Nearly 1,870 WSU Students Performed over 160,000 Hours of Services this Year
1,870 Worcester State University students took part in over 160,000 hours of civic and experiential learning at over 260 community partners during the academic year.
Parent Named to 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic Team
Michaila Parent of the WSU field hockey team has been named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America Women's At-Large First Team.
Reunion 2018: Golden Graduates Luncheon (slideshow)
Alumni celebrating their Golden Reunions gathered in the Blue Lounge for lunch on Friday, May 18.
Reunion 2018: All Class Reunion Dinner (slideshow)
Alumni from the Classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, and 1978 enjoyed an All Class Reunion Dinner on May 19. 
Lewis Sets Records as Division III High Jump Champ . . . Again
Sophomore Justin Lewis is the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor High Jump National Champion
Author Institute Returns This June
Discover the inside world of authors through presentations, roundtable discussions and engaging activities at the 18th Annual Author Institute.
Hernandez Receives Educator Alumni Award
Cherisa C. Hernandez, M.Ed. '16, received the Educator Alumni Award representing Worcester State at the Massachusetts State House on May 22. 
Alumnus Shares Inspirational Story
Alumnus Eugene Bah ’12 encouraged students at Commencement to remember “the currency of sacrifice.”
Mullin Receives Freelander Award
Long-time supporter Robert Mullin ’53, ’56, Ed.D., received the 2018 I. Robert Freelander Award at the Golden Graduates luncheon.
Scholarship Tea Honors the Mitras
Satya Mitra, Ph.D., and his wife, Sheema, were honored for their dedicated and generous service to the community
Party on the Green (slideshow)
The Class of 2018 and the Reunion Classes of 2007-2017 partied on the eve of Commencement in the Wellness Center gym.
Nursing Student Completes Three-Year Project on Safe Sex Awareness
Danielle Bavoux (Nursing) has completed a three-year project on venereal disease.
Communication Major Part of Special Olympics USA
Samantha Vayo '18 graduated in May and will compete in the Special Olympics USA Games in July.
2018 Undergraduate Commencement to Feature New Ways to Connect
Worcester State University will hold its undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19.
Double Major Janet Novack Named WSU’s ‘29 Who Shine’ Honoree
Janet E. Novack was recognized at the seventh annual 29 Who Shine awards ceremony at the State House.
Help Your Loved Ones Hear to Their Full Potential
Alumni get special discounts at the WSU Speech-Language-Hearing Center.
Academic Achievement Awards Celebrate Top Students
More than 80 students were honored at the Academic Achievement Awards on April 26.
Sheehan Bequest Begins to Impact Hundreds of Students
A $3.5 million gift from Lt. Col. James F. Sheehan ’55 will support the honors college, study away, scholarships.
DCU Innovation Contest Winnings Donated to Enactus
Nathan Childs ’18 won the $500 grand prize in the DCU Innovation Contest, presenting two financial literacy programs.
Secretary Beaton Visits for Earth Day
Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Beaton outlined the state's clean energy and climate change initiatives.
Dobiesz: Find Your Passion, Learn From Failures
The final Bridge to Excellence speaker, Valerie Dobiesz, M.D., urged students to be resilient.
All Sports Lancer Alumni Day (Slideshow)
On April 21st, Lancers gathered at WSU to reunite and celebrate with teammates. 
Enactus to Compete in a National Competition in Kansas City
Worcester State University’s Enactus team won the League 5 regional competition in Chicago, Ill., on April 9 and will be competing at a national level in May in Kansas City, Mo.
NYC Alumni Event (Slideshow)
Alumni gathered in New York City on Thursday, April 19, at the Museum of Modern Art. 
Alumnus Eugene Bah '12, Gov. Baker to Speak at Commencement
Bah will receive the Inspirational Alumni Achievement award; Bob O'Brien '58 to receive honorary degree on May 19.
Civic Engagement and Community Service Recognized at Campus Event
The Celebration of Civic Engagement will be held on April 4. 
Junior Follows in Mother’s Footsteps to Lead TriBeta
Junior Sarah Cross has followed in her mother's footsteps as the president of WSU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta.
Dinner with Strangers (Slideshow)
Students joined President Barry M. Maloney and alumni for a dinner that allowed them to network with professionals in a variety of fields. 
Spanish Students Teach Nutrition at the Hector Reyes House
Students gave a presentation about nutrition and dietetics issues at the Hector Reyes House.
Worcester State Partners with UMass Law on Law School Pathway
WSU to offer students a new and more affordable option for getting a law degree. 
Tracy Seeks Better Technique for Locating Elusive Rabbit Species
Professor of Biology Randall Tracy, Ph.D. is developing a new technique for finding New England's cottontail rabbits. 
Biotech Major Studies Ancient Soil from Antarctica
William Rodriguez, an Aisiku summer fellow, is conducting research on the ancient soils from Antarctica. 
A Message From AAAB President Michael Mills '72
Engaging all alumni is the goal of the Alumni Association's Advisory Board.
Dr. Lillian Goodman Celebration of Life Planned
The WSU community, family, and friends will gather on April 21 to celebrate the life of the late Dr. Lillian R. Goodman.
Despite Fewer 18-Year-Olds, Admissions Numbers Looking Good
Applications and acceptances are up and more than 1,300 people are expected at Congratulations Day on April 7.

The Mitras to Be Honored at Scholarship Tea
Sheema and Satya Mitra will be honored for addressing issues of homelessness, poverty, and other social conditions.. 
Register Now for CSD Workshop on ACC Implementation
Learn about augmentative and alternative communication from experts on April 13.
Preparation, Luck Helped in Boston Marathon Bombing Response
In the latest Bridge to Excellence talk, Ron Walls, M.D., told students that every mass casualty event teaches lessons.
All Sport Lancer Alumni Day
Worcester State University and Lancer Athletics are excited to announce the first All Sport Lancer Alumni Day on April 21.
Alumni Gather for Fun in Naples
More than 100 people enjoyed a regional alumni event at the LaPlaya Beach & Resort Club in Naples, Fla.
Love Was in the Air This Valentine's Day (Slideshow)
Hundreds of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends showed their love by giving to WSU on the 2018 Day of Giving.
Nominations Sought for 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards is Sunday, April 1.
Learning Civic Lessons in and out of the Classroom
WSU sophomore and history major Isabella Alera was elected to Leominster's school committee in November. 
Alumna Speaks About Life as a Transracial Adoptee
Author Susan Harris O’Connor '85 offered her perspective as a transracial adoptee at WSU's ALANA Preview Day.
Student-Directed Play to Tackle Refugee Plight
Worcester State Theatre takes on the story of Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizukam, which tells the tale of the refugee. 
Students, Faculty Strengthen Ties with Rio’s Catalytic Communities
Under a new partnership proposal, a struggling community in Brazil might soon get the help it needs.
Andrew Ngo '17 Continues to Learn and Be Challenged
Business administration and economics major Andrew Ngo ’17 discovered a love of 'fintech' at State Street Global Advisors.
President Maloney Notes the Passing of Dr. Lillian R. Goodman
Worcester State lost a true friend and pioneer in nursing education with the recent passing of Dr. Lillian R. Goodman. 
Young Alumni President’s Circle Event Recognizes Donors
More than 50 people attended the annual Young Alumni President’s Circle donor recognition event at the Worcester Club. 
Nursing Student Hopes to Serve Patients and Country
'Adopted' by donor Jo-Anne Cronin ’64, M.Ed. ’68, Callahan Scott '19 plans to enlist in the Navy after graduation.
Emergency Fund Helps in Tough Financial Situations
Haley Cuddahy '16 tells her story of how the Student Emergency Fund helped her earn her degree. 
Rotary Scholarship Helps Nontraditional Student Succeed
A Rotary Club scholarship is helping Renae Owens '18 pursue her love of education. 
Craft Center Youth Program Encourages Kids to Play with Fire
The Youth Craft + Creativity program aims to teach the next generation of artists a  hands-on way of expressing creativity.
Bonds Forged Through a Community Bamboo-Bike Building Event
A collaborative project to build bicycles out of bamboo took place over three days in January.
Civic Corps Aligns Student Interests with Local Needs
The Civic Corps helps to connect students with service-learning and volunteer opportunities that pertain to their interests.. 
Women’s Basketball Team Hosts 10th Annual Math Madness Game
The event gave local children in the Worcester area an opportunity to enhance their math skills through basketball.
Tri-Board Members Commit to 30 New Adopt-a-Scholars
A campaign supported by members of all three boards of WSU has created 30 new Adopt-a-Scholar awards that will be used for recruitment and retention of students.
Emily (Lanier) Seco '11: A Love of Country and a Thirst for Knowledge
Seco's 'nonlinear' career path prepared her for an upcoming Army National Guard deployment to the Middle East.
Alumna Gives TEDx Talk on Resilience
Kristen Lee ’96, Ed.D, who calls herself a 'recovering perfectionist,' recently gave a TEDx Talk in Ocala, Fla.
Basketball Alumna Succeeding in Life
After setting records as a student-athlete at Worcester State, Meaghan Burns is succeeding as a full-time nurse and a member of the Army Reserves. 
Wellness Center Sustainability Recognized
The Wellness Center earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification.
Community Teams to Build Bamboo Bikes Over Break
A collaborative project to build bamboo bicycles will bring together teams of students, alumni, and local refugees.
Show Your Love for WSU This Valentine’s Day
This year’s Day of Giving is being rebranded as I Love WSU Day, which will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 14. 
Theater as a Development Tool
Visiting Professor Marcellinus Okhakhu, Ph.D., applied the principles of Theater for Development to the Main South and Worcester State University communities.
Proposal for Online Pet Supply Store Wins Next Big Idea Contest
Andrew Stoddard’s plan for a one-stop shop for pet food, medicine, and other necessities, won first prize in the contest.
Responding to the World’s Crises
Stephanie Kayden, M.D., challenged students to get involved in responding to global disasters and humanitarian crises in the latest Bridge to Excellence lecture.
Wellness Center Recognized for Sustainability
The Wellness Center earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification.
Foundation Gives Thanks
In this season of giving, Worcester State Foundation offers thanks to donors, whose support for students continues to grow.
Women’s Teams Excelled this Fall
The Lancers were very successful this fall season, winning multiple conference titles and championships. 
Student-led Effort Raises $5,000 for Puerto Rico Relief
Money raised through a 10-day crowd funding effort will go to Amor Para Puerto Rico, a Worcester-based charity.
WSU Trio to Perform at Holiday Gala
Three WSU musicians will perform at Mechanic's Hall as part of the Worcester Wonderland Gala. 
History Majors Examine Facets of Early Worcester
As part of the American Antiquarian Society’s American Studies Seminar, three history majors reexamine the era. 
Teach-In on Puerto Rico’s Devastation Attracts Crowd
Faculty in the Sociology Department led a teach-in on Puerto Rico's current crisis, adding historical context. 
WSU’s Women’s Conference Champion Teams to Play this Week
WSU's women's athletic teams continue to thrive. 
Help Plan Reunion 2018, May 18-19
The Office of Alumni is currently seeking members of the classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, and 2007-17 to join special Reunion Planning Committees
An Interview With Investment Analyst Daniel Figueiredo ’15
Enactus leadership experience and junior-year internship led Daniel Figueiredo ’15 to investment analysis at Sun Life Investment Management.
Student-led Initiative Hopes to Raise $5K for Puerto Rico
A WSU student-led crowd funding initiative with a goal of raising $5,000 for Puerto Rico relief will kick off on Nov. 6.
Calling All Ella M. Whitney Winners
Did you win the Ella M. Whitney Award when you graduated from Worcester State? We want to hear from you!
New Home for Hockey Christened
More than 175 alumni and students cheered on the hockey team during its home opener at the Lancers’ new home, the Worcester Ice Center. (Slideshow)
Open Call for ‘Time Machine’ Art Exhibition
The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery is hosting a juried art show, “Time Machines,” and alumni are invited to enter. 
From Trash to van Gogh, Students’ Art Reflects Their Inspirations
Student art will be on display in the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery through Nov. 14. 
Five Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards
Five Worcester State alumni were honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Students Reflect on Trips to Spanish-Speaking and Latin Countries
Students reflect on how their trips helped to turn them into global citizens. 
Urban Studies Renames Institute to Focus on Action
The Urban Studies department has renamed the Intergenerational Urban Institute to the Urban Action Institute. 
Homecoming 2017 (Slideshow)
Homecoming 2017 featured tailgating, live music, and a victory over UMass Dartmouth. 
Senior Spends Her Second Semester Studying in Spain
Senior Daniella Owusu is among a small percentage of WSU students who study abroad more than one semester.
Courts Becoming the Place of ‘First Resort,’ Says Judge Allard-Madaus
Judge Michael G. Allard-Madaus ’82 called the courtroom a microcosm of what is happening in society.
Michael Sam Tells Story of Finding His Identity and Coming Out
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, shared his story with the WSU community. 
Dr. Aisiku Kicks Off Bridge to Excellence Lecture Series
Imoigele Aisiku, M.D., '92 talked to students about the challenges faced by today’s physician-scientist.
Homecoming: Four Days of Fun Coming Soon
Come back to campus for Homecoming 2017, Oct. 19-22, as we celebrate alumni and cheer on the Lancers athletics teams.
A Passion for Promoting Worcester
Amy Peterson ’03, director of marketing at the DCU Center, also volunteers for POW! WOW! Worcester.
Gala of Gratitude Marks End of Change Lives Campaign
Over the course of the five-year campaign, $17 million was raised for the students of Worcester State. 
Nominations for Athletics Hall of Fame Sought
The Worcester State University Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations. All nominations are due by Dec.15. 
Reception Welcomes New QCC President Pedraja
Quinsigamond Community College’s new president, Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., spoke about how education transformed his life.
Convocation Brings New Students into WSU’s ‘Community of Scholars’
On September 5th, hundreds of students attended the third annual Academic Convocation ceremony to begin their journey at WSU. 
WSU Welcomes Larger, More Prepared, and More Diverse Class
This fall, WSU is welcoming one of the largest and most diverse first-year classes in the university’s history. 
2017 Graduates Embark on New Adventures
See what the WSU Graduates of 2017 are up to in the fields of education, nursing, and business.
The Princeton Review Honors WSU for 14th Year
WSU was recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the best 229 colleges in the Northeast for 2018.
New AAAB Members Named
Five alumni were recently elected to the Alumni Association’s Advisory Board: Kurt M. Correia ’16, Theresa Dorsey-Potts ’73, Daniel Duclos ’11, David Meyers ’76, and Beth Sannella ’69.
WSU Well Represented in 40 Under 40 List
Worcester State was well represented in Worcester Business Journal's 2017 40 Under 40 list.
Murray Family Honors Parents With Scholarship
The children of Thomas V. and Catherine M. Murray established scholarships to honor their parents' 50th wedding anniversary. 
President Maloney Speaks Out About Hate Groups
President Barry Maloney is among Massachusetts college and university leaders speaking out against hate groups
100 Males 'Bound for Greatness'
More than 90 Worcester high school students recently completed the first installment of the Worcester-based 100 Males to College program.
Golfer Raise $140K for Scholarships
It took two tries, but the rescheduled 2017 Foundation Board Golf Tournament was a huge success on July 31. See the slideshow.
Mahoney Named Fellow of the Year
Joan “Jay” Mahoney is one of two Enactus faculty advisors from around the country to receive the 2017 Jack Kahl Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.
Gala of Gratitude Planning Underway
Plans are well underway to mark the successful completion of the Change Lives campaign on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Student Nurses Help WSU Win Community-Wide CPR Challenge
The American Heart Association’s Central Massachusetts division has named WSU the 2017 winner of its CPR Challenge.
Students and Alumni Visit Tibetan Enclave in India
Assistant Professor Cleve Wiese took a group of students and alumni to India to introduce them to the country’s largest settlement of Tibetan refugees.
Dual-Language Learner Workshop Presented by CSD
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department will sponsor a workshop, “Assessment and Intervention Principles with Dual-Language Learners."
Reunion Revamp Coming Soon
Reunion weekend is being revamped for 2018 to coincide with the undergraduate Commencement ceremony, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 19.
Idaliana Medina ’13, career counselor, future culinary therapist
Idaliana Medina '13, hopes to combine her psychology degrees with her baking degree to help people.
Success For Spring & Winter Athletics Team
A recap of the Lancer's achievements for the winter and spring seasons. 
Awards, Accolades, and Honors
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
Check out where your alma mater was featured in various new articles this month.