Western Connecticut State University
President James W. Schmotter
cordially invites you to attend the 2011 President’s Lecture presented by
Dr. Mel Goldstein
“Growing Up Dr. Mel”
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Science Building, Room 125
Western Connecticut State University Midtown campus, 181 White Street, Danbury, Connecticut
For more information, please call (203) 837-8486.
The chief meteorologist at WTNH and MyTV9 since 1986, Dr. Mel, as he is known, always intended to teach. He fulfilled his goal when he joined the faculty at Western Connecticut State University in 1970, and he accomplished much during his time at the university. He founded the first university Weather Center in New England at Western, and pushed for creation of Connecticut’s first Bachelor of Arts in Meteorology. The Dr. Mel Goldstein Endowed Scholarship in Meteorology was established at WCSU in 2007.
In 1996, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Rather than give up, he fought back, and has become a national leader in publicizing the disease and raising money to treat it. He is currently writing his third book, “Sketches of Strength,” about people who have lived far longer and better than ever expected after being diagnosed with cancer.
Dr. Goldstein’s work has not gone unnoticed. He received the WCSU President’s Medal, honorary degrees from Mitchell College and Albertus Magnus College, the Connecticut Bloomer Award for contributions to the state of Connecticut, a nomination for an Emmy award for a series of educational vignettes about the weather, and “Best of Connecticut” recognition from the readers of Connecticut Magazine for on-air meteorologist every year since 2000.
This event is funded by the President’s Club.