Global Alumni - Spring Travel Recap



WPI has a strong and loyal alumni base that spans the globe. In fact, nearly 2,000 of our alumni live outside the United States. We traveled the world this spring to meet some of our alumni and friends in their backyards. President Leshin attended several of the events. “It’s so important for us to stay connected to our alumni all over the world,” she says. “These industry experts are proud to spread the word about WPI in their own countries.” Hear from some of the alumni who attended receptions in their local areas.

Global Travels

Bari Hamami ‘93
The second annual Jakarta reception was held in the spring. I was pleased to see the interest from alumni in the area. Although we had been informally getting together among the alumni for several years now, a recent visit from WPI executives attracted great attendance. It was wonderful to hear about all the good things happening at WPI in recent years, directly from the professors. Such an honor for all of us here as alumni.

Chartsiri (Tony) Sophonpanich ’80
The reception in Bangkok was a great success. We celebrated the partnership of the WPI project center and Chulalongkorn University, which hosted 24 students in C-Term. The students presented their projects and networked with alumni, parents, project center sponsors, and friends of WPI.

Vijay Kirloskar ‘74
We were thrilled to have President Leshin visit Bangalore and Mumbai in March. It was lovely to see her engage with alumni, parents, prospective students, and corporate and academic partners. There is strong interest in WPI from India and I am proud to represent the university locally.

Henry Strage ‘54
I am proud to be the first president of the London Alumni Chapter. There were 50 people at our reception at the House of Lords to announce the exciting news. I look forward to many other events in the London area.

To view photos from these events, visit the WPI Alumni Facebook page.