The Dr. George A. Weygand Award recognizes a Bridgewater State College graduate who demonstrates a spirit of generosity and service as the highest priority to create a legacy for future generations. Qualifications for this award should include the ability to build understanding and awareness through alumni association involvement and leadership.
2012 Recipient - James Argir '61
A former recipient for the Nicholas Tillinghast Award for Achievement in the Field of Education, a 1992 inductee into the Bridgewater State University Hall of Fame, Member of the 50th reunion committee for the Class of 1961 , current member of the Bridgewater State Alumni Football Council and Bridgewater Alumni Association board of directors, in every aspect of our campus community, Jim Argir embodies the very spirit of the Dr. Weygand Award for Outstanding Service to the Bridgewater Alumni Association.
A leader in his profession, earning a M.Ed. from Framingham State University, he served as president of the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals' Education Foundation, Inc. while juggling the responsibilities as principal of Warren Elementary School. He was also appointed by Gov. Dukakis to serve for four years on his informal educational cabinet, and was the only school principal to serve in this capacity.
A leader in the community, Jim was elected as a Natick Town Meeting for four decades and is also the founder, co-chair, and vice president of the New England Albanian Relief Organization which has distributed over $24,000 in humanitarian aid. He also serves and a trustee and on the executive board of the Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America.
Last Modified: August 16, 2012