Profiles in Giving: Sam Altschuler, Hon. ’08

Profiles in Giving: Sam Altschuler, Hon. ’08

About two years ago, when Sam Altschuler, Hon. ’08, began considering a gift to assist Wentworth’s Department of Computer Science and Networking, he made it clear that he wanted to think big. Already a supporter of the department through the funding of scholarships, Altschuler was interested in making an even broader impact on the lives of Wentworth...

Leading the Charge

Leading the Charge

“This is a man’s world,” sang James Brown years ago. It’s a refrain that has often been used to describe the arena of engineering, an industry dominated by male workers. But a shift is well under way as more females enter the field, and women like Brittany Speroni, BMET ’12, are leading the charge. Speroni recently became the first female engineer ever...

Nuts and Bolts Guys

Nuts and Bolts Guys

Shawn Seaman, AE ’84, had been working with Michael Walsh, AAET ’92, for five years before he realized that they shared an alma mater. In retrospect, it wasn’t a big surprise—their company, Boston-based Suffolk Construction, has scores of Wentworth alumni on staff. “On just about every Suffolk project team, there are at least one or two Wentworth...

Spreading the (Microsoft) Word

Bob Familiar, CSW ’89, is excited about his new phone. An HTC handset running the Windows 8 mobile operating system, it has a sleek blue case and a large touchscreen arrayed with colorful tiles, representing everything from Twitter and Facebook to Familiar’s daily agenda. “The information is at your fingertips,” Familiar says, showing off the device’s...

A Scholarship Inspired by Passion

A Scholarship Inspired by Passion

One could say that Alan Fournier, BSET ’83, HON. ’10, took a less-traveled road as his career weaved from Wentworth to multibillion-dollar hedge fund Pennant Capital Management. Today, Fournier and his family are providing opportunities for graduates of Boston Public Schools (BPS) to blaze their own unique paths, beginning with a Wentworth education. The...