1. Westfield State receives historic $1 million gift from former professor Catherine Dower | masslive.com

    Westfield State receives historic $1 million gift from former professor Catherine Dower | masslive.com

    Catherine Dower, 91, taught at Westfield State for 35 years, from 1956 to 1990, receiving local, state and national recognition for her work and community service. Now, the Catherine A. Dower Center for the Performing & Fine Arts will bear her name, once it is completed next year on the site of the former Juniper Park Elementary School.  'Catherine Dower is an inspiration – she has been a pioneer and leader her whole career as an educator and as a musician. She has also been a lifelong champion for racial and gender equality and fierce advocate for public higher education,' Westfield State ...

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    1. Catherine Dower is an inspiration – she has been a pioneer and leader her whole career as an educator and as a musician. She has also been a lifelong champion for racial and gender equality and fierce advocate for public higher education.
    2. For Westfield, we have not performed in that area as powerfully as our sister schools in the state system.
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