Recent Faculty, Student, and Staff Achievements and Awards
Jody Gordon, assistant professor of humanities and social sciences, was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, which brought an international conference of archaeologists to Wentworth.
Mark Hasso, professor in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management, was named the ENR New England 2015 Legacy Award. Hasso was honored for his more than 30 years of combined engineering and construction management experience. ENR is a construction marketplace publication based in New York.
Joanne Tuck, professor of humanities and social sciences, announced her retirement after more than 30 years at Wentworth. Tuck is recognized for her dedication to her “Facing History, Facing Ourselves” course.
Gary Wolf, adjunct professor, is working with his students on the Concord Museum exhibit “Middlesex County Modern.” Students’ projects and presentations focus on “Invisible Modernism.”
Peter Fowler, associate dean of students, was appointed to the role of Massachusetts state director for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Fowler previously served as membership coordinator for Mass. NASPA, whose mission is to be the principal source of leadership, scholarship, professional development, and advocacy for student affairs.
Charles Hotchkiss was named the dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management. Hotchkiss previously served as associate provost at Wentworth.
Liem Van Tran, director of new program development in the College of Professional and Continuing Education, earned the 2015 University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Engagement Award. Tran accepted the award at UPCEA’s 100th annual conference in Washington D.C.
Mallory Hudak, BINT ’15, took first place in the International Interior Design Associates New England Student Scholarship competition. Hudak won $1,200 for her portfolio, which places an
emphasis on collaboration hubs and draws inspiration from the use of light in city locations. Karsyn Sawyer, BINT ’16, was also named as a finalist in the competition.
Arthur Lekkas, CM ’15; Mike Sullivan, CM, ’15; Tom Melanson, CM ’15; Richard Melo, BSME ’15; Alex Rozek, CM ’15; Nick Fernandez, CM ’16; and Garett Safell, BSME ’16, competed in the final four of the 2015 Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Student Chapter Competition in Hawaii. The team finished in third place. Scott Sumner, Department of Construction Management chair, accompanied the team, while Associate Professor Cristina Cosma helped train the group. Cosma also served as a student chapter advisor along with Associate Professor Ilie Talpasanu.
Elliot Nwaobi, BEET ’17, created artwork that was featured in the 2015 Colleges of the Fenway Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Amanda Waryasz, BINT ’17, was named the overall winner of the first Design Showdown event, co-hosted by Design New England and the Boston Design Center. Five Wentworth sophomores, including Waryasz, competed at the event, which asked students from various schools to present their interpretations of a Boston space to a panel of judges.