This latest addition to our beautiful athletics complex is consistent with our
commitment to provide top-notch facilities to enhance the student experience
across the entire campus. If you have not
been back to the University recently,
please pay us a visit and also see the recently renovated and expanded Sleith
Hall, the magnificent Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, the superbly renovated Herman Hall, and the new Frances
and Norman Cohen Trading Room and
Financial Center in Churchill Hall.
Of course, a great University is not just
about the buildings. We have also recruited outstanding faculty to teach in
them. The vast majority of our full-time
faculty have earned the Ph.D. or other
doctoral/terminal degree. Indeed, one of
our hallmarks is individualized instruction and small classes taught by professors, rather than by teaching assistants.
These talented and committed professionals are the cornerstone of Western
New England University excellence, and
they are well suited to prepare students
for success in the classroom and in their
If you will not be able to join us for the
Golden Bear Pavilion ribbon-cutting, I
hope to see you at Homecoming Weekend
October 2-4. Without a doubt, autumn is
a wonderful time to visit. The students
and faculty are full of renewed energy,
the bond between the University and its
graduates is apparent at Homecoming,
and our school spirit comes alive at ath-
letics contests. It is an occasion to revel
in the moment—to reconnect with the
place where your future began.
With new facilities and programs, much
has evolved and changed at this institution. But there is one constant: keeping
true to our core values that have come to
define Western New England University.
Our personal attention to students, high-quality teaching and research, and the informal collegial atmosphere on campus
are what make this place so special—and
make me so proud to serve as President.
Come witness firsthand the excitement
at Western New England University this
fall! I and all of us here at the University
look forward to seeing you soon. (Please
view details on these and other events in
the coming months on our website—
IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I INVITE THE ENTIRE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY—especially our
alumni—to the ribbon-cutting for the Golden Bear Pavilion on September 29. Funded entirely by
donations, the building gives our players and fans the resources they need to take Golden Bear sports to the
next level. It includes a much-needed training room, locker rooms, an equipment room, a concession stand,
and public restrooms.
Anthony S. Caprio