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Centennial  Update  July/August 2002

Baby, oh baby!

One lucky future greater Danbury resident will receive the best gift for a college student—free tuition! As part of the Centennial celebration, the university will award a four-year scholarship to the first baby born at Danbury Hospital on September 14, 2002, the day of the Centennial Kick-Off Celebration.

The presentation will be made to the parents during their stay at Danbury Hospital. Good luck to all!

Restaurants add flavor to Centennial

Local restaurants and diners are joining in to spread the word about WestConn’s Centennial celebration! In a wonderful show of support, local restaurants have agreed to use special WestConn Centennial placemats that carry the message, “We’ve Been Neighbors for 100 Years; Let’s Get To Know Each Other Better.”

So, next time it’s lunch time and you’re looking for a place to dine, how about visiting one of the restaurants supporting our Centennial celebration? They are: 3 Brothers Diner, Windmill Diner, Red Colony Diner, New Colony Diner, Carousel Diner, Sit Down Diner, TK’s American Cafe, New Holiday Diner, Denny’s restaurant, Ernie’s Roadhouse and the two Duchess Restaurant locations in Danbury!

Centennial license plates still available

What better way to show your pride and celebrate WestConn’s 100th birthday than with an official WestConn Centennial license plate?
This DMV-approved, first- edition plate is still available to all members of the WestConn community and can be ordered through the Office of Alumni Relations. The price is $100 for a transferred plate and $200 for a new vanity plate.

For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8290.

Thanks for the nominations!

As part of the WestConn Centennial Celebration, we asked for nominations for Outstanding Alumni. Responding to the call, friends, relatives and co-workers sent in more than 150 nominations. The names of graduates chosen for this distinguished award will be available on Thursday, August 1. Honorees will be recognized during the Centennial Kick-Off Celebration on Saturday, September 14th.

The selection committee was comprised of emeriti faculty, alumni, administrators and staff. The selection of candidates was based on the criteria developed for the award.
Don’t miss the award ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 14!

How much time do you have?

Interested in volunteering during the Centennial Kick-Off Celebration on Saturday, September 14? Good, ‘cuz we need volunteers!

Events begin at 10 a.m., and we have a listing of areas where we need volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare, let us know. We’ll tell you the volunteer opportunities, and you can tell us how you can best help.

Call Mary Figueroa at (203) 837-8832. Thanks!

Centennial Steering Committee Members

General Chair
James R. Roach

G. Koryoe Anim-Wright
Henry Tritter

Committee Members

Mark Boughton
Anthony Caraluzzi
Edward Farrington
Isabelle Farrington
Mary V. Figueroa
Carol Hawkes
John Leopold
Caroline Norelius
Ronald Pugliese
Wayne Shepperd
Theresa Canada
Theresa Eberhard
Gene Eriquez
Shirley C. Ferris
Richard Gerber
Herbert Janick
Helen Masterson
James Pegolotti
Bernard Reidy
Richard Sullivan

Opening Day Kick-Off Celebration Schedule of Events (September 14, 2002)

WestConn's 100-Year Retrospective Book (order form)

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