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First year honors students on the University Commons rooftop terrace

Western New England University Celebrates 24th Annual Honors Program with Presidential Reception

November 02, 2023

Western New England University celebrated its new incoming class of Honors Program students with it’s 24th annual presidential reception. WNE President Robert E. Johnson welcomed the Class of 2027 to this distinguished program, emphasizing academic rigor and leadership opportunities.

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WNE Students/Staff Experience Life-Changing Journey in Sorrento, Italy

August 07, 2023

Western New England University students and staff embarked on a transformative journey to Sorrento, Italy, as part of the Sorrento Study Abroad program. This immersive experience included courses in Business Communication and Italian Culture, with enriching activities like gelato-making and tours of historic sites, offering students insights into Italian culture and global business practices.

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Students Engage in Meaningful Project and Learn with a Purpose

June 12, 2023

WNE faculty and students collaborate to enhance BEAR Necessities Market, aiding food-insecure students with innovative systems and support.

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College of Business Students Honored For Outstanding Achievements

May 03, 2023

Exceptional business students recognized for academic achievements at WNE's Senior Awards Ceremony.

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Western New England University Inducts Business Students into Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society

April 28, 2023

Western New England University's College of Business celebrated the induction of 35 exceptional students into the esteemed Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) honor society. The international society recognizes academic excellence and personal achievements in business studies.

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Western New England University Students Inducted into Sigma Nu Tau National Honor Society

April 26, 2023

Western New England University's Sigma Nu Tau chapter honored Leah Cunha and Alexander Krawiec for their academic achievements and entrepreneurial spirit, promoting principled entrepreneurship in the field.

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Mayor Sarno’s Visit to Western New England University's Baja Club Showcases Student Innovation and Excellence

November 27, 2023

President Robert E. Johnson welcomed Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, for an exciting visit to the campus to witness the innovative work of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Club operated through the College of Engineering.

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University Joins Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub

October 19, 2023

Western New England University partners with the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub (NEMC) to advance microelectronics manufacturing. Massachusetts' $19.7 million funding positions the state as a hub for innovation, and the university's workforce expertise will contribute to NEMC's mission, fostering growth and training high-tech specialists.

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Western New England University Excels in U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges Rankings

September 25, 2023

Western New England University (WNE) reaffirms its national prominence in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings reflecting the institution's commitment to delivering high-quality education.

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Students assisting with Small Business Legal Clinic

Free Small Business Legal Clinic Now Accepting Applications

November 02, 2023

Seeking legal help for your small business? Apply for free assistance at Western New England University Small Business Legal Clinic, where law students address various legal issues under faculty supervision.

Interior of a Cannabis Greenhouse.

Growing Pains: Financial Distress in the Cannabis Industry and Strategies for Managing Risks

November 01, 2023

Western New England University hosts a panel discussion, "Growing Pains: Financial Distress in the Cannabis Industry." Gain insights from experts on industry challenges, risk management, and legal perspectives in the evolving cannabis market.

Justice Tracy E. Duncan

WNE School of Law Alumna Appointed as Second Black Woman to Western Massachusetts Superior Court Bench

October 31, 2023

Tracy E. Duncan, a distinguished alumna of Western New England University School of Law, secures her place as the second Black woman to join the Western Massachusetts Superior Court bench. Her appointment is a testament to her remarkable legal career and commitment to justice.

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2023 Rho Chi Inductees

Western New England University Celebrates Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society Induction

November 21, 2023

Western New England University's Epsilon Iota chapter of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society celebrated the induction of nine outstanding members from the PY3 Pharmacy Class. The ceremony at Munich Haus in Chicopee, MA, emphasized the society's dedication to promoting pharmaceutical sciences and fostering fellowship among pharmacy students.

OTD students with swimming buddies

OTD Students Buddy Up with Aqua Buddies with Springfield's Center for Human Development

October 26, 2023

Western New England University Doctor of Occupational Therapy students are enhancing the lives of young participants in the Aqua Buddies program, a collaboration with the Center for Human Development. These students provide aquatic therapy, fostering connections and therapeutic play, while gaining valuable learning experiences themselves.

WNE OTD Graduate Kelsey Fitzhugh, OTD, OTR/L Receives Hand Therapy Fellowship with NYU

WNE OTD Graduate Receives Hand Therapy Fellowship with NYU

October 09, 2023

WNE graduate Kelsey Fitzhugh OTD ’21 has been awarded the prestigious Hand Therapy Fellowship at NYU. This 12-month program in New York City equips her to treat a variety of hand and upper extremity conditions while preparing for the Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) examination.

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ARPA press conference in Springfield MA

Western New England University Awarded $240,000 in ARPA Funds to Expand Mental Health First Aid Program

December 06, 2023

Today, Western New England University (WNE) was awarded $240,000 from the City of Springfield’s Higher Education American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Fund to expand their Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Program.

Dr. Ray Ostendorf

WNE Educator Selected to Join Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Committee

November 29, 2023

Dr. Raymond J. Ostendorf, Associate Professor of Education at Western New England University, is selected for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's MCAS Bias and Sensitivity Committee. His expertise will enhance the committee's role in addressing biases and sensitivity issues in MCAS test questions, promoting equity in education.

Baja SAE Club

Mayor Sarno’s Visit to Western New England University's Baja Club Showcases Student Innovation and Excellence

November 27, 2023

President Robert E. Johnson welcomed Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, for an exciting visit to the campus to witness the innovative work of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Club operated through the College of Engineering.

2023 Rho Chi Inductees

Western New England University Celebrates Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society Induction

November 21, 2023

Western New England University's Epsilon Iota chapter of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society celebrated the induction of nine outstanding members from the PY3 Pharmacy Class. The ceremony at Munich Haus in Chicopee, MA, emphasized the society's dedication to promoting pharmaceutical sciences and fostering fellowship among pharmacy students.

Men's soccer team after winning.

Western New England University Men's Soccer Team NCAA Tournament Send-Off

November 09, 2023

Western New England University invites you to a special send-off event for the Men's Soccer Team on November 10 at 1:45 p.m. outside the CAHLC. Be a part of this important moment and wish them luck as they embark on their NCAA Tournament journey.

Floral wreath in honor of veterans

Western New England University to Host Veteran's Day Ceremony

November 07, 2023

Western New England University will host a Veteran's Day ceremony on November 10th to honor and celebrate veterans. The event will include University President Dr. Robert Johnson, a wreath-laying, and a keynote address by Lieutenant Colonel Brian Alexander of the U.S. Army.

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WNE to Host Undergraduate Open House on Sunday, November 12

November 06, 2023

Prospective students and parents are invited to experience the university's vibrant community, explore academic programs, and learn about admissions and financial aid at this free event.

WNE Spirit attending the June Girls on the Run event.

Girls on the Run of Western Massachusetts to Host "Breath and Believe 2023" Fall 5K at Western New England University

November 03, 2023

Join Girls on the Run of WMA for their Fall 5K celebration, "Breath and Believe 2023," at Western New England University on November 19. The event is the highlight of a program that empowers girls through self-confidence, peer connections, and community service.

Students assisting with Small Business Legal Clinic

Free Small Business Legal Clinic Now Accepting Applications

November 02, 2023

Seeking legal help for your small business? Apply for free assistance at Western New England University Small Business Legal Clinic, where law students address various legal issues under faculty supervision.

First year honors students on the University Commons rooftop terrace

Western New England University Celebrates 24th Annual Honors Program with Presidential Reception

November 02, 2023

Western New England University celebrated its new incoming class of Honors Program students with it’s 24th annual presidential reception. WNE President Robert E. Johnson welcomed the Class of 2027 to this distinguished program, emphasizing academic rigor and leadership opportunities.