July 2018

Dear Friends,

I hope you are enjoying the summer months and the beautiful weather. The summer is a great time to reconnect with classmates and friends from WPI. If you get a group together, be sure to send a photo in for Class Notes. The first 50 people to include Flat Gompei in the photo, will receive a pair of WPI sunglasses! You can download Flat Gompei here and submit your Class Note online.

Throughout the summer, alumni and parents are hosting Freshmen Welcome BBQs at their homes around the country. A big thank you to our hosts who are welcoming in the next class of WPI students. Watch the WPI Alumni Facebook and Twitter accounts for photos during the summer.

The summer wraps up with a few baseball outings – the Women of WPI invite all alumni and families to join them at the Lowell Spinners game on August 5 and the Alumni Office invites alumni and friends to attend a game at Fenway Park on September 9.

Coming this fall, the Alumni Association will partner with the Office of Alumni Relations to launch WPI TechConnect, an exclusive online community for staying connected with all things WPI. You can connect with classmates, get information on upcoming events, and find or become a mentor. The Association is very excited to support this tool and hope many alumni take advantage of all that it offers. Stay tuned for more details.

Nominations are being accepted for WPI's Hall of Luminaries. The next class of inductees will be enshrined in fall of 2019. Nominees’ professional work and contributions should demonstrate either excellence over a sustained period of time or be of a one-time nature of significant impact, and should have affected humanity as a whole, a specific field as a whole, or have had a dramatic effect on a specific area. Nominees should have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and excellence in their field or have achieved a specific feat of national or international significance. Individuals who have made beyond-significant contributions of service that exceed all expectations to the university may also be considered. If you know who fits this criteria, nominate him or her for the next class of luminaries.

I hope to see you back on campus for Homecoming this fall. Mark your calendars for October 26 and 27.

All my best,
Dave Wheeler ’93 ’04 MS