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Joe Klimek, a 1994 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Account Executive at NimbleUser, received the John Boynton Young Alumni Award for Service to WPI. The John Boynton Young Alumni Award for Service to WPI is presented by the WPI Alumni Association to young alumni who demonstrate the qualities of WPI’s founder through their energy, commitment, involvement, and noteworthy service to the university and/or the Alumni Association. Joe accepted the award on Saturday, May 31, during his 20th reunion celebration.

Joe stated, “I have chosen to invest my time and talents with WPI because I believe in the mission of the university and I experienced first-hand the impact it has on individuals. Not just in my own experience, but with hundreds of students and alumni that I have interacted with in my various roles. I focus my volunteer efforts on bringing as many alumni as possible back into touch with the university. Many have left their college years behind to enter successful careers and start families. However I have found that if I can pique their interest with just a small task or favor, then nearly everyone is willing to answer the call to help. That may be a scholarship application review or just posting a blog entry – we all want to give back and we simply need to be asked.

A member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Joe has dedicated countless hours to his fraternity and the greek community at WPI:

  • He helped build the Lambda Chi Alpha chapter facility in the mid-1990s and has helped facilitate many alumni activities and events for Lambda Chi Alpha alumni. 
  • He has served on the Alumni Board for WPI’s chapter and currently serves as the board chair. In 2013 Joe organized a series of events, including a gala banquet, in celebration of Lambda Chi Alpha’s centennial year on campus. Among current students in Lambda Chi Alpha he is known as a trusted advisor, mentor, and friend.

Joe is also a long-time member of WPI’s Greek Alumni Council, which encompasses alumni from all fraternities and sororities.

  • He served as council secretary and president from 1996 to 2002 and currently serves as its president once again. Under his leadership, the council integrated the WPI wireless network into chapter houses nearly 15 years ago, and he helped establish the Greek Alumni Council awards as an important campus program to recognize greek excellence. 
  • He is also a mentor to other greek house corporation presidents.

Over the years Joe has served WPI’s general alumni body as a class representative on Alumni Council and on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Additionally, he has volunteered to assist admissions with student recruitment.

NimbleUser would like to congratulate Joe on his award, volunteerism and spirit of giving back.