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
2017-2018 Alumni Association's Advisory Board

Executive Committee


Michael J. Mills '72

CEO and President, Business Coaches and Associates


Vice President

Elizabeth A. Bitar '11

Law Student, Northeastern University



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

Executive Committee at Large

Kathryn M. Portle ’69

Retired Educator


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


James C. Celona '12

Software Engineer, Dell


Kurt M. Correia ’16
Emergency Telecommunicator, Acton Public Safety Department
Theresa M. Dorsey-Potts ’73
Retired Educator
Daniel C. Duclos ’11
Senior Analyst Import Replenishment, Staples
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, Vivox

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

Joseph J. Klimavich '74

Public Relations Consultant

David A. Meyers ’76
Retired Educator

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

Beth Sannella ’69, M.Ed. ’73
Retired Educator 

Theresa A. Smith '83

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

Alumni Representative to the Board of Trustees

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

SGA President & Student Representative

Monica Bhakhri ’18
President, WSU Student Government Association