Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WNE Welcomes St. Michael's Academy

Those of you who have been on campus during the past two and half weeks may have noticed some younger students roaming around. That's because since June 7th Western New England has welcomed the students from St. Michael's Academy in Springfield whose school was damaged by the recent tornado. About 200 6th and 7th grade students have called WNE their temporary home in the brand new Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy. This is yet another example of our community sticking together in a time of crisis. Each morning as we drive into campus, we are greeted by the friendly smiles and waves of these students and teachers. We have been honored to have the students, faculty, and staff from St. Michael's on campus. Hopefully they enjoyed their time here at WNE and have a fantastic summer!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tornado Aftermath

Here is a shot of the tornado from Wednesday passing right through Western New England's campus. I am happy to report that the buildings and grounds at Western New England are in excellent condition. We were very fortunate that this storm did not disrupt our campus, or harm any of our students, faculty, and/or staff. The same cannot be said about the surrounding area, as downtown Springfield and some of the communities in the Greater Springfield area did get hit with this tornado. Many are still without electricity and several roads are blocked off due to fallen trees and power lines. We ask that you continue to keep the families of those affected in your thoughts and prayers as we attempt to rebuild.