Appreciation for the lessons they learned, team sports they played, and countless classmates, teammates and professors they befriended while attending WSU, motivates Alumni Association’s Advisory Board (AAAB) members’ present affinity with their alma mater. The AAAB is the only organization dedicated to representing the more than 33,000 graduates of WSU. It serves as a liaison between the alumni and the various elements, offices, departments, and officers of the University community. To contact a member of the AAAB, please send an email to
2016-2017 Alumni Association's Advisory Board

Executive Committee


Michael J. Mills '72

CEO and President, Business Coaches and Associates


Vice President

Danielle M. Williamson ’03

Communications Business Partner, National Grid



Elizabeth A. Bitar '11

Law Student, Northeastern University

Executive Committee at Large

Kathryn M. Portle ’69

Retired Educator

Executive Committee at Large

Eric S. Swedberg '02, M.A. '10

Spanish Teacher and Head Baseball Coach, Auburn High School


John A. Ahern ’80
Transition Job Coach, Worcester Public Schools

Michael J. Borowiec ’10
Firefighter, Town of Shrewsbury

James C. Celona '12

Software Engineer, EMC


Veto F. Filipowski '62, M.Ed. '66
Retired Educator
Elizabeth N. Gilgun '92

Director of client services, Massachusetts State Supplement Program at UMass Medical School

Tara A. Hancock, M.S. '06 
Director of Alumni, WSU

Trevor R. Hodde '12
Software Engineer, EMC

Todd D. Jarvis '86
First Assistant Clerk Magistrate, Worcester Juvenile Court

Joseph J. Klimavich '74

Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing, Harrington Hospital

Deirdre A. Olson O'Connor ’71
Accountant, Murray & Quill, PC

Theresa A. Smith '83

Northeast Consortium Training Coordinator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Jacqueline M. Trotta ’69, M.Ed. ’74
Retired Educator

Alumni Representative to the Board of Trustees

Maryanne M. Hammond ’69, M.Ed. ’72
Retired Educator

SGA President & Student Representative

Andrew Huy D. Ngo ’17
President, WSU Student Government Association