In the Advancement Office at Worcester State University, we are deeply committed to promoting and supporting WSU’s mission of providing an accessible, high-quality education to our students. Our primary responsibility is to deliver a reliable stream of private funding to help fulfill this mission. We use the donations and grants we receive to create endowed student scholarships, underwrite student and faculty research and presentations at professional conferences, purchase state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, enhance curriculum development, and more.
Our goal is to build a culture of philanthropy, pride, and trust through meaningful engagement and communications that reflect the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and passion for Worcester State. We foster lasting relationships with alumni, foundations and corporations, students, and parents of students. We also produce the Worcester State alumni magazine and the annual President’s Report.
Call, email, or stop by our office in Suite 231 of the Shaughnessy Administration Building. Our main number is 508-929-8141.
Thomas M. McNamara ’94
Vice President for University Advancement
Tara A. Hancock, M.S. ’06
Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement
Executive Director Development
Lisa G. Godfrin ’16
Director of Advancement Services
Nicole Scott, Ed. D.
Director for the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement
Assistant Director of Donor Relations
Caitlyn Costello ’13
Assistant Director of Development
Louise Q. Taylor
Executive Assistant to the Vice President
Ashley Courtois ’16
Staff Assistant – Financial Records
Drew Vizzachero ’21
Brenda E. Blood
Staff Assistant, Prospect Researcher
Staff Associate, Advancement Services
Michelle Grandone ’85
Sharon S. McDonald ’86
Corporate and Foundation Grants Associate
508-460-1241 or 508-929-8033
Administrative Assistant I – Alumni Relations and Engagement
Clerk IV, Development