Class of 1972 50th Reunion Reception

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Alumni from the Class of 1972 were invited to join their classmates for a reception
and trip down memory lane in the University Archives at the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library. Alumni were urged to bring photos and memorabilia, reminisce and reconnect.

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Gold Key Induction Ceremony, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Fitchburg State University Alumni from the classes of 1972 and earlier were invited back to campus for their induction into the Gold Key Society as part of Homecoming Weekend. This annual ceremony is held to recognize the collective achievements of all those in the society and to induct the 50th reunion class. Alumni from earlier class years who had not yet received their Gold Key were welcome to receive it at this year's event.

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The New York Times bestselling author, and Fitchburg State University Alum, R.A. Salvatore '81, '91 on Campus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 22, 2022 at 11:45 AM

Yesterday, The New York Times bestselling author, and Fitchburg State University Alum, R.A. Salvatore '81, '91 spent the day here on campus. While here on campus, he monitored Professor Les Nelken's Virtual Reality Development, shortly after, he spoke with two classes; The Global Middle Ages, and Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing. After a luncheon and tour of the campus, the visit ended with "The Future of Storytelling" a discussion on literary and storytelling concepts co-moderated by English Studies Professor Frank Mabee, and Communications Media Professor J.J. Sylvia IV.

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Alum Devin Tormey '22 - Update

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 7, 2022 at 3:14 PM

Recent business administration graduate Devin Tormey '22, who was featured in March for the murals she painted as part of her her capstone thesis project for the university’s Honors Program, was recently interviewed on wildly popular Matty in the Morning show on Kiss 108 Boston Radio. Devin spoke about her mural project, her experiences at Fitchburg State University, and her latest art/business venture as a Wedding Painter.

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Growing a Global Network at Discovery Communications

Posted by Matthew Bruun on October 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

John Honeycutt always loved making television. As a student at Medford High School, he was active in the school’s cable access TV studio, and figured he may be able to transfer the experience into a job someday.

“That’s what led me to Fitchburg State,” he recalled. “I didn’t know it was going to take me down this road.”

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Ran for the Record and Never Looked Back

Posted by Matthew Bruun on August 1, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Chris Kibler’s first glimpse of Fitchburg State came on the track, and in a way he’s never looked back. He first competed at Elliot Field as a high school student from Bath, Maine.

“The facility was just gorgeous, so I looked into what programs the school had to offer,” Kibler recalled. He visited Fitchburg State three or four more times in the ensuing months. “Each time, it felt more like home.”

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Words of Wisdom from Brigadier General Frederick Henry

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 25, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Brig. Gen. Frederick A. Henry’s long and storied military career has taken him across the U.S. and Europe, but he’s never forgotten the lessons he learned as an undergraduate at Fitchburg State. 

He grew up in an inner city environment in Cambridge, where by his own admission he wasn’t a strong student. 

“I constantly went off the reservation,” Gen. Henry recalled. “I would always go on another path.” 

As a teen, Gen. Henry was a part of the Upward Bound program, where he was encouraged to try attending Fitchburg State; if the experience didn’t work out, he was told, he could consider joining the Navy. 

Fitchburg State would prove a transformative experience.

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Teaching is Very Rewarding ... in More Ways Than One!

Posted by Matthew Bruun on July 18, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Teaching middle school was a career change for Tammi Chandler, who began her professional career in the private sector, training adults in California. But the prospect of working with younger students also appealed to her.

After visiting friends in Fitchburg she planted roots—including starting a family—in the city and eventually at Fitchburg State, where she was impressed by the strong connection between the university and the Fitchburg Public Schools. Soon she was teaching at the middle school level.

“It was so much more fulfilling,” she said. “I wanted to work with at-risk children.”

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Internship Leads to Real World Experience and a Job

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

For Ben DeTour ‘13, college was about taking full advantage of each and every opportunity. 

The Fitchburg State senior was just wrapping up his final semester of an internship at National Geographic Television in Washington, D.C. last spring when he had the chance to meet an alumnus whom he had been hoping to connect with for months. The two hit it off and a short time later, DeTour, originally from Belchertown, had a full-time job. 

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Throwing the Winning Pitch on the Field & Beyond

Posted by Matthew Bruun on June 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Kerry Alcott of Groton also completed her distinguished Falcon career this spring, but not before setting a number of records as a member of the women’s softball team.

Alcott originally enrolled at Westfield State, but transferred to Fitchburg State two years into her career.

“A lot of factors influenced my decision to transfer, among them was the school’s amazing special education program,” Alcott said. “I also played softball against Fitchburg State and witnessed an incredible team atmosphere and I very much wanted to be a part of that.”

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