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The Charles “Bud” Hagan Scholarship

A highly respected professor, athletic director, dean, registrar and admired coach and mentor at Westfield State, Bud Hagan left a lasting impression on the students whose lives he touched. As evidence of Bud’s lasting impact, the Westfield State University yearbook was dedicated in his honor in 1990. In recognition of Bud’s significance at the University in developing the athletic program and becoming its first athletic director, Bud was inducted into the WSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000. Soon after, the Athletics Hall of Fame became known as, The Charles “Bud” Hagan Athletics Hall of Fame, in 2006 and in April 2013, Westfield State University named the baseball field, The Bud and Jim Hagan Field. This scholarship honors Bud’s memory as well as, his dedication and love for Westfield State.


“I want to express my appreciation for being selected as the first recipient of the Charles “Bud” Hagan Scholarship! It is truly an honor to receive this generous and wonderful award dedicated to a man so fond of Westfield State. As a Movement Science major and active member of the campus community, I know I would have loved Bud and I appreciate the fact that he left such an outstanding legacy. I love Westfield State and with the generosity of the Charles “Bud” Hagan Scholarship I am fueled to be the best I can be!" -Julia Lahaie

“Thank you again to the Charles “Bud” Hagan Scholarship for it’s generosity and support. I promise my vision, dedication, and love for the Movement Science Field will never fade, and my commitment to giving back will continuously grow to great lengths."
-Brianna Starkey ’19, Movement Science