2022 University News

Western New England University is a private, coeducational institution founded in 1919, located on a 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. Western New England serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. With the academic options of a university, and a focus on individualized attention, Western New England inspires students to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.

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Innovation, Creative Thinking, and Entrepreneurship on Display at the 8th Annual Product Innovation Showcase

December 08, 2022

The Product Innovation Showcase at Western New England University saw collaborative efforts between Business and Engineering students who developed prototypes and m arketing strategies for marketable products.

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Tabarek Al-Kowami, Jason Shumilla, and Kyle Zemba Named 2022-23 Cohen Scholars

December 06, 2022

The Cohen Scholar Program at Western New England University welcomes Tabarek Al-Kowami, Jason Shumilla, and Kyle Zemba as its tenth cohort. These exceptional students will serve as College of Business ambassadors, receive a $5,000 merit scholarship, and engage in various activities to advance their business acumen and leadership abilities.

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University to Host Stuff-a-Cruiser Toy Drive

December 02, 2022

The Western New England University Department of Public Safety and Student Senate will host a "Stuff-A-Cruiser" Toy Drive on December 8. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be collected to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield. Participants have a chance to win a parking pass and receive a special edition 'Bear the Comfort Dog' trading card.

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Dr. Robert Johnson Named to Healey-Driscoll Administration Transition Team

December 01, 2022

Western New England University President, Dr. Robert E. Johnson, joins Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey's transition team, focusing on the "Jobs and a Flourishing Economy for All" policy committee.

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Western New England University: A Solid Investment in a Secure Future

December 01, 2022

WNE stands out as a New Traditional University with exceptional return on investment (ROI), ranked in the top 6% of colleges and universities nationally, and 10th among selective private institutions in economic advancement, according to Georgetown University and The New York Times.

Grape Consumption Helps Counter UV Damage to Skin

November 30, 2022

Researchers at Western New England University find that consuming grapes boosts skin's UV resistance, offering potential skin protection against sunburn.

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Love is All We Need

November 16, 2022

WNE students shine at the 26th Annual Bright Nights Ball, assisting with various tasks to ensure the success of the fundraising event. The ball supports Bright Nights at Forest Park and the Spirit of Springfield's community events.

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Western New England University Honors Veterans in Our Community

November 15, 2022

Western New England University commemorates Veterans Day with a ceremony, remembering fallen service members and celebrating the contributions of veterans and their families. Major Brian Alexander delivers a powerful keynote speech.

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WNE Women's Soccer Coach Kristin Hensinger Named Coach of the Year

November 14, 2022

Kristin Hensinger, former WNE Women's Soccer captain, wins CCC Coach of the Year. Under her leadership, the team achieved the CCC Regular-Season Championship and celebrated seven All-CCC selections, with Summer Hathaway named Defensive Player of the Year.

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Women's Soccer: Seven Golden Bears Earn End of Season Awards

November 10, 2022

WNE's Women's Soccer shines in the CCC awards, with Summer Hathaway winning Defensive Player of the Year and Allison Bruehwiler and Molly McLaughlin securing First Team spots. Malina LaCapra, Isabella Montalvo, Emma French, and Danielle McCarthy also receive honors.

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Congratulations to Golden Bear Women's Soccer

November 07, 2022

Western New England University Women's Soccer team triumphs in CCC championship, marking a significant milestone in their history. The victory was celebrated with enthusiasm by the campus community and alumni.

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Western New England University Honors Veterans

November 04, 2022

WNE community gathers at Deliso Lawn's Gazebo to pay tribute to U.S. veterans on Veterans Day, featuring speeches by Dean Sharianne Walker and President Dr. Robert Johnson, and a keynote address by Major Brian Alexander.

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College of Business and Engineering Students Partner to Create and Innovate at the WNE Golden Bear Innovation Jam

November 01, 2022

PeoplesBank-sponsored Golden Bear Innovation Jam at WNE encourages entrepreneurial ideas, leading to five diverse innovations presented by Business and Engineering students.

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Dr. Charles Caley Selected to Receive the 2023 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award

November 01, 2022

Dr. Charles Caley, Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Western New England University, receives the 2023 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award for his distinguished contributions to psychiatric pharmacy.

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Western New England University to Host Undergraduate Open House November 13

October 31, 2022

Discover Western New England University's vibrant community and academic offerings at a free open house event on November 13, with campus tours and career opportunities presentations.

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Clason Speaker Series to Feature Professor Jeremy Paul

October 28, 2022

As part of the Fall 2022 Clason Speaker Series, Professor Jeremy Paul will discuss "No Court for Young Women" at Western New England University School of Law on November 10. The talk will analyze the Dobbs case's constitutional implications and its effect on women's political participation.

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Free Small Business Legal Clinic Now Accepting Applications

October 28, 2022

Seeking legal help for your small business? Apply for free assistance at Western New England University Small Business Legal Clinic, where law students address various legal issues under faculty supervision.

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Delbridge Career Center

October 27, 2022

Western New England University, as a New Traditional University, is empowering students for the future of work through the enhanced Kevin S. and Sandra E. Delbridge Career Center, focusing on career readiness, innovation, and adaptability.

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School of Law to Host 21st Annual HCBA Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference

October 26, 2022

The 21st Annual western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference will be presented by WNE School of Law's Institute for Legislative and Government Affairs and the Hampden County Bar Association. Topics include bankruptcy appeals, electronically stored evidence, case law updates, and real estate valuation.

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School of Law to Host Attorney Elwyn Brewster Quirk on November 2

October 26, 2022

Join the virtual Color of Law Roundtable with Attorney Elwyn Brewster Quirk, as she discusses her journey in real estate and commercial law practice after graduating from WNE School of Law.

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WNE Welcomes Alumni to Campus for Homecoming 2022

October 14, 2022

Join the Homecoming Weekend at Western New England University, with a variety of events like Hall of Fame induction, class reunions, memorial bench dedication, and mural unveiling celebration.

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College of Business to Host One-Day Financial Technology Bootcamp for High School Students

October 10, 2022

WNE College of Business and Mass. Fintech Hub present the Fintech Bootcamp, providing high school students with an educational opportunity to discover fintech careers.

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WNE School of Law to Host Title IX Symposium on October 21

October 05, 2022

"Past, Present, and Moving Forward: 50th Anniversary of Title IX" virtual symposium on October 21 by Western New England University School of Law offers a diverse panel of experts analyzing Title IX's history and envisioning its future.

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Western New England University to Host Undergraduate Open House October 16

October 03, 2022

Explore Western New England University's warm community and diverse academic programs at the October 16 open house, featuring campus tours and career development presentations.

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October 03, 2022

Connecticut voters' top issues for the governor's race, according to a Western New England University poll, include inflation, taxes, and abortion, influencing their preferences for the candidates.

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WNE School of Law to Host Attorney Lyonel Jean Pierre, Jr. on October 12

September 30, 2022

Join WNE School of Law's Color of Law Roundtable featuring Attorney Lyonel Jean-Pierre, Jr., as he discusses his career trajectory and offers insights into the legal profession for students.

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September 28, 2022

Western New England University Polling Institute's survey finds incumbent Richard Blumenthal leading with 53% over Republican Leora Levy's 40% in the Connecticut U.S. Senate contest.

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POLL: Lamont Holds Commanding Lead in Connecticut Governor's Race

September 27, 2022

Democrat Ned Lamont leads Republican Bob Stefanowski 55% to 40% in the Connecticut governor's race, according to a poll by Western New England University Polling Institute.

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ASME Students to Host Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show Car, Truck, and Bike Show at Western New England University

September 23, 2022

The Western New England University ASME chapter will host a Car, Truck, and Bike show on October 2, 2022, featuring classic and modern vehicles. The event, free to the public, includes food, entertainment, and prizes in 11 categories.

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Western New England University to Host Undergraduate Open House September 24

September 16, 2022

Prospective students can attend Western New England University's open house on September 24 to experience campus life, explore academic programs, and interact with current students.

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WNE Named Among Best Universities in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

September 15, 2022

Western New England University (WNE) is ranked #234 in Best National University Rankings by U.S. News & World Report, transitioning from Regional to National University classification.

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School of Law to Host Lunch and Learn on September 28

September 12, 2022

Western New England University School of Law hosts a Lunch and Learn presentation on "Identifying Micro-aggressions" by Professor Dr. Bridgette Baldwin, exploring DEI concepts and solutions.

WNE Welcomes 20 New Faculty Members for 2022-2023

September 08, 2022

Dr. Maria Toyoda, Senior VP for Academic Affairs, welcomes 20 new faculty members to Western New England University, emphasizing the shared commitment to create positive change.

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School of Law to Host Free Legal Help Hotline

September 01, 2022

Seek legal advice for free at Western New England School of Law's Legal Help Hotline event, where volunteer attorneys will be available to answer calls and provide guidance on various legal topics.

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WNE Kicks Off the Year with a Message of Curiosity and the Joy of Surprise

August 29, 2022

Fall Convocation at WNE focuses on passion, purpose, and teaching excellence, encouraging the class of 2026 to embark on their academic journey.

Lucinda (Cindy) Donnelly, new Associate Vice President of Human Resources

University Names New Associate Vice President of Human Resources

August 25, 2022

Lucinda Donnelly joins WNE as the new Associate VP of Human Resources, bringing over 25 years of experience in HR leadership roles.

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3 GB Named to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll

August 23, 2022

Emily Lake, Liz Mazza, and Reilly Miller from Western New England University were honored on the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll for their outstanding academic performance in women's lacrosse.

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WNE University Partners with Girls Inc. to Present TeenCon 2022

August 22, 2022

TeenCon 2022, hosted by Western New England University, brought together teens from Girls Inc. affiliates for workshops, college experiences, and an inspiring keynote presentation promoting inclusivity and empowerment.

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Western New England University Partners with Follow My Steps For Mentoring Matters 5k Walk/Run Scheduled for August 20

August 16, 2022

Western New England University partners with Follow My Steps for the Mentoring Matters 5k promoting youth mentorship. The event offers both in-person and virtual options and aims to empower the youth in the greater Springfield, MA region.

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Dr. Tamara Shattuck Selected to Participate in Inaugural ATE Inquiry Initiative

August 05, 2022

Western New England University's Dr. Tamara Shattuck selected for the "Inquiry Initiative" by the Association of Teacher Educators to explore "opportunity gaps" in education through collaborative research inquiries and pedagogical innovations.

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Study Finds Astounding Effects of Dietary Grapes and the Potential for Health Benefits

August 03, 2022

Studies led by Dr. Pezzuto at WNE reveal that dietary grapes alter gene expression, preventing fatty liver, boosting antioxidant genes, and extending mice lifespan.

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School of Law Announces Inaugural Eisenberg Social Justice Fellowship Recipients

August 01, 2022

WNE Law School awards inaugural Eisenberg Social Justice Fellowships to law students Rafael Irizarry-Fields and Natasha Claudio for their work in underserved communities.

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Western New England University Students Study Abroad in Summer 2022

July 25, 2022

WNE's Study Abroad Program in Sorrento, Italy, provided students with a life-changing experience. They learned about Italian culture, global business practices, and history while exploring picturesque locations and enjoying lectures and activities.

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Coffee with the President

July 20, 2022

The upcoming episode of The College Tour features President Johnson discussing WNE's focus on Future of Work education and its New Traditional University identity.

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Study Abroad-Sorrento Provides WNE Students an Opportunity to Hear Realities of War

July 14, 2022

While studying abroad in Sorrento, Italy, Western New England University students had a powerful and emotional encounter with Olena Stasiuk, a victim of the Russian invasion in Ukraine.

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College of Engineering Students Earn Lean Six Sigma Certification

July 13, 2022

Thirty-five students from Western New England University's College of Engineering have earned Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, enhancing their problem-solving skills and process improvement expertise.

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Long-Time Wrestling Assistant Coach Named to NWCA Division III Hall of Fame

July 12, 2022

NWCA announces Class of 2022 Hall of Fame inductees, including Dwayne Dawson, WNE's veteran wrestling assistant coach with 32 years of service.

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Western New England University Sigma Nu Tau Chapter Inducts New Members

July 11, 2022

Sigma Nu Tau, the national entrepreneurship honor society at WNE, welcomes two students and an honorary entrepreneur for their academic excellence and entrepreneurial spirit.

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WNE University Psi Chi National Honor Society Welcomes 12 New Members

July 08, 2022

WNE's Psi Chi chapter adds 12 outstanding psychology students to its ranks in recognition of their academic achievements and dedication to advancing the science of psychology.

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Small Business Legal Clinic Now Accepting Applications for Free Legal Assistance

July 07, 2022

WNE's Small Business Legal Clinic seeks applicants for free legal assistance to entrepreneurs, aiding more than 500 small businesses since its establishment.

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Western New England Inducts 43 Student-Athletes into Chi Alpha Sigma National Honor Society

July 05, 2022

WNE inducts 43 student-athletes into Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society, recognizing their contributions to their teams and academic excellence.

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Western New England University to Offer Free CarFit Event on July 7

July 02, 2022

WNE's Department of Occupational Therapy hosts CarFit, providing free vehicle checks for seniors to optimize safety and comfort while driving.

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Jessica Hill Named Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

July 01, 2022

Jessica Hill appointed as WNE's Assistant VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, bringing two decades of experience to promote student growth and success.


College of Engineering Inducts 20 to Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society

June 30, 2022

WNE's College of Engineering inducts 20 students into Tau Beta Pi honor society, recognizing their outstanding scholarship and integrity.

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92 Golden Bears Named to CCC Spring All-Academic Team

June 29, 2022

WNE applauds 92 student athletes for their academic achievements in CCC's Spring Academic All-Conference.

Dr. S. Hossein Cheraghi - Dean of the WNE College of Engineering

College of Engineering Students Honored for Academic Excellence

June 24, 2022

Western New England University honors 17 graduating students for academic excellence in various fields during the College of Engineering Senior Awards Ceremony.

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Western New England University Names Orientation Group Leaders for 2022 SOAR Program

June 23, 2022

WNE selects 14 student leaders as Orientation Group Leaders (OGLs) for the 2022 SOAR program, guiding incoming students and families.

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College of Business Offers Adjunct Workshop for Business Professionals Interested in University Teaching

June 09, 2022

Western New England University's College of Business offers a free workshop, "So You Wanna Teach?" for business professionals interested in adjunct teaching. The half-day event explores the role, qualifications, and strategies for effective teaching.

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Entrepreneurial Curiosity and Innovation is the Formula for Success

June 07, 2022

Entrepreneurial spirit thrives at Western New England University as students excel in local innovation competitions across various fields.

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The College Tour is Stopping at WNE!

June 02, 2022

WNE students sought for "The College Tour" episode on Amazon Prime, showcasing individual perspectives and college life at the university.

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Western New England University will Host Girls on the Run of Western MA 5K Event on Sunday, June 5

June 01, 2022

Western New England University to host "Girls on the Run of Western MA 5K" event, supporting positive youth development for girls.

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WNE's Dr. Kam Capoccia Receives Massachusetts Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the Year Award

May 31, 2022

Western New England University's Dr. Kam Capoccia is recognized for her outstanding work in diabetes care and education, earning the prestigious Massachusetts Diabetes Care Specialist of the Year Award.

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WNE College of Pharmacy Students Inducted into Alpha Zeta Omega Professional Pharmaceutical Fraternity

May 26, 2022

Alpha Zeta Omega Professional Pharmaceutical Fraternity celebrates its 1st annual induction ceremony, welcoming eight new members at WNE University.

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Dr. Marcus Davis Appointed Dean of WNE College of Arts & Sciences

May 25, 2022

WNE University selects Dr. Marcus Davis as Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, commending his innovation and commitment to student success.

President Johnson speaking to the class of 2022.

Western New England University Celebrates 2022 Graduates

May 24, 2022

The Anthony S. Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center buzzed with WNE University's Commencement Ceremonies. Graduates were praised for resilience, dedication, and embracing life's unpredictable journey.

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WNE Professor of Law Jennifer Levi Honored by Boston Bar Association with Voice of Change Award

May 23, 2022

Professor Jennifer Levi from Western New England University School of Law receives the Voice of Change Award from the Boston Bar Association for her groundbreaking work in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.

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College of Arts & Sciences Students Honored for Academic Excellence

May 21, 2022

WNE University acknowledges outstanding achievement in 25 graduating students during the College of Arts & Sciences Senior Awards Ceremony.

Dean of College of Business Sharianne Walker addressing the audience at the 2022 Sr. Awards ceremony.

College of Business Students Honored for Academic Excellence

May 21, 2022

College of Business Dean Sharianne Walker commends 13 high-performing students for academic excellence and community service during the Senior Awards Ceremony at Western New England University.

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WNE Sport Management Students Crowned Champions at 2022 NE Sport Management Case Competition

May 20, 2022

WNE's sport management team emerges as champions in the New England Sport Management Case Competition, impressing judges with their creative solutions and research-backed proposals.

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Western New England University Inducts Nine into Alpha Mu Alpha

May 18, 2022

WNE University's Alpha Mu Alpha Honor Society welcomes nine students at the induction ceremony.

College of Engineering Students Compete at ASME E-Fest

May 17, 2022

WNE University Engineering students excel at ASME E-Fest, earning top ranks in design challenges and oral presentation competition.

Ariel Clemmer Named to BusinessWest 40 Under Forty Class of 2022

May 13, 2022

Ariel Clemmer, Director of the Center for Social Justice at Western New England University School of Law, receives the 40 Under Forty award from BusinessWest magazine for her work in advancing justice.

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Western New England University Professor of Law Publishes New Book

May 09, 2022

Western New England University School of Law Professor Barbara A. Reich's new book, "Intimations of Mortality," examines the failures of end-of-life communication in the U.S. healthcare system and offers solutions for better decision-making.

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Western New England University Inducts 27 Business Students into Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society

May 05, 2022

College of Business at WNE University welcomes 27 new members into prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, honoring top business students.

Graduate ceremony speaker - Sheila Barcohana Hollender

Western New England University Announces 2022 Graduate Commencement Speaker

May 04, 2022

Sheila Barcohana Hollender, a prominent figure in women's environmental health, will deliver the keynote address at Western New England University's 2022 Graduate Commencement ceremony.

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Western New England University Announces 2022 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

May 04, 2022

Professional MMA fighter Nick Newell will be the keynote speaker at Western New England University's 2022 Undergraduate Commencement, sharing his story of resilience and determination.

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Mike Russell, WNE Director of Transfer Admissions, Wins Highest Honor from New England Transfer Association

May 03, 2022

Mike Russell, Director of Transfer Admissions at WNE, is honored with the Sarah Elizabeth Crane Distinguished Service Award at the NETA annual conference for his outstanding contributions to transfer admissions in the Northeast U.S.

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University Faculty Gathers Community to Discuss the Russo-Ukrainian War

May 02, 2022

Faculty at Western New England University analyze the Ukraine conflict in a panel discussion, covering historical ties, political trajectories, economic impacts, and the refugee crisis. Students and faculty engage in thoughtful discussions on the global implications.

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Department of Defense Awards SMART Scholarships to WNE College of Engineering Students

April 26, 2022

WNE College of Engineering students receive prestigious DoD SMART Scholarships, with opportunities to work on real-world projects for the Department of Defense.

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Western New England University Inducts 41 Students to Mortar Board Honor Society

April 25, 2022

WNE's Mortar Board Society celebrates 41 rising seniors for their outstanding leadership, scholarship, and service at the annual induction ceremony.

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Jordan Hall Named WNE School of Law Associate Dean for Law Student Affairs

April 21, 2022

Jordan Hall joins Western New England University School of Law as Associate Dean for Law Student Affairs. He aims to foster empathy, compassion, and belonging in the law school community.

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Wellen Davison Seminar "Looking in the Mirror: Our Role in Dismantling White Supremacy"

April 18, 2022

Join Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna's seminar on "Looking in the Mirror: Our Role in Dismantling White Supremacy" on May 6. The event addresses diversity, inclusion, and sensitivity in the modern workplace/university.

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ASME Students to Host Annual Spring Car, Truck, and Bike Show at Western New England University

April 14, 2022

The WNE ASME chapter hosts a free Car, Truck, and Bike show on April 24, 2022, showcasing classic and modern vehicles, offering food, entertainment, and prizes in 11 categories.

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Western New England University and Shorelight Announce Partnership for International Students

April 11, 2022

Western New England University and Shorelight collaborate to provide international students with a student-centered, transformative education. The partnership fosters diversity and cultural understanding.

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Stageless Players Return to Sell Out Audiences

April 08, 2022

The Stageless Players of Western New England University delight sold-out audiences with captivating performances of "Chicago," showcasing the allure of fame and justice in the roaring '20s.

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WNE College of Business Holds 15th Annual RealTest Event

April 06, 2022

WNE's RealTest event provides seniors with hands-on business management experience, guided and evaluated by alumni mentors, fostering leadership and teamwork skills.

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College of Business Students Get a Behind the Scenes Look at Wall Street

April 05, 2022

WNE College of Business finance students explore Wall Street's history, visiting financial landmarks, and hearing from industry experts about the 2008 financial crisis.

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Arthur R. Gaudio 1942-2022

April 05, 2022

WNE mourns the loss of Dean Emeritus Art Gaudio, a dedicated educator and influential figure in legal education, known for his expertise in real estate law.

WNE Business Students Compete in Esteemed Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge

April 04, 2022

WNE College of Business students, mentored by industry veterans, participate in the CFA Research Challenge, honing their financial analysis skills and presenting stock recommendations to a panel.

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Western New England University School of Law Announces Interim Dean

April 04, 2022

Professor Beth D. Cohen assumes the role of Interim Dean at WNE School of Law until a new Dean is appointed through a national search.

Pharmacy Student Governance Association Hosts Inaugural Young Alumni Awards

April 04, 2022

WNE's PSGA hosts the inaugural Young Alumni Awards event to acknowledge the successes of outstanding College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni. Six recipients were recognized for their achievements.

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School of Law to Offer Virtual Expungement and Record Sealing Event in April

April 01, 2022

Western New England University's Center for Social Justice (CSJ) to host Virtual Expungement & Record Sealing Event. Attendees can receive legal advice and learn about expunging and sealing records.

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Stageless Players to Perform Chicago

March 23, 2022

WNE Stageless Players to perform "Chicago," a satirical musical on fame, crime, and justice, featuring 17 student actors and captivating show-stopping numbers.

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Hundreds of High School Students Return to Western New England University for FIRST Robotics Competition

March 21, 2022

FIRST Robotics District competition at WNE saw 38 high school teams building cargo-moving robots to re-imagine transportation. Winning teams advance to regional and possibly world championships.

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Registration is Now Open for the 53rd Annual Western New England University Alumni Golf Tournament

March 18, 2022

WNE's Alumni Golf Tournament returns for its 53rd year, offering a day of golf, prizes, and camaraderie while supporting student scholarships.

WNE's Jessica Marcellino to Speak at Women's Fund March 31 Event

March 16, 2022

WNE Staff Attorney Jessica Marcellino to join panel discussion on Transgender Day of Visibility, presenting affordable services for Trans and Gender Diverse communities in western Massachusetts.

Attorney Cafaro in the Moot Courtroom at WNE School of Law

Western New England University Law Professor Tina Cafaro Unanimously Confirmed as Associate Justice of the District Court

March 14, 2022

WNE's Professor Tina Cafaro becomes Associate Justice of the District Court, leaving a legacy of teaching law and contributing to the community.

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PharmD Class of 2021 Exceeds State and National Averages On NAPLEX and MPJE

March 10, 2022

Graduates of WNE's PharmD Class of 2021 achieve exceptional NAPLEX and MPJE pass rates, exceeding state and national averages and reflecting the program's excellence in education and preparation.

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Announcing the 2022 Teaching Excellence Award Finalists

March 08, 2022

Western New England University reveals the finalists for the 2022 Teaching Excellence Award, inviting students, alumni, faculty, and staff to contribute further support materials to aid the selection process.

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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to Offer Online Doctor of Pharmacy Program

March 03, 2022

WNE's College of Pharmacy introduces PharmD Distance Pathway, an online alternative to the on-campus Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students gain flexibility to pursue pharmacy remotely.

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College of Business to Feature Daily Virtual Discussions Surrounding The Future of Work

March 02, 2022

Discover the future of work with WNE's College of Business during their week-long event, featuring webinars on remote work, virtual teams, and industry-specific approaches to the changing work landscape.

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Undergraduate Open House March 5

March 01, 2022

Prospective high school students and parents can attend WNE's open house on March 5, engaging in campus tours, meeting current students, and gaining insights into academic programs, financial aid, and career opportunities.

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WNE School of Law Faculty and Students Contribute Time and Talent to White House/Department of Justice Initiative on Eviction Prevention

February 14, 2022

WNE School of Law stands with 99 law schools to combat housing insecurity and provide eviction prevention assistance, contributing to the urgent mission of equal justice under law.

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WNE College of Engineering Receives Close to $185,000 in Grants

February 10, 2022

Western New England University's College of Engineering secures four grants totaling $184,526 for research projects in water consumption, bioreactors, transportation, and robotics, benefiting undergraduate students' hands-on learning.

Professor Steve Adamshick working with EWD PIC kit.

College of Engineering Laboratory for Education and Application Prototypes (LEAP) to Offer Hands-on Integrated Photonics Training

February 09, 2022

LEAP@WNE, the optics/photonics training center at WNE's College of Engineering, collaborates with Spark Photonics to introduce hands-on integrated photonics training to its electrical engineering program.

WNE Metaverse event.

Western New England University Student-led Metaverse Event Redefines the Admissions Open House

February 04, 2022

WNE introduces virtual metaverse event, giving prospective students a unique and immersive experience of campus life through virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies.

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The 2022 Teaching Excellence Award Call for Nominations

February 02, 2022

WNE invites nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award, honoring faculty who have positively impacted the university through their exceptional teaching, mentorship, and leadership abilities.

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Levi to Serve as Inaugural Fellow for Berry Institute of Politics

February 02, 2022

WNE School of Law's Professor Jennifer Levi honored as inaugural Fellow at Salem State University's Berry Institute of Politics for her work on transgender legal issues.

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WNE School of Law Partners with Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School

January 31, 2022

WNE School of Law partners with Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School for an immersive "Intro to Law" program, inspiring high school students to explore legal careers and social justice.

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WNE Again Earns Top National Rankings by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Programs

January 25, 2022

WNE's Online MBA and Online Graduate Business programs make impressive strides in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings, reflecting the faculty's commitment to high-quality online education.

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WNE Center for Social Justice to Present Victory in Charlottesville

January 24, 2022

Attorney Alan Levine, part of the winning team in the Sines v. Kessler lawsuit, shares his experience during the "Victory in Charlottesville" event on February 2.

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College of Business Announces Future of Work Week this Spring

January 24, 2022

Future of Work Week, hosted by WNE's College of Business, will address emerging workplace realities, technology impact, and workforce trends through webinars led by expert panelists.

Kristine C. Goodwin

Kristine Goodwin Named Vice President of Student Affairs

January 18, 2022

Kristine C. Goodwin assumes the role of Vice President of Student Affairs at WNE, bringing extensive experience and a focus on student success and development.

Attorney Justin J. Hurst

WNE School of Law to Host Attorney Justin J. Hurst February 7

January 14, 2022

Attorney Justin J. Hurst, a WNE School of Law alumnus, discusses his career path in a Color of Law Roundtable event, providing law students networking opportunities with legal professionals of color.

Oscar Trash Sorter

Western New England University Debuts OSCAR Sort Intuitive Trash Robot

January 14, 2022

Western New England University introduces OSCAR Sort, an AI trash-sorting robot, aiming to educate the campus community and improve waste disposal practices.