Actor Whitford ’81 Speaks at Connect@Wes Reception

Bradley Whitford ’81, Emmy award-winning actor, delivered the closing remarks during Connect@Wes March 1 in the Wesleyan Career Center. Connect@Wes was a two-day networking and relationship building opportunity offered to Wesleyan students, alumni and parents.

Bradley Whitford ’81, Emmy award winning-actor, delivered the closing remarks during Connect@Wes March 1 in the Wesleyan Career Center. Connect@Wes was a two-day networking and relationship building opportunity offered to Wesleyan students, alumni and parents.

Whitford spoke about his career, acting, and advocating for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.

Whitford spoke about his career, acting, and advocating for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.

Whitford answered questions from the audience and offered career advice. He also spoke one-on-one with students after his talk.

Whitford answered questions from the audience and offered career advice. He also spoke one-on-one with students after his talk.

Whitford was introduced to the audience by Megan Norris ’83 P’17, chair of the Alumni Association. Here, Norris and Whitford  share a This is Why Campaign "Because" poster.

Whitford was introduced to the audience by Megan Norris ’83 P’17, chair of the Alumni Association. Here, Norris and Whitford share a This is Why Campaign “Because” poster.

Whitford was nominated for three Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series," winning the award in 2001, for his role playing White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the television show, "The West Wing."

Whitford was nominated for three Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series,” winning the award in 2001, for his role playing White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the television show, “The West Wing.”

Students took photos with Whitford at the reception.

Students took photos with Whitford at the reception.

Connect@Wes was sponsored by University Relations and the Career Center and was designed to help current students and alumni build relationships with other members of the Wesleyan community and receive advice from an array of experts. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Connect@Wes was sponsored by University Relations and the Career Center and was designed to help current students and alumni build relationships with other members of the Wesleyan community and receive advice from an array of experts. (Photos by Olivia Drake)