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Entrepreneurial Contest Winners Love Sneakers and Greek Food
April 28, 2015
Two proposals to start new businesses—one selling limited-edition, high-end sneakers and the other to start a food truck selling Greek food—won top honors in the third-annual Robert K. O’Brien ’58 Next Big Idea Contest.


Seeking Athletics Hall of Fame Nominations
April 22, 2015
The Worcester State University Hall of Fame Committee is actively seeking to identify individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Worcester State athletics.


Harrity to Receive Honorary Degree at Graduate Commencement
April 15, 2015
Sheila M. Harrity, '93 M.Ed., Ed.D., will serve as the commencement speaker for graduate commencement exercises on Friday, May 15, at 6 p.m. She will also receive an honorary doctorate at the event.


Honoring a Life Devoted to Community Service
April 10, 2015
An overflow crowd of family, friends, and politicians gathered in the Blue Lounge for the official renaming ceremony for the Honorable John J. Binienda Center for Civic Engagement on Thursday, April 9.


Harpoon CEO Kenary to Speak at Commencement
April 6, 2015
Boston’s Harpoon Brewery co-founder and CEO Dan Kenary will serve as the commencement speaker for undergraduate commencement exercises on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester.


Day of Giving Challenge a Huge Success
April 3, 2015
The second annual Day of Giving challenge on Wednesday, April 1, was a huge success, with 536 donors giving $162,050, far exceeding the goal of 300 gifts in a single day.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony Honors Five
March 27, 2015
The WSU Alumni Association will recognize the achievements of five outstanding alumni at its Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday, May 7. 



Maureen Stefanini ’58 to Be Honored at Scholarship Tea
March 27, 2015
Professor Maureen Stefanini ’58, M.Ed. '61, Ed.D, will be honored at the 21st annual Scholarship Tea on Sunday, May 3, at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.


Educational Exchange Program Established with Ireland
March 16, 2015
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and WSU have established an international academic exchange program for WSU nursing students with Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) in County Donegal, Ireland.

WSU Participates in $30K Commitment to Students
March 20, 2015
A new collaboration among Central Massachusetts’ four institutions of public higher education, including Worcester State University, will guarantee qualifying students their associate’s and bachelor’s degrees for $30,000 in four years.


Auschwitz death camp survivor publishes memoir
March 11, 2015
Thea Aschkenase '07, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camps and now a stalwart member the Intergenerational Urban Institute Hunger Outreach Team, recently published a memoir.

Vote Now for WSU Student Video in NESN Competition

March 9, 2015
Senior Matt Collamer and recent alumnus Andrew O’Connor, both communication majors, produced a video that has made it to the final round of “NESN Next Producer.”

Baseball Field Wins National Award for Field Maintenance

March 4, 2015
The Kevin Lyons Baseball Diamond at Rockwood Park, the home of the WSU baseball team since 2012, recently received national recognition as the best maintained college field in the country.

Gala Celebrates Worcester State University’s Past & Future
February 26, 2015
Alumni are invited to join the Worcester State University community in celebrating the 140th anniversary of the founding of WSU, while at the same time kicking off a comprehensive capital campaign that will fund key priorities for the future.
Signing the Beam

February 17, 2015
Members of the Worcester State University community gathered to mark a milestone in the construction of the Wellness Center on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, signing a ceremonial beam that will soon be hoisted to the highest spot on the building.

Resolve and Scholarship Help Lead Student to Italy

February 17, 2015
Determined to attend college and be an inspiration for others, junior Jasmin Correa is the epitome of an active and engaged Worcester State student—thanks in part to scholarship support. 


Awards, Accolades, and Honors

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Celebrate the wonderful things Worcester State students, faculty and staff do wonderful things every day! From research to presentations and more, see recent noteworthy accomplishments here. 


Your Alma Mater in the News

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Our alma mater was featured in various new articles this month!