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WPI's Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) program strives to help young alumni stay connected to WPI and each other through a variety of programs and events aimed at the needs and interests of the university’s youngest alumni.

Current GOLD members are from the undergraduate classes of 2012 through 2021.

GOLD provides social, professional, service, and educational opportunities that are relevant to your life. GOLD also offers opportunities for you to get involved with efforts that support WPI and the programs of the Alumni Association.

If you’re interested in being a part of the GOLD Committee and would like to help with future programming—or if you just have a suggestion—please contact us at

Rick Baruffi '14

A Message from the GOLD Chair

Hi GOLD Alumni!

I'm Rick Baruffi ‘14, and I am your GOLD Committee Chair. I have been involved with the GOLD Committee for a few years now, and I am excited to be working with you and my fellow committee members. I absolutely loved my time at WPI, and know I wouldn't be where I am today without my time there. Serving on the GOLD Committee has been one of the ways I like to give back to an institution that has done so much for me both professionally and personally.

I want to take the time to recognize Kathryn (Byorkman) Gauthier '12 for her outstanding leadership of GOLD. She had the role as Chair previously, and I have experienced first-hand how caring and dedicated she has been. Kathryn has set a high bar, and I look forward to the challenge of continuing her record of success. 

The GOLD Committee is looking forward to advancing all of our outstanding events this year, including both socials and professional programming. We are also looking for motivated alumni to join us in planning future events and helping shape the future of GOLD itself!

If you're interested in joining as a Committee member or have an idea for a great event, feel free to email