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Western New England University Hosts District Attorney Anthony Gulluni for Guest Lecture

Published: April 03, 2024 | Categories: All News, Arts and Sciences
Anthony Gulluni

The Western New England University (WNE) Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics will be hosting a special guest lecture by distinguished WNE alumnus and Hampden County District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni. The event is scheduled to take place on April 18th from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the D'Amour Library.

The guest lecture by DA Gulluni is part of the annual induction ceremony for Political Science and Law & Society students qualifying for membership in Pi Sigma Alpha (Sigma Nu Chapter), along with History students qualifying for entry into Phi Alpha Theta (Alpha Kappa Rho Chapter).

"We are honored to welcome District Attorney Anthony Gulluni back to our campus," said Dr. Donald C. Williams, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics at WNE. "His outstanding record in public service serves as a testament to the impact of a WNE undergraduate and law school education."

District Attorney Gulluni, who earned his bachelor's degree from WNE in 2003 and juris doctorate in 2007, has been serving as Hampden District Attorney since January 2015, currently in his second four-year term. A lifelong Springfield resident, Gulluni brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his role, rooted in his early career work with the Salvation Army, the City of Springfield, and as an assistant district attorney.

Throughout his tenure, District Attorney Gulluni has been a staunch advocate for safer communities, spearheading innovative initiatives focused on community building, crime prevention, and education. His office has engaged with numerous community-based organizations to ensure equitable services and support to all communities in need.

One of his notable initiatives includes the creation of EACH (Emerging Adult Court of Hope), a groundbreaking model aimed at disrupting the cycle of negativity and incarceration among young adults aged 18-24. EACH provides intensive support and programming focused on participants' physical and mental health, behavior patterns, housing, and career development through education and job training.

In recognition of his exemplary leadership and commitment to public service, District Attorney Gulluni has received several accolades, including the President's Medallion from Western New England University which he received when presenting the 2021 WNE commencement keynote address to graduate students. He currently serves on the board overseeing the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance and has been appointed to the state-wide Taskforce on Hate Crimes by Governor Charlie Baker.

This important event is sponsored by the WNE Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics and was made possible with the generous assistance of the staff of D'Amour Library.