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Chair of the Music Department Jamie Begian says we offer as much on the teaching level as any elite music school, but it's highly competitive to get the top students to come here, emphasizing the need for  talent-based scholarship funding.   [more]

Fulbright Scholar Stephen Price '09 has performed in some of the world's great venues for organ concerts, yet he looks back to his undergraduate studies at Western as the place where he prepared a solid base for future success. [more]


Mario Mesi changes students' lives through scholarship support of the music and nursing programs, and his commitment grows stronger each time he meets the young men and women who have received his help. [more]

Bethel native Jennifer Caraluzzi '09 is on the threshold of exciting new vocal opportunities — and she has not forgotten where she took on her first operatic challenges and learned to explore her artistic creativity.  [more]

Dr. Kevin R.C. Gutzman has earned an international reputation as a constitutional scholar, and his new biography of James Madison demands a fresh examination of the fourth president’s role in the nation’s birth. [more]

The annual holiday wine tasting hosted by the Caraluzzi family succeeded in raising more than $10,000 for scholarship.[[more]

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Honor Roll of New Donors Mark your calendars!

John and Barbara Briggs Countyline Buick-Nissan, Inc.
Estate of Frances Allen
Estate of Jerry B. Allford
Estate of Joseph Kilcran
Mr. Alfred and Dr. Jane McBride Gates
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Contributors    Dr. Margaret Astrup, Jamie Begian, Jason Davis '97,  Dr. Kevin R. C. Gutzman, Daniel Walker Howe, Edward Lengel, Mario Mesi, President James W. Schmotter, Jeff Shpunt '09, Paul Steinmetz '07, Peggy Stewart '97, Bob Taylor, Jane von Trapp


Wednesday MARCH 28          
11:30 a.m., Matrix Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury. Honorees: David and Nancy Nurnberger. To join the Society or purchase a ticket for the luncheon, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (203) 837-8279.

Friday MARCH 30
PRESIDENT'S CLUB OPERA DINNER, 5:30 p.m., Warner Hall, Midtown campus. Complimentary dinner and a ticket to the WCSU's department of music production of "Carmen." For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8460.

Wednesday MAY 16
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Tarrywile Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd., Danbury. Guest speaker: Provost Jane McBride Gates. To join the Club, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (203)837-8419.

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