Framingham State University

@Framingham State

May 2012

All-Alumni Reunion and
Commencement Weekend!
May 18-20

Framingham State is gearing up once again for its Commencement and Reunion Weekend in May. Hundreds of alumni, family, friends and graduates will gather the weekend of May 18-20 to catch up and celebrate while welcoming the newest class of Framingham State alumni. The weekend is a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates you haven’t seen in years.

Students at Framingham State University

Events will include:

  • Alumni General Assembly featuring Alumni Achievement Awards
    • 2012 Award Recipients:
    • Edward Carr '96, '06G
      (Alumni Service Achievement Award)
    • Dr. Irene Foster '87, '88G
      (Alumni Service Achievement Award)
    • Susanne McIvor '62, '69G
      (Alumni Educator Achievemnt Award)
    • Kathleen Roberts '37
      (Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award)
  • All-Alumni Luncheon
  • Golden Anniversary Dinner for the Class of 1962
  • Celebrating Class Processional
  • Campus Tours
  • Class Memorial Service
  • Department Specific Alumni Receptions

To view a brochure with a complete list of events, click here!

FSU Student to be Honored as Part of
29 Who Shine!

Framingham State University senior Sarah Ferguson ’12 will be honored at the State House in Boston on May 10 as part of the 29 Who Shine celebration.

The event honors one outstanding student from each of the state’s 29 public colleges and universities. You may recognize Sarah from her recent profile in the Spring 2012 Alumni Magazine, which can be viewed online here. She is an Honors Program student majoring in Biology with a pre-professional concentration and minoring in Biochemistry.

Sarah has been on the Dean’s List throughout her four years at Framingham State and has proven to be a model student and outstanding leader outside the classroom. Sarah has excelled in the science lab, mastering complex techniques in several different areas including DNA extraction and purification, cloning, enzyme isolation, molecular modeling, ultraviolet spectrophotometry and analytical biotechnology, to name a few. During her junior year, Sarah performed an Independent Study in Cancer Biology on the topic of “Treatment for Resistant Cancers.” She is currently completing her Honors Thesis on “The Role of Medical Examiners in Today’s Society.”

Sarah is currently in the application process for Pathology Assistant programs that would begin in the Summer or Fall of 2013. These programs are accelerated two-year programs and would train her in both Anatomical and Autopsy Pathology. This keeps her forensic pathology interests at the forefront of her education but also allows her to embark on other interests outside of the hospital setting such as a part time position as an EMT or Forensic Investigator.

MERC Annual Conference – May 4

The 20th Annual MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC) Conference is scheduled for Friday, May 4, at 8 a.m. at Natick’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The title of this year’s conference is “Greater MetroWest: Insights from Census 2010 Plus the Regional Economic Profile.” MERC faculty members and interns will present the latest town and regional data with a special focus on Census 2010 population and household data. There will also be analysis on unemployment, jobs, wages, payroll, housing permits, sales and prices, cost of living, municipal revenues and taxes, and public school enrollment. The conference provides people with a chance to identify opportunities for success and network with business, legislative, non-profit, and municipal leaders.

Speakers from MERC and the Department of Economics and Business Administration include: Maureen Dunne, Donald MacRitchie, Martha Meaney, Mary Phelan and Fahlino Sjuib.

There is a conference fee of $20, which includes an 80-page 2012 Greater MetroWest Economic Profile. Register at: online here. or call 508-879-5600.

The event sponsors are Middlesex Savings Bank, MetroWest Daily News, NSTAR, St. Mary’s Credit Union, Marlborough Regional and MetroWest Chambers of Commerce.

Annual Juried Student Show

The Annual Juried Student Show in the McCarthy Center’s Mazmanian Gallery is currently on display through May 4. This year’s juror is Jerry Beck, founder of the Revolving Museum in Lowell, MA, and currently director of Marketing and Community Relations at the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA.

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is pleased to publish
@ Framingham State, our e-newsletter to keep alumni and friends of Framingham State connected to the University. Each e-newsletter features information about upcoming events on campus. The University will continue to mail the biannual alumni magazine, as well as individual e-mails about specific events throughout the year. We hope you find this e-newsletter helpful and engaging.

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Upcoming Events:

Cape Cod Framingham College Club Annual Spring Meeting

"Tips and Tricks for Researching Your Family's Genealogy"
Kathryn (Barbieri) Tomasetti '70
Saturday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.
Old Yarmouth Inn
Route 6A
Yarmouthport, MA
For more information Contact:
Joan Colosi '75 at 508-394-4266

Graduate and Evening Undergraduate Information Session

Tuesday, May 8
4:30 – 7 p.m.
McCarthy Center, Forum
Contact: Terri-Anne Bynoe

All-Alumni Reunion
& Commencement Weekend

Friday – Sunday, May 18 - 20
Information Here

Save the Date:

Alumni Red Sox Outing

Thursday, June 7, 2012
5 p.m. Pre-game Reception at Jillian's, Boston
7 p.m. Boston Red Sox v. Baltimore Orioles
Limited seating available
Call 508-626-4687 for ticket details

Rams 2012 Booster Club Golf Tournament

Monday, June 18
10 a.m. shotgun start
Highfields Golf
& Country Club
Grafton, MA
Please contact Robert Walmsley in the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at
(508) 626-4687
or Carey Eggen in the Office of Athletics at
(508) 626-4565

Cape Cod Regional Alumni Activities

The Week of July 23, 2012
Activities to include:
- Theatre performance with a pre-show reception
- Cape Cod league baseball game
- Lobster Roll sunset dinner cruise
Specific Event Details will be available soon

Annual Alumni Trip to Tanglewood

Sunday, August 12, 2012
Bus departs FSU campus at 10:00 a.m. sharp
Show begins at 2:30 p.m.
Section 4 seating: $85.00
Section 11 seating: $45.00
Event pricing includes picnic lunch, luxury motor coach transportation, concert admission and a $10.00 donation toward student scholarships.

Alumni Red Sox Outing

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
5 p.m. Pre-game Reception at Jillian's, Boston
7 p.m. Boston Red Sox v.
LA Angels of Anaheim
Limited seating available
Call 508-626-4687 for ticket details

Now Is The Time

June 30 is fast approaching. Now is the time to make your gift to Framingham State. Alumni support provides critically needed funds for student scholarships, classroom technology and campus improvements. There are three easy ways to give:

Online: Make your gift securely online at:

By Phone: You can give with a credit card by calling 508-626-4012.

By Mail: Use the pre-addressed reply envelope from the March Annual Fund mailing, or send your check to:
FSU Office of Development
and Alumni Relations

100 State St.
P.O. Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701

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Relations Team

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Executive Director

Robert Walmsley
Assistant Director of
Alumni Relations

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Major Gifts Officer

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