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!
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!
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
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
James R. Roach
G. Koryoe Anim-Wright
Mary V. Figueroa
Shirley C. Ferris
Day Kick-Off Celebration Schedule of Events (September
WestConn's 100-Year Retrospective Book