Alumni Inspect Harrod Antique Tool Collection

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 26, 2023 at 5:15 PM

Alums Willard French '76, David Holton '68, and William McCaffrey '76, along with Jeffrey A. Wolfman, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, were at the Klondike Ave. Warehouse this afternoon to inspect the Walter Harrod Antique Tool Collection with the intent of evaluating and categorizing for a potential exhibit. Walter F. Harrod, a 1940 graduate of Fitchburg State Teachers College, and Woodworking Professor in the Industrial Arts program (1947 - 1978) was a mentor to these, and countless other alumni.

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Topics: Faculty, Programs and Majors, Alumni

Alumni Graham Suorsa '02 Documentary Screening - The Fastest Woman on Earth

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 18, 2022 at 10:50 AM

Co-Producer and Director alumnus Graham Suorsa '02 screened his HBO Max documentary The Fastest Woman on Earth yesterday afternoon in Kent Auditorium. Mr. Suorsa gave a poignant and powerful introduction to the screening, recounting how his days at Fitchburg State University, and interactions with his faculty, formed him into the filmmaker he is today.  One mention of note was Communications Media Professor Gunther Hoos, whose daughter, and Director of Alumni and Family Relations, Tanya Hoos Crowley MS '21 spearheaded the event, and introduced Mr. Suorsa. In particular, Graham mentioned how Professor Hoos took a chance on him, allowing him to do his own production one summer. At that time, Professor Hoos gifted Graham a new director's  slate saying, "Now you're a Director, you need a slate." That slate has appeared in everyone of Mr. Suorsa's productions as an homage to Professor Hoos. Also noted were the love and support of his parents, Fitchburg State friends, and relatives that were in attendance. 

The filmmaker also hosted a Q&A, along with an informal "Pizza with Graham" chat session after the screening to connect with Fitchburg State Falcons past and present.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Programs and Majors, Community, Alumni, Communications/Media

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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Topics: AlumNEWS, Events, Community, Alumni

Semi-formal Dance and Casino Night

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 23, 2022 at 11:15 AM

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, and friends partied the night away with ALL their fellow Falcons at our Homecoming Weekend Semi-formal Dance and Casino Night. Falcons enjoyed dancing, casino games, photo props, food and more!. Alumni were encouraged to dress as they would in the decade they graduated. A fun time was had by all!

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Community, Alumni

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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Topics: AlumNEWS, Events, Clubs and Organizations, Alumni

Homecoming Football Game & Senior Day

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 22, 2022 at 6:30 PM

It was a perfect October Saturday for our Homecoming Football Game and Senior Day. Alumni joined their fellow Falcons to cheer on our team, who took on UMASS Dartmouth at the newly renovated Elliot Field.

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Topics: Events, Community, Athletics, Alumni

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Kick-Off

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 22, 2022 at 10:08 AM

Last night we kicked off our Homecoming and Reunion Weekend with a Pep rally, Bonfire, and Carnival in a transformed Ross St. Parking Lot. Homecoming is our annual celebration that brings our entire Falcon community together for an amazing fall weekend and the opening night was amazing, we celebrated our athletic teams, and everyone enjoyed  rides, games, food and more!

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Clubs and Organizations, Community, Alumni, Campus

The 4th Annual Go Falcons Challenge

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 14, 2022 at 1:14 PM

The 4th Annual Go Falcons Challenge began yesterday with President Lapidus' kick-off gift to each Falcon Athletics team. With Freddy spreading the word, in the last 48 hours, 80+ student athletes contacted more than 1,500 former Falcon athletes, family, and friends to raise over $17,000 to support their respective athletic teams. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Alumni

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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Topics: Student Experience, AlumNEWS, Our Faculty, Programs and Majors, Alumni, Communications/Media

Recent Exercise and Sports Science graduate is soaring into a physical therapy program at the University of New England this fall.

Posted by Caroline Lanni on August 11, 2022 at 12:02 PM

Jordan Geyster, ‘22 is currently working as a physical therapy aide and will be starting in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of New England in the fall.

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Topics: Alumni

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