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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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Girls on the Run opening warm up ceremonies at Western New England University.

Girls on the Run Western MA to Host 5K Celebration at Western New England University

May 24, 2024

Western New England University hosts Girls on the Run Western MA’s 5K celebration on June 8, expecting 3,000-3,500 attendees to support girls' confidence and life skills development.

Staff appreciation group stands with University President Johnson and Staff Council President Michael Mannheim

WNE Honors Staff Excellence at Annual Appreciation Event

May 23, 2024

Western New England University celebrated outstanding staff and service milestones at its annual Employee Appreciation Event, highlighting dedication and excellence with awards and recognition.

2024 WNE Commencement - students standing as they anticipate their walk to receive their deploma.

Commencement 2024: An Unforgettable Experience

May 21, 2024

WNE’s commencement at MassMutual Center honored graduates with powerful speeches by Latoyia Edwards and Ashley Randle, marking the first ceremonies at this venue in two decades.

Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce President Diana Szynal stands with WNE Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter President

Diana Szynal, President of Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce, Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

May 14, 2024

Diana Szynal, Springfield Chamber President, inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma for exceptional leadership and support of business education, strengthening ties between academia and industry.

2024 CCC Champion softball team

Golden Bears Softball Clinches CCC Championship, Headed to NCAA Tournament

May 13, 2024

The Golden Bears Softball team from Western New England University triumphed in the CCC Championship, defeating Roger Williams University 9-3 and advancing to the NCAA Tournament with a display of skill and determination.

Herman Hall home of the College of Arts & Sciences entrance.

College of Arts & Sciences Honors Students For Outstanding Achievements

May 13, 2024

Academic excellence shines as Western New England University celebrates 16 graduating students’ achievements at the College of Arts & Sciences Senior Award Ceremony.

Group photo of the 2024 Distinguished Golden Bear Award recipients.

Western New England University Celebrates Student Achievements in Prestigious Award Ceremony

May 10, 2024

Western New England University celebrated student excellence at the Distinguished Golden Bear Awards, honoring leadership, community service, and academic achievements.

Steel Bridge team standing in front of the bridge they constructed.

ASCE-WNE Steel Team Builds Bridge to Success

May 09, 2024

Western New England University's ASCE-WNE Steel Team excels at Northeast Steel Bridge Competition, showcasing expertise in engineering and aesthetics, earning first place for design.

Winning teams of the inaugural FinTech + AI 413 Startup Pitch competition.

College of Business Announces Inaugural FinTech + AI 413 Startup Pitch Winners

May 08, 2024

College of Business announces winners of inaugural FinTech + AI 413 Startup Pitch, showcasing innovative ventures in FinTech landscape.

President and General Manager of 22News Bob Simone addresses Communication students in the WNE TV studio.

College of Arts and Sciences Hosts Successful Event with Alumnus Bob Simone President and General Manager of 22 News

May 02, 2024

22 News President and General Manager Bob Simone, a distinguished alumnus, returns to Western New England University to inspire communication students with his insights into the broadcasting industry. Simone's visit provides students with valuable real-world perspectives and networking opportunities.

College of Business Dean Sharianne Walker addressing students, faculty, and guests at the Senior Award Ceremony.

College of Business Honors Students For Outstanding Achievements

May 01, 2024

Exceptional academic achievements are showcased as Western New England University acknowledges 13 graduates’ accomplishments at the College of Business Senior Award Ceremony.

Alison Castellano, the 2024 recipient of the WNE Teaching Excellence Award, stands proudly with previous Teaching Excellence Awardees who eagerly pass her the torch of honor! (L to R) Mike Rust (2022), Alison Castellano (2024), Hillary Bucs (2021), and Tim Vercellotti (2023).

Alison Castellano Honored with 2024 Teaching Excellence Award for Dedication and Inspirational Impact

April 30, 2024

Alison Castellano earns WNE's 2024 Teaching Excellence Award for her inspiring dedication, impactful teaching, and profound influence on students.

Dr. Michael Rust

Dr. Mike Rust Elected to Prestigious KEEN Leadership Council

April 29, 2024

Dr. Mike Rust, Director of Experiential & Entrepreneurial Learning at Western New England University, joins the KEEN Leadership Council, furthering the University's mission of fostering entrepreneurial spirit in engineering students.

WNE students and faculty group who attended the 50th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference

College of Engineering Students Attend 50th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference

April 25, 2024

At the 50th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Western New England University's College of Engineering stands out with student-led presentations and honors in the poster competition, reaffirming its commitment to excellence in bioengineering.

Molly Watson on the campus of Western New England University (Spring)

Western New England University Welcomes Molly C. Watson as Director of Communications and Public Relations

April 22, 2024

WNE welcomes Molly C. Watson as Director of Communications, leveraging her diverse background in strategic planning and media relations to enhance the university's visibility and mission advancement.

Vintage cars from ASME Car Show.

ASME Car Show & BBQ at Western New England University

April 18, 2024

Experience automotive excellence at Western New England University's ASME Car Show, uniting enthusiasts, showcasing diverse vehicles, and highlighting the university's dedication to engineering collaboration.

The Lawn Bot - Jarvis_ mowing the lawn on campus near bricked path.

College of Engineering Unveils 'Jarvis': A Sustainable Solution for Campus Lawn Care Just in Time for Earth Day

April 17, 2024

Western New England University's College of Engineering introduces "Jarvis" The Lawn Bot, an innovative automated lawn care system driven by sustainability and propelled by student ingenuity.

Stageless Players concludes performance with standing ovation.

Stageless Players Rock the Stage with 2024 Spring Production of The Rocky Horror Show

April 16, 2024

Stageless Players delivered a triumphant production of "The Rocky Horror Show," immersing audiences in a world of campy horror and sexual liberation, celebrating diversity and audacity.

Duggan Academy interns learning the art and science of Occupational Therapy from WNE OTD students

Department of Occupational Therapy Expands Partnership with John J. Duggan Academy

April 16, 2024

Western New England University's Occupational Therapy Department deepens collaboration with John J. Duggan Academy, offering internships for experiential learning, academic growth, and mentorship in healthcare.

2023 Engineerin Expo in the Anthony S. Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center

Western New England University's College of Engineering to Host 2024 Emerging Engineers Expo

April 15, 2024

Join Western New England University for the 2024 Emerging Engineers Expo, featuring diverse projects from first-year students and seniors, fostering innovation and networking opportunities on Tuesday, April 30th.

Participants to the first in a series of FinTech Incubator events gather in the WNE College of Business.

Successful Launch of FinTech Incubator's Idea Jam Kicks Off Startup Launch Series at Western New England University

April 13, 2024

The FinTech Incubator at Western New England University launches its Startup Launch Series with an engaging Idea Jam, drawing participants from local colleges and businesses. The event sets the stage for upcoming Pitch Camps and further collaboration in the FinTech and AI realms.

Members of the West Springfield Fire Department and WNE OTD students pose for a photo with BEary Bags in front of a fire engine at the WSFD station.

Department of Occupational Therapy Collaborates with West Springfield Fire Department to Launch New Project Aimed at Promoting Calmness

April 12, 2024

The "BEary Calm Bags" project, a collaboration between Western New England University Department of Occupational Therapy and the West Springfield Fire Department, aims to improve emergency response experiences for individuals with sensory sensitivities, disabilities, and communication barriers.

Attendee of the event from several learning institutions working together take a moment to smile for the camera

Interprofessional Healthcare Simulation Day Cultivates Collaborative Skills Among Health Profession Students

April 12, 2024

At Western New England University, Pharmacy, OT, PA, and Nursing students engage in an Interprofessional Healthcare Simulation Day, honing collaborative skills vital for effective patient care in today's complex healthcare landscape.

Guest Speaker Dr. Deepu Thomas, MD

Western New England University and Springfield Dementia Friendly Coalition Co-hosts the Brain Health Conference

April 11, 2024

On April 26, 2024, Western New England University hosts the Brain Health Conference, offering valuable insights into dementia and Alzheimer's disease management, led by keynote speaker Dr. Deepu Thomas, MD.

First Robotics at the Anthony S. Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center

Western New England University Hosts 2024 FIRST Robotics Competition Qualifier

April 10, 2024

Western New England University hosts the 2024 WNE FIRST Robotics Competition Qualifier, drawing 36 teams and 1,400 students to showcase their robot designs in a thrilling display of STEM excellence.