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COMING MAY 26
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Contact Assistant Dean Richard Grabiec at email@example.com
or 413-782-1271 to learn more about becoming a mentor.
ENGINEERING ALUMNI JOIN STUDENTS FOR ANNUAL
MENTORING PROGRAM DINNER
The 15th annual Engineering Mentoring Program Kick-off Dinner on October
6 brought together 36 alumni and 183 first-year students at Rivers Memorial
Hall. The event, sponsored by the Alumni Association, presents a forum for
initial communication between engineering majors and their alumni mentors.
The Engineering Mentoring Program, a component of the First Year
Engineering Program, is a valuable resource that matches students with
industry professionals to better understand the engineering field, explore
career paths, build professional and personal contacts, and develop
supportive relationships. The mentors provide insight into how engineering
concepts apply in the real world, and what to expect not only in their studies
over the next four years, but also following graduation.
THE 2016 SKOOKUM AWARD WINNERS: EXCELLENCE PERSONIFIED
The word “Skookum” in the Chinook language means
“excellence,” and on October 16, Alumni Association
Skookum Awards were presented to 14 students who
have demonstrated this quality in academics, cocurricular
activities, athletics, volunteer work, and community service.
Chris Jurkiewicz, a Mechanical Engineering major,
was presented with this year’s Grand Skookum Award.
Samantha DiGiovanni and Frederickie Rizos received
Royal Skookum Awards, the second-highest accolade.
(L-R) Bottom row: Matthew Simmons (History), Morgan DiBacco
(Psychology), Kayla Chapaloinis (Law and Society), Allissa Long
(PharmD), Fredericke Rizos (Marketing), and David Briganti
(Accounting). Top row: Chris Jurkiewicz (Mechanical Engineering),
Sara Holland (Accounting and Finance), Kelly Clancy (Psychology),
President Anthony S. Caprio, Patrick O’Brien (Political Science),
Joeanna Glantz (Business Analytics and Information Management
and Marketing), Samantha DiGiovanni (Marketing Communication/
Advertising), Danielle Chylinski (Communication), and Erin Carroll
(Management and Leadership).