Wentworth Proud

From the President.

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Photo: Brian Smith

The Wentworth community is a compassionate group. Every day, I am reminded of the many ways our alumni, faculty, staff, and students give back to the Institute and the wider world.

As champions of our hallmark co-op program, alumni are mentoring our students and exposing them to hands-on, real-world experience that provides them with a head start as they prepare to enter the global workforce. They are also contributing to the expansion of the Institute’s financial resources, ensuring that we will be able to provide students with the highest quality education, advanced technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative learning opportunities
in the years and decades ahead. Our alumni also volunteer their time and talent in their communities. Three outstanding young Wentworth graduates who give back in this way are featured in this issue.

Here on campus, professors are developing students into innovative, collaborative thinkers through interdisciplinary, project-based education that bridges gaps between traditional areas of study. Dedicated staff members are supporting
students and faculty, engaging alumni and friends, building relationships with corporate partners, and more. They are also showing their pride in the Institute by giving in record numbers.

Perhaps most impressively, our current students are working to make their world better in a number of ways. Five Wentworth students recently participated in a brand-new program, the Social Innovation Lab, which provided the opportunity
to develop solutions to large-scale problems, collaborating with representatives from community organizations and the City of Boston along the way.

Working with our neighbors in Mission Hill, 20 civil engineering students recently completed the installation of an accessibility ramp for the Mission Hill Health Movement, an organization that provides health and housing programs
for neighborhood residents. This is just the latest example of students partnering with community members to make our city and our neighborhood better.

Finally, I must mention how proud I was to be part of the Wentworth community following the devastating attack at the Boston Marathon this past April. The strength and spirit of everyone here was truly inspiring. One group
of students responded to the tragedy by designing a T-shirt (see page 21) that raised more than $50,000 for the One Fund, formed to assist victims and families affected by the tragedy, making me—and all of us on campus—proud to be
Wentworth Strong.

--ZORICA PANTIC

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