Engineering Mentoring Program Kick-off Dinner a Success
Sponsored by the Alumni Association, the 14th annual Engineering Mentoring Program’s Kick-off Dinner on October 9
afforded 180 first-year students an opportunity to network with 32 alumni mentors and ask questions about what to expect
in their studies over the next four years and the various engineering careers available to them afterward. The mentors in the
program provide insight into the engineering field, how engineering concepts apply in the real world, help students explore
career paths and build professional and personal contacts, and give them an idea of what to expect after graduation.
Contact College of Engineering Assistant Dean Richard Grabiec at email@example.com or 413-782-1271 to learn more
about becoming a mentor.
The word “Skookum” in the Chinook language
means “excellence,” and on September 21,
Alumni Association Skookum Awards were presented to 15 students who have demonstrated
this quality in academics, cocurricular activities,
athletics, volunteer work, and community service.
PJ Nassar was presented with this year’s Grand
Skookum Award. Phuong Ha and Mark Martinez
received Royal Skookum Awards, the second-highest accolade.
Pictured (L-R) bottom row: PJ Nassar, Christina Andros,
Elizabeth O’Reilly, Aubrie Przybysz, Kevin Babcock, Danielle
Johnson, and Grace Kucharski. Middle row: Samuel
McLaren, Danyelle Bigda, Phuong Ha, Mark Martinez, and
Dena Navarroli, Top row: Matthew Humerick, President
Anthony S. Caprio, Erik Carlson, and Chad Woodrow.
THE 2014 SKOOKUM AWARD WINNERS: EXCELLENCE PERSONIFIED
ALUMNI NEWS BY BRIAN FITZGERALD