|Induction Class of:||2006|
Although he didn’t play any sports at the College, Brian Trelease has played a significant role in the rapid growth and success of Western New England College athletics. He was the initial contributor to the Golden Bear Club (the school’s athletics booster club) in 1999. Trelease and his family also were responsible for the George E. Trelease Memorial Baseball Park that was dedicated during the 2003 Homecoming Weekend in honor of their late father. In three seasons the Golden Bears have won 40 of 51 contests (78.4%) at the new facility. Trelease, who resides in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, is a dual graduate of the College earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 1967 and master’s of Business in 1971. He taught evening classes at the College for over 12 years as a professor in the School of Business. A member of the Western New England College Board of Trustees since 1997, he recently retired as the chairman of the investment firm D.J. St. Germain, the benefactor of the school’s Campus Center and Rivers Memorial Building. In 1999, Trelease was the guest of honor at the inaugural Western New England College Athletic Department Golf Classic.