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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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Director of D'Amour Library, Elin O'Hara

The University Welcomes New Director of D'Amour Library

September 28, 2023

Elin O'Hara-Gonya joins Western New England University as the new director of D'Amour Library. With a rich career at SUNY Plattsburgh, she brings leadership and a diverse academic background, strengthening WNE's academic community.

WNE new board member: Jodie Roure

Western New England University Welcomes Dr. Jodie Roure to its Esteemed Board of Directors

September 27, 2023

Western New England University appoints Dr. Jodie Roure, an esteemed educator, advocate, and leader, to its Board of Directors. Her extensive career in education and commitment to diversity enriches the university's governing body.

Attorney Ginny Kim

School of Law to Host Attorney Ginny Kim

September 25, 2023

Join Western New England University (WNE) School of Law for a Color of Law Roundtable Discussion featuring Attorney Ginny Kim, Chief Compliance and Diversity Officer for the State of Connecticut. Attorney Kim brings over 25 years of legal experience will share her career path and her role in fostering diversity and compliance within the state.

Overhead photo of WNE campus with US News and World Report Best Engineering Programs 2024 banner

Western New England University Excels in U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges Rankings

September 25, 2023

Western New England University (WNE) reaffirms its national prominence in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings reflecting the institution's commitment to delivering high-quality education.

Dr. Johnson stands with partners from MassMutual and MGM at the WNE School of Law

MGM Springfield and Western New England University Announce Expungement Events and Partnership

September 22, 2023

New England University (WNE) and MGM Springfield partner for criminal record expungement events, offering individuals a second chance at employment and housing opportunities, reinforcing their commitment to social justice.

Dr. Lisa Murray teaching materials and manufacturing concepts

Dr. Lisa Murray Named 2023 Engineering Unleashed Fellow

September 07, 2023

Dr. Lisa Murray's commitment to innovation in engineering education leads to her selection as one of only thirty 2023 Engineering Unleashed Fellows.

Dr. Parsons and her research team

Western New England University Congratulates Dr. Katelyn Parsons on Receiving the 2023 ADCES Research Award

September 05, 2023

Dr. Parsons' innovative diabetes research, focusing on diabetes distress and pharmacist-led interventions, earns her the prestigious 2023 ADCES Research Award, showcasing Western New England University's commitment to impactful and empathetic research.

A collage of new faculty headshots.

Welcoming Exceptional Talent

August 30, 2023

Western New England University is proud to introduce 36 new faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year. Their diverse expertise and commitment to education will contribute to the university's dynamic intellectual atmosphere and educational growth.

Vice President for Advancement-Dean Hickey

WNE Announces New Vice President for Advancement

August 29, 2023

Western New England University (WNE) announces the appointment of Dean Hickey as Vice President for Advancement. With a proven record in fundraising and alumni engagement, Hickey will lead WNE's advancement efforts, contributing to the institution's growth and success.

Western New England University Law Professor Bridgette Baldwin

Bridgette Baldwin Recognized for Social Impact by The Connecticut Law Tribune

August 24, 2023

Western New England University honors Professor Bridgette Baldwin's remarkable achievement as she is recognized in the Social Impact category at the 2023 New England Legal Awards. Baldwin's impactful work in the legal field, her commitment to diversity and inclusion, and her dedication to community betterment stand as a testament to her exceptional contributions.

Dr. Daniel Kennedy stands alongside fellow authors of the Curricular Outcomes and Entrustable Professional Activities (COEPA) document, a significant milestone in professional standards for pharmacy graduates.

WNE Celebrates Faculty Achievement: Daniel Kennedy's Key Role in Pharmacy Education Advancement

August 21, 2023

Dr. Daniel Kennedy's outstanding contributions to pharmacy education take center stage as he completes his term on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Kennedy played a key role in overhauling and consolidating the pharmacy COEPA (Curricular Outcomes and Entrustable Professional Activities) document, a foundational professional standard. His work underscores Western New England University's commitment to innovative teaching and its impact on shaping the pharmacy landscape.

Study Abroad students in Pompeii

WNE Students/Staff Experience Life-Changing Journey in Sorrento, Italy

August 07, 2023

Western New England University students and staff embarked on a transformative journey to Sorrento, Italy, as part of the Sorrento Study Abroad program. This immersive experience included courses in Business Communication and Italian Culture, with enriching activities like gelato-making and tours of historic sites, offering students insights into Italian culture and global business practices.

Workshop Participants Showcase Engineering Designs at Women in Science Event

Empowering Future Engineers

August 03, 2023

Drs. Lisa Murray and Andrea Kwaczala of Western New England University organized a transformative workshop at the Connecticut Science Center, empowering young girls in engineering. The event highlighted design thinking, additive manufacturing, and diverse career prospects in the field.

Zelda B. Harris, incoming Dean of Western New England University School of Law

Zelda B. Harris Joins the Community as the New Dean of the School of Law

August 01, 2023

Western New England University appoints Zelda B. Harris as the new Dean of the School of Law, praising her experience, leadership, and commitment to social justice.

"Making with EM Across the Curriculum" workshop participants.

WNE Hosts Successful "Making with EM Across the Curriculum" Workshop for Engineering Educators

July 27, 2023

The "Making with EM Across the Curriculum" workshop at Western New England University drew educators from renowned engineering institutions, offering immersive training in innovative teaching methods. Led by College of Engineering faculty, the workshop emphasized hands-on makerspace activities and an entrepreneurial approach to enrich engineering education.

Students assisting with Small Business Legal Clinic

Free Small Business Legal Clinic Now Accepting Applications

July 03, 2023

WNE Small Business Legal Clinic offers free legal assistance to local entrepreneurs for fall 2023.

WNE Law Library staff pose with award

School of Law Library Honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

June 29, 2023

Western New England University School of Law Library honored with 2023 Excellence in Community Engagement Award for promoting diversity and legal knowledge among high school students.

Dr. Robert E. Johnson

Dr. Johnson Named Chair of AICU Mass Board of Directors

June 27, 2023

AICU Mass appoints President Robert E. Johnson as Chair, focusing on diversity, mental health, and student access.

Emily Luna at fellowship in Las Vegas

Western New England University Law Student Emily Luna Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship for Summer 2023

June 15, 2023

WNE law student Emily Luna receives prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship, joining Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center to advocate for immigrant workers.

Group photo of OGLs at the Golden Bear statue

Western New England University Names Orientation Group Leaders for 2023 SOAR Program

June 14, 2023

Western New England University selects ten exceptional students as Orientation Group Leaders for the 2023 Summer Orientation and Registration program. These leaders will guide new students and families in their transition to the university community.

 WNE signs agreement with STCC

STCC, Western New England strengthen academic, student support partnerships

June 13, 2023

STCC and WNE strengthen partnership with joint admissions program, allowing STCC students access to WNE's bachelor's and graduate degrees.

Student's final recommendations presentation to BEAR Market Necessities

Students Engage in Meaningful Project and Learn with a Purpose

June 12, 2023

WNE faculty and students collaborate to enhance BEAR Necessities Market, aiding food-insecure students with innovative systems and support.

WNE campus in Spring

Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $1.37M for New FinTech Incubator at Western New England University

June 08, 2023

Healey-Driscoll Administration awards WNE $1.37 million grant to launch Fintech Incubator, driving innovation in financial technology and supporting startups.

Girls on the run 5K at Western New England University-the finish line is in sight.

Girls on the Run of Western MA Celebration 5K

June 02, 2023

WNE welcomes Girls on the Run's 5K event, fostering confidence and social well-being for girls in Western MA.

Sign announcing CARFIT event in front of Blake Law School

OTD Presents CarFit: Enhancing Senior Driver Safety and Comfort

May 31, 2023

Western New England University's Department of Occupational Therapy hosts CarFit, a 12-step vehicle check event to enhance driving safety and comfort, particularly for senior citizens. Trained technicians will provide personalized attention and guidance during the event.