14 Notable alumni of
Westfield State University

Westfield State University is 3332nd in the world, 1103rd in North America, and 1045th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 14 notable alumni from Westfield State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Nettie Stevens

    Nettie Stevens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1912 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    biologistgeneticistzoologistlibrarian
    Biography

    Nettie Maria Stevens was an American geneticist who discovered sex chromosomes. In 1905, soon after the rediscovery of Mendel's paper on genetics in 1900, she observed that male mealworms produced two kinds of sperm, one with a large chromosome and one with a small chromosome. When the sperm with the large chromosome fertilized eggs, they produced female offspring, and when the sperm with the small chromosome fertilized eggs, they produced male offspring. The pair of sex chromosomes that she studied later became known as the X and Y chromosomes.

  2. Peter Laviolette

    Peter Laviolette
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Peter Philip Laviolette Jr. is an American professional ice hockey head coach for the Washington Capitals and former player. He was previously the head coach of the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, Nashville Predators, and Philadelphia Flyers. He coached the Hurricanes to a Stanley Cup win in 2006, and later coached the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010, and the Predators in 2017. Laviolette is the fourth coach in NHL history to lead three teams to the Stanley Cup Finals. He played twelve NHL games, all with the New York Rangers.

  3. Jennifer Lafleur

    Jennifer Lafleur
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jennifer Lafleur is an American actress. She is known for appearing in the independent films The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, The Pretty One (2013), The Midnight Swim (2014), MAD (2016) and 6 Years (2015). On television, Lafleur has appeared on the HBO series Big Little Lies, Room 104 and Animals., the Showtime series Billions, American Crime on ABC, Married on FX, Chicago Fire on NBC, Workaholics and Review on Comedy Central, Childrens Hospital and Newsreaders on Adult Swim, and Major Crimes on TNT.

  4. Domenic Sarno

    Domenic Sarno
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Domenic J. Sarno is the current mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts. First elected in 2007, Sarno has won re-election three times since and is a member of the Democratic Party. Winning election to a fourth term in 2019, he is the longest-serving mayor in Springfield's history.

  5. Eduardo C. Robreno

    Eduardo C. Robreno
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Eduardo C. Robreno is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the first Cuban-American to be appointed as a federal judge.

  6. Norman Wait Harris

    Norman Wait Harris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1846-1916 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    bankerinvestment bankerphilanthropist
    Biography

    Norman Wait Harris was an American banker. He founded Chicago-based N.W. Harris & Co., the predecessor of Harris Bank as well as its affiliate Harris, Forbes & Co. and later Harris, Hall & Co.

  7. Donald F. Humason

    Donald F. Humason
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Donald F. Humason Jr. is an American politician who served as mayor of Westfield, Massachusetts from 2020 to 2022. A member of the Republican Party, he previously represented the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District in the Massachusetts Senate from 2013 to 2020, and as representative for the 4th Hampden District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives between 2003 and 2013.

  8. James T. Welch

    James T. Welch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James T. Welch was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts Senate from the Hampden district, who was first elected to this position in 2010. Prior to this he was the Massachusetts State Representative for the 6th Hampden district, which includes his hometown of West Springfield and parts of Springfield and Chicopee. He served in the House from 2005 to 2011. Prior to serving in the Massachusetts legislature, he was a realtor and member of the West Springfield City Council.

  9. Marsha Bemko

    Marsha Bemko
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    executive producertelevision producer
    Biography

    Marsha Bemko is an American television producer. She is the executive producer of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. In addition to Antiques Roadshow, Bemko is also executive producer for PBS's antiques series Market Warriors.

  10. Todd Smola

    Todd Smola
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Todd M. Smola is a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Smola represents the 1st Hampden District, serving the towns of Brimfield, Holland, Palmer, Sturbridge, Wales, Ware, and Warren.

  11. Brian Ashe

    Brian Ashe
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    Politician
    Biography

    Brian M. Ashe is an American politician who represents the 2nd Hampden District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and was a member of the Longmeadow, Massachusetts Select Board from 2001 to 2008. He is the son of Donald E. Ashe, Hampden County Register of Deeds.

  12. Paula Long

    Paula Long
    Occupations
    software engineer
    Biography

    Paula Long is an American software engineer and entrepreneur. She was CEO and co-founder of DataGravity and in 2001, she co-founded EqualLogic, which was later sold to Dell.

  13. Christopher Donelan

    Christopher Donelan
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christopher J. Donelan is an American law enforcement officer and politician who is the current Sheriff of Franklin County, Massachusetts. A Democrat, he served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2003 to 2011.

  14. Henry Waterman Warren

    Henry Waterman Warren
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1919 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Henry Waterman Warren was an American teacher, plantation owner, tanner, judge, and politician. He wrote an account of his time as a carpetbagger.