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The Launch of Beyond These Towers: The Campaign for WPI

Thursday, October 28, 2021
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm




Beyond These Towers is where a strong, innovative, inclusive, globally engaged WPI will make its mark on our 21st century world.

The distinctive towers of WPI’s first two buildings continue to be enduring symbols of the simple but powerful idea that is the university’s bedrock: theory and practice, knowledge and skilled art, learning and doing.

Now, more than ever, a world beset by challenges needs what we have created and what we do at WPI.

With Beyond These Towers: The Campaign for WPI, we launch an expedition to tomorrow’s university and a brighter world. The journey begins the evening of October 28, 2021, with a global, virtual launch event where we will celebrate WPI’s future and the people who are making it possible.


Launching an Expedition to Tomorrow’s University
October 28, 2021
6:30 to 8:30 pm EDT


Tune in from wherever you are for an interactive evening hosted by President Laurie Leshin and National Campaign Chair and WPI Trustee George Oliver ’82. Meet the students, faculty, and alumni who exemplify WPI’s mission and the impact of this campaign. During the event, you will also have the opportunity to earn points toward great WPI swag by participating in roundtable discussions, poster sessions, and other activities.



Andrew Aberdale '89, Chair, Board of Trustees
David Afolayan, PhD Candidate, Material Science and Engineering
Justin Amevor '20, '22 MS
Eric Beattie, Vice President, Campus Planning and Facilities Management
Elizabeth Belden, PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering 
Veda Booth '18, Co-founder and Co-president of the WPI Alumni of Color Association
Donal Boyd '13, '14 MS
Mia Buccowich '22
Carly Campbell '20
Jean Camp '84
Curtis Carlson '67, '06 Hon., Trustee Emeritus and Distinguished Executive-in-Residence
Elizabeth Cash Hitchcock '02
Danielle Cote ’10 MS, ’14 PhD, Assistant Professor of Material Science Engineering and Chemical Engineering 
Roseann S. Gammal '10
Paula Delaney '75, President, Alumni Association
Janelle Drake '11, Alumni Association Board of Directors
Jeremy Hitchcock '04, WPI Trustee
Debora Jackson '89 MS, '00 ME, Dean of The Business School
Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences
Arnold Lane, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Pamela Lynch '05, President-Elect, Alumni Association
Mark Macaulay '89, '94 MS, Past-President, Alumni Association
VJ Manzo, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Electric Guitar Innovation Lab
John McNeill, Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering
Andrew Palumbo, Vice President, Enrollment Management
Noëlle Rakotondravony, PhD Candidate, Computer Science 
Scarlet Shell, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology 
Mimi Sheller, Inaugural Dean of The Global School
Andrew Sosa '24
Andrew Strauss '23
Meron Tadesse ’20, MS Candidate, Science and Technology for Innovation and Global Development
Jamal Yagoobi, PhD, George I. Alden Professor and Department Head, Mechanical Engineering

Advanced registration is required. This event will be hosted on the Accelevents platform. In the days leading up to the event, registrants will receive pertinent event attendance information via email. Register by October 3 and you’ll receive a special gift to unwrap and enjoy during the event - while supplies last! Registration closes on October 20.



The vision and generosity of alumni, parents, and friends have prepared us well to achieve our ambitious goals:

$500 million

$350 million in philanthropy
$150 million in sponsored research



Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:59 pm
Aubrey Valley, Advancement Events
Phone Number: