Welcome to the new and improved Bridge! We hope you will enjoy seeing more faces of fellow alumni and finding the stories, opportunities, and resources you are looking for more easily. Let us know what you think!
And now, as we head into fall, it is gearing up to be a busy period on The Hill.
Last week, I was so pleased to see so many of you at the WPI Night at the WOOSOX stadium. Despite the rainout of the game, attendance was great! Over 150 of you joined us—alumni from a wide range of class years, as well as parents, current students, and staff. The rain couldn’t put a damper on our WPI spirit!
And the fun continues as we approach Homecoming on September 18. I hope to see more of you for food, fun, and festivities at our home on The Hill. I am especially looking forward to the unveiling of a new mural which celebrates diversity in STEM, courtesy of the Class of 2021 through their Senior Class Gift. Kudos to our newest alumni!
Then, in the weeks ahead, we have some exciting initiatives that the entire WPI community, no matter where you are, can join.
Our next Giving Day, WPI’s biggest day of giving back, takes place on October 21 as we launch Beyond These Towers: The Campaign for WPI. It’s a great time of year to support the area of WPI that made the difference in your years on The Hill—challenges and matches allow you to make an outsized impact with your gift of any size, and you can support fellow alumni, as well as current students and parents, who are fundraising for their favorite teams and programs. See if anyone you know has signed on to be an ambassador—and then sign up yourself!
Then, it’s time for the official virtual launch of Beyond These Towers on October 28. President Leshin and George Oliver ‘82, WPI Trustee and National Campaign Chair, will host an interactive evening. You’ll hear from some of the incredible students, alumni, and faculty who make us so proud to be a part of this special WPI community. And you will learn how the campaign is working to further extend their impact across the globe.
We have so much in store in these weeks ahead. I encourage you to join in!
Paula M. Delaney '75
WPI Alumni Association President