It was wonderful to see so many alumni back on the Hill for Alumni Weekend 2019! We celebrated the opening of the new Alumni Center at Higgins House and the generous philanthropy from Nancy and Mike Abrams ’77 and the Alumni Association that made it possible. We honored our alumni for their professional achievements and service to the university at the Alumni Luncheon and Awards Ceremony—my first as Association president. We recognized our philanthropy, with more than $30 million raised collectively by reunion classes for WPI. Next year, we celebrate reunions for undergraduate classes ending in 5s and 0s, but everyone is welcome at Alumni Weekend 2020: May 28-31.
As I was talking with alumni and friends during Alumni Weekend, I was reminded that all great universities like WPI have the support of their alumni. And there are three things all great WPI alumni do to support our alma mater—go to events, get involved, and give to the WPI Fund. I hope you take time this summer to connect with friends or attend of the summertime events WPI has planned.
Giving is a long and proud tradition at WPI, and gifts from alumni make a big difference in the lives of WPI students and impact the research and teaching of our faculty. WPI’s fiscal year will close in the next few weeks—if you haven’t given yet this year, you can do so here.
I enjoyed meeting many of you during Alumni Weekend, and I look forward to getting to know many more of you over the next two years. If you have ideas or feedback, please reach out to me.
All the best,
Mark Macaulay ’89, ’94 MS