA

Managers: Tim Conrod '11BSBA/'12MBA and Katie (Grogan) Staron '10BA

Greater Providence   JOIN THE GROUP
Manager: Sarah Caggiano '98BA 

Greater Springfield & Hartford   JOIN THE GROUP
Manager: Brandon O'Brien '15BSBA/'16MSA

The Alumni Association extends its thanks to our alumni volunteers for their efforts to strengthen the WNE Alumni network through regional connections. 

Don't see a group near you? Our first four regions were selected because they have the highest concentration of WNE alumni in those areas. However, we may launch additional groups in 2021. All groups must be actively managed by an alumni volunteer, and certain criteria must be met for a region to be eligible. If you are interested in managing an official WNE Alumni Facebook Group in your region, please contact Alyra Donisvitch, assistant director for alumni programs, at to indicate your interest.