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...

Building Dreams

Building Dreams

DESIGNED TO LAST Dennis Colwell, BSA ’06, who completed 135 commercial and residential projects last year with his small architecture firm,Dennis Colwell Architects, Inc., is often reminded of his Wentworth days as he puts in 80-hour workweeks in his home office. “It’s just like studio mode,” he says. Despite this demanding schedule, Colwell makes time...