Alumni Awards

alumni awards certificate frames

Each year, the WPI Alumni Association presents awards to a select group of alumni in recognition of their professional achievements and their service to the university and the Alumni Association. First established in 1961 by the Alumni Association, with additions and changes made over the years to reflect the changing alumni body, these awards are sometimes also presented to other members of the WPI community, such as faculty, staff, trustees, and other friends.


2023 Alumni Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2023 Alumni Award recipients who will be honored for their service to WPI and their professional achievement during Alumni Weekend 2023.

Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement

Richard J. Cournoyer ’98, MS’99|

Kerri O’Connor DiPietro ’98

Jay Hedley ’88

Karen Casella ’83

Eric Soederberg ’83

Jay J. Schnitzer ’73, M.D., Ph.D.

Ichabod Washburn Young Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

Donal Boyd ’13, MS’14

Samuel Gutmann ’03

M. Ryan McDevitt ’03, Ph.D.  

Matthew Shea ’03

Herbert F. Taylor Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to WPI

LindaLeigh (Richert) Aberdale ’88

William A. Fitzgerald ’83

Peter McDermott ’73

John Boynton Young Alumni Award for Service to WPI

Veda Booth ’18

Jean Paul Miralda ’13


These awards will be presented during Honoring Our Champions at 3:30 PM on Saturday, May 20. Please join us for this special occasion!