WPI Welcomes New Employees

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WORCESTER, Mass. The following individuals were recently appointed to administrative positions at WPI:

Joshua R. Pahigian of Charlton, Mass., is WPI's new assistant director of annual giving. Pahigian received a bachelor's degree in English last May from the College of the Holy Cross. In his WPI post, he will work on aspects of the university's Annual Fund under the direction of David Beers, executive director of annual giving, and with Lisa Maizite, director of the Alumni Fund.

Gregory Snoddy of Worcester, Mass., has joined the Student Life Office staff as director of orientation and student activities. Snoddy earned a B.S. at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and an M.Ed. at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and recently completed his Ed.D. in higher education administration at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W. Va. He was associate dean of students at Salem-Teikyo University in Salem, W. Va., from 1991 to 1995 and director of international student services at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks from 1986 to 1990.

Ann Valerio of Oxford, Mass., has been appointed assistant director of financial aid. Valerio, who earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, comes to WPI from a similar post at Bryant College.