WNEC announces appointments

SPRINGFIELD Western New England College President Dr. Anthony S. Caprio has announced the following appointments in the Office of Alumni Relations:

Katherine M. Pappas of Springfield has been named Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Pappas will be responsible for strategic planning, the development of alumni publications, providing leadership and support to the Alumni Association, and fundraising. Pappas joins the College after five years with Baystate Health Systems in Springfield, where she served as major gifts manager. She holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Western New England College.

Andrea L. Allard of Westfield has been named Associate Director of the Annual Fund. Allard will be responsible for managing The Fund for Western New England College, which helps support financial aid, academic programs, and facilities. Allard comes to the College from the YMCA of Greater Springfield, where she served as executive director of the Springfield branch.

Germaine Marie Lang of Somers, Conn., has been named Associate Director of Alumni and Advancement Communications. Lang will coordinate all communication with Western New England College alumni. Her responsibilities include coordinating production of "The Communicator" magazine, the official alumni publication of Western New England College, as well as alumni newsletters. She is currently pursuing her M.B.A at Western New England College.