Western Mustangs Athletic Alumni

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After the celebration of 100 years of Mustangs Athletics in 2013-14, Western's two official athletic alumni chapters, The “W” Club and the Women’s Athletic Alumnae (WAA), joined efforts in support of the next 100 years of Western Mustangs Athletics. This one organization is now known as the Western Mustangs Athletic Alumni.

In 2017, the WMAA established a Grants Committee which serves to provide support for university-sanctioned Western athletic teams hosting alumni events. In 2018-2019 alone, we supported track and field, rowing, soccer, basketball, football, wrestling, and more . . . These teams have hosted events such as Hall of Fame dinners, wine and cheese receptions, pub nights, and team anniversaries. Together with Sports and Recreation Services, and Western Alumni, we aim to support Western’s wide variety of teams - and we’d love to work with you! Click HERE for the Grant Application and more information.

Have questions? Contact Natalie Devereux

If you are interested and would like to learn more about programs and events, engaging athletic alumni, or volunteering with the group please contact us at wmaa@uwo.ca or Alumni Relations staff partner Natalie Devereux.


2023 - 2024 Western Mustangs Athletic Alumni Board of Directors

  • Patricia Kitchen, BA'74, BEd'75, MA'77, President
  • Dennis Hinschberger, BA'86, President Elect, Chair, Finance Committee
  • Brad Adams, BA’06, Director, Chair, Grants Committee
  • Sherri Castrilli, BA'99, Director, Chair, Events Committee
  • Gary Gorham, BA’80, Director, Member of Finance Committee
  • Sheri Kitching, BA’91, Director, Co-Chair, Western Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee
  • Randy McAuley, BA’08, BHSc’12, LLB’15, Director, Co-Chair, Governance Committee
  • Bill McDonnell, BA'75, BEd'76, Director, Co-Chair, Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee
  • Sandy Perryman, BA’84, BEd’85, Director, Chair, Museum Committee
  • Jack Sheffar, BA’14, Director, Member of Grants Committee
  • Tamra Walji, BSc'96, Director, Member of Events Committee
  • Megan Duffy, BA’15, Member of the Hall of Fame and Grants Committees

Advisory Officers

  • Christine Stapleton, Director of Sports and Recreation Services
  • Temi Akin-Aina, Associate Vice-President, Alumni Relations
  • Melanie Peacock, President of The Alumni Association

Honourary Officers

  • Ted Hessel, BA’58, BA’67
  • Helen Luckman, MEd’82
  • Bob Pearson, BA’63
  • Mike Sheffar, BA’89
  • Helena Smeenk-Pritchard, BA’73
  • Marty Day, HBA'80
  • Guy Zink, BA'74, BEd'75
  • Therese Quigley, BA'75, BEd'77
  • Mary Riezebos, BA'74, BA'75, MA'80