September 2018

Dear Friends,

We’re gearing up for a great Homecoming 2018! This year’s theme is Goatoberfest. Come back to campus to participate in beloved traditions – connect with current students and alumni, attend the Parade of Floats, celebrate 50 years of undergraduate women at WPI, and cheer on the football team as they host MIT. And this year, Homecoming is headed back to the Quad. Register to join us on October 26 and 27.

There are many opportunities for alumnae to engage with WPI this fall as well. The Women’s Impact Network leadership donors will gather for a weekend of strategic planning. The Women of WPI will host its annual leadership conference on Saturday, October 20. This year’s topic is Uniquely You – Create your Personal Brand. To round out the fall events for alumnae, we will celebrate 50 years of undergraduate women at WPI during Homecoming. I hope many alumnae will take advantage of one – or more – of these opportunities to connect with one another and our alma mater.

WPI will host Giving Day on #GivingTuesday this year – November 27. More information will come, so mark your calendar.

Nominations are being accepted for WPI's Hall of Luminaries—one of our newest traditions. The next class of inductees will be celebrated in fall 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 look forward to seeing you at Homecoming!

All my best,
Dave Wheeler ’93, ’04 MS