to Worcester State University. It is a privilege to lead such an outstanding institution of higher learning. WSU is the only state university to be named “Best in the Northeast” by the Princeton Review for nine years in a row. In addition U.S. News and World Report recognized WSU as one of only two Massachusetts state universities in the top tier of the 2012 Best Regional Universities in the North. Our sound liberal arts and sciences curriculum is led by gifted and talented faculty. You will find that there's no better place to use your knowledge and ambition to change the way the world works.
Our programs in Biotechnology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Education, Global Studies and our new general education curriculum address the needs of Commonwealth employers with knowledge of concepts and new developments in science, technology and health care, teamwork skills, effective communication and awareness of global issues. Our faculty gathers annual data from employers to keep our curriculum relevant and engage our students in research across the curriculum—for graduate and undergraduate students alike. Our students and faculty contributed more than 140,000 hours of service to the greater community last year. I am proud that our students are learning by doing.
At Worcester State University, we embrace our community partners. Our collaborations with partners in education, health care, business, the non-profit sector and cultural institutions have strengthened the university and the community we serve. WSU’s membership in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium and strategic alliance with the Worcester Center for Crafts are just two of the many partnerships that exemplify our innovation.
At WSU, the student is the most important person on our campus. We create opportunities and inspire students to achieve their goals. We recognize that in addition to our students’ academic pursuits, they lead full, rich lives and need our support. On campus, our students engage in sports, clubs, performances, lectures, art gallery shows and more. Our neighborhood campus is in the heart of a wide variety of cultural, recreational and entertainment venues that the City of Worcester—New England’s second largest city--provides and Boston is just an hour away. While most of our students come from Massachusetts and surrounding states, we educate students from more than 40 countries and offer our students study abroad opportunities across the globe.
I encourage you to visit our campus and learn more about how you can find your place at Worcester State University.
Barry M. Maloney