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The Dan Doyle Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Daniel Doyle who died in an automobile accident on Sept. 21, 1982. Dan was a Psychology major and graduated from Westfield State College in the spring of 1981. He was a member of both the Cross Country and Track Teams at Westfield State, achieving Massachusetts State College All Conference Honors in the 1500m run in 1979.

A committee established by Dan’s former track coach, Jerry Gravel helped to establish the Dan Doyle Memorial Scholarship and organizes a yearly golf tournament in Dan’s name to raise funds for the scholarship.


“To me this scholarship means so much more than the generous contribution to funding my education. There is no better feeling that the joy I have received through you recognizing my hard work and commitment to bettering the world around me.”
-Jacob R. Hough ’18

“Without your generousity, I would not be here in Washington DC, interning for the Department of Justice! I am honored by your selection and your confidence in my abilities.”
-Fransheska Alcantara ’17

“Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to live out my dream of achieving a higher education and for allowing me to continue to give back to my community. ….I will do my best to positively serve Dan’s memory and make him and this wonderful committee proud.”
-Nnedi Oranekwu, Movement Science

“Mr. Daniel Doyle is a role model to me through his successful running career and the positive impact that he had on so many people. I hope that one day I can do the same.”
-Jessie Cardin ’18, Elementary Education and Captain of the WSU Cross Country Team

“I am humbled and honored to be chosen for this scholarship. Like Dan, I am passionate about running and am a three season runner at Westfield. It is my hope that I continue to help people and be a positive influence in the future as Dan Doyle was.”
-Lauren Fitzgerald ’19, Movement Science

“It is an honor to receive the Dan Doyle Memorial Scholarship, and I vow to do my best to live up to its standards. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!”
-Kendall MacLeod ’20, English and History