Class Notes – Fall 2013

Class Notes – Fall 2013

1948 Wilbur Cobb, PM&MD, checks in to note that he has been married for 62 years to his wife, Isabel, and that they have two children and four grandchildren. After earning his degree at Wentworth, Wilbur went to Northeastern University for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and personnel management, respectively. He worked...

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...

Mr. Fix It

Mr. Fix It

When John-Paul Perron, BELM ’10, looks at a Kindle e-reader, he sees much more than words. He sees all the nuances of the display and front-light technology, things that—as a material research and processes engineer for Amazon-Lab 126—he helped make happen. “I’m highly critical. Because I was working on the display, I can pick out the flaws,” Perron...

Thinking Big

Thinking Big

For Gensler interior design associate Megan Dobstaff, BINT ’10, a big idea can come out of the smallest moment. This was the case in 2011, when a schematic design for Philips Lighting’s North American headquarters—and all its block-like shapes—suddenly took on a very familiar appearance. “I made a joke one day and said, ‘The plan looks like...

Climbing for a Cause

Climbing for a Cause

When Phil Berenz, BCNS ’07, was young, he used to make up excuses for his limp. It’s hard enough being a kid without having to tell people you have cerebral palsy. Now, he’s shouting it from the mountaintops. Last February, Berenz became one of a just handful of people with cerebral palsy ever to reach the 19,341-foot summit of Africa’s Mount...