Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Westfield State University to Host the First in a Series of Lectures Commemorating “Westfield 350”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2018

CONTACT: Tricia M. Oliver

Troy Watkins

Westfield—Westfield State University will host a Nov. 28 lecture that will serve as the kick-off to an historical lecture series comprised of 14 topics that pertain the City of Westfield’s rich history, traditions, and character. The “Westfield Wednesdays” lecture series is part of the City’s 350th anniversary celebration and was coordinated by the Westfield 350th Subcommittee on Educational Programming.

“City of Westfield Celebrations: 1869, 1919, 1969,” presented by Dr. Robert Brown and Bruce Cortis, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 in the Scanlon Banquet Hall on Westfield State’s campus. In addition to hosting the Nov. 28 lecture, the University will host five of the other lectures in the series as part of its ongoing support of the City of Westfield’s 350th anniversary.

“We are honored to further our support of the anniversary celebration by kicking off this series that showcases the depth and breadth of the City that Westfield State University calls home,” said Westfield State University President Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D.

Each “Westfield Wednesdays” lecture is free to attend, begins at 6:30 p.m., and is hosted at an easily accessible venue in the City. For a full list of lectures and locations for the series, visit

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.

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