Zach Farley '08 and Stephen Gibbons '08 are set to release their latest edition of "The Official 'Madden' Game Guide, and have found career success doing what they love.
Jason Bachand '95 has been named the town planner for the town of Hampton, NH.
Learn about Mark Aldam '85, President of Hearst Newspapers, in this feature article from mediabistro.com.
The Office of the Inspector General has issued its report on spending by former president Evan Dobelle.
Construction for Westfield State University's new science building is set to begin in August with an official groundbreaking ceremony on September 18. The science building will be adjacent to Wilson Hall and visible from Western Avenue.
The Westfield State Alumni Association has selected Carlos Canino '88 as the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient.
Five former greats will be inducted into the Westfield State University Athletics Hall of Fame to kick off the 2014 Alumni Weekend on Friday, October 24th.
Officer Alex Keefe '12 was sworn in as an officer by the town of Ashland. He will now undergo several weeks of field training before hitting the streets on his own. Keefe, of Framingham, is a lateral transfer from the Framingham Police Department, where he worked for a short time. He has also been a call firefighter for the Ashland Fire Department since 2010. Prior to being a call firefighter, he was a member of the Ashland Explorer's Program through the fire department. Keefe holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice degree from Westfield State.
Meg McDevitt '05 wed Mike Berman '03 at the State Room in Boston on June 28, 2014. The couple were both Communication majors and met working at WSKB 89.5 in 2002. Several alumni attended the ceremony. Pictured are 1st row L-R: Mike Boyd '03, Tim Jones '05, Mike Berman '03, Meg (McDevitt) Berman '05, Becky Jacobson '10, Leanne Loth Wilson '06, Emily Higgins '03; 2nd row L-R: Nicky (Britton) Manning '05, Meg Connerney '05, Lindsay (Berman) Dee '06, Katie Loth '05; 3rd row L-R: Bob Musto '05, Kevin Lessard '05, Dan Surette; 4th row L-R: Scott Toomey '03, Ryan Rowe '04, Jess Morse '05.
Lauramarie Sirois '07 of Agawam has been hired as an assistant Hampden Superior Court clerk.
Sirois served as a counterintelligence agent in the U.S. Army Reserves from 2000 to 2008, and deployed to Afghanistan under Operation Enduring Freedom and to Iraq under Operation Iraqi Freedom.
She graduated from Westfield State in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and a minor in political science. Unable to continue a career in law enforcement due to service connected injuries, she attended Western New England University School of Law under the Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program.
She graduated in 2010, is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and Massachusetts and has been working as a private practice civil lawyer in Connecticut. Sirois lives in Agawam with her husband, Al Sirois, and their dog, Chopper.
Hampden Superior Court Clerk Laura Gentile said Sirois' job interview was "incredible," and it quickly became clear she was a team player.
Karen Chauvin Katsanos '99 has been promoted to vice president of Human Resources at Freedom Credit Union. She will continue to manage the human-resource and training activities for the credit union, which employs a staff of 130. Katsanos joined the credit union in 2012 and has 20 years of HR experience in several industries, including healthcare and manufacturing. She has held a number of senior management positions throughout her career. Katsanos earned her bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst and has earned two master’s degrees — one in psychology from Westfield State and the other in business administration from Western New England University. She holds an SPHR designation that she earned from the Human Resource Certification Institute. She is a board member for the Human Resource Management Assoc. of Western New England and the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield.
Pat Padgett '06, with help from lots of friends, has faced his battle with cancer head-on. The cross-fit athlete is a picture of fitness, standing at 6'1" and weighing 215 lbs. Pat lost 40 pounds after his fifth surgery in an 11-week span to remove a cancerous growth from his mouth. The fight for life is on, and those in his inner circle are figuring out it’s not happening alone. A community is growing around Pat Padgett right before their very eyes. Read more about Pat's story here.