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Alumni Weekend 2023

It was wonderful to welcome so many back to The Hill for Alumni Weekend 2023, as alums returned to revisit favorite campus spots, reunite with friends and classmates, and relive the traditions and memories that made our WPI experience so special. Of the many fun and exciting weekend events, Saturday’s Honoring Our Champions award ceremony was especially meaningful and impactful to all, as the Alumni Association bestowed its notable awards to very deserving alumni.

Alumni Awards


Recognized for their remarkable professional achievements and service to the university, these alumni bring pride to the entire WPI community. They were celebrated by their classmates, families, and friends during Alumni Weekend, May 19–21.

Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement

Richard J. Cournoyer ’98, MS ’99 • Kerri O’Connor DiPietro ’98 • Jay Hedley ’88

Karen Casella ’83 • Eric Soederberg ’83 • Jay J. Schnitzer ’73, MD, PhD

Ichabod Washburn Young Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

Donal Boyd ’13, MS ’14 • Samuel Gutmann ’03 • M. Ryan McDevitt ’03, PhD • Matthew Shea ’03

Herbert F. Taylor Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to WPI

LindaLeigh R. Aberdale ’88 • William A. Fitzgerald ’83 • Peter McDermott ’73

John Boynton Young Alumni Award for Service to WPI

Veda Booth ’18 • Jean Paul Miralda ’13

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