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May 2020

Dear Friends,

It is with great honor and pleasure that we welcome WPI’s great class of 2020 to the alumni community! This week WPI virtually conferred degrees on graduates from both the undergraduate and graduate programs. 

The class of 2020 has some pretty amazing graduates. Doug Reilly, PhD, helped develop a tool to identify molecular receptors for pheromens in worms, saving researchers months worth of work. Meredith Forcier, a BS/MS graduate, combined her passion for healthcare (biomedical engineering and international and global studies BS) with a master’s degree in management and has learned the value of cross-functional teams. Tyler Marsh, a WPI wrestling star and mechanical engineering major, has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.92. 

As we assist these new alumni with the transition to our community, I encourage you to join (or log back into) TechConnect to post a message of congratulations and best wishes to the class in the feed. Since we haven’t been able to celebrate in person, this is a great way to show our support for the class of 2020. 

Some of you may know, I completed my master’s degree from WPI in 1994. It was a great complement to my engineering bachelor’s degree and has served me well in my career. WPI is currently offering a 20% discount to alumni who’ve graduated in the last 5 years on graduate courses. Check out the information on their website

On June 11, we’ll be hosting our Alumni Association Annual Meeting virtually. This will feature a keynote by President Leshin. Please join us at 6:00 pm, EST. Hold the date for now. More details to come. 

Wishing you all the best,
Mark Macaulay ’89, ’94 MS