Louis C. Beggs, MC&TD, Hon. ’13, celebrated the 75th anniversary of his graduation from Wentworth with President Panti? and daughter Carol Souza.
Jarvis Newman, AM ’64, received the Remember ME Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by the Maine Healthcare Association, for his career in boatbuilding. After graduation, Newman worked at General Electric, before returning to his hometown of Southwest Harbor, Maine, with his wife and two daughters. He began his boatmaking career at this time, his early work leading to the development of one of the first fiberglass Friendship sloops. His later work included building ‘Newman Hulls’ based on designs by Raymond Bunker, Ralph Stanley, and Robert McClain.
Art Zafiropoulo, EE, Hon. ’17, invited alumni and friends to Ferrari Silicon Valley in Redwood City, Calif. for an evening of networking. Guests from around the country got an insider’s view of the Scuderia Corsa Racing Team, an American automotive racing team that competes globally.
Members of the Class of 1962 returned to campus October 14 to mark their 55th reunion, as well as to dedicate the Class of 1962 Info Hub. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with President Zorica Panti? and Annamaria Wenner, dean of students and vice president of academic affairs, took place on the ground level of Beatty Hall.
Eugene Harman, MD, MDE ’66, checks in to write that he went back to home to Greenport, N.Y. to attend his 55th high school reunion.
Joseph Ciolino, BC, was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Gloucester Rotary Club. The fellowship is a prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded the Rotary movement in 1905. Ciolino was previously the vice president of the Building Center in Gloucester, and is currently an acting member of Gloucester City Council.
Lee Devito, ASE, and Gary Keith, MPE ’78, ME ’80, taught a Wentworth class last summer on fire protection systems. The course combined classroom time with a series of project-based field trips.
Jeffrey Witham, CST, joined Caron Engineering, a Wells, Maine provider of CNC machine enhancement technologies, as the company’s new project manager. Witham has over 30 years of experience in project management.
Michael Klatecki, AET, AE ’83, joined TRIA, a Burr Ridge, Ill. architecture firm with a focus on science and technology organizations, as project architect.
Greg Janey, ARS, BCM ’04, Hon. ’17, was featured on the Boston Business Journal’s “Best of Mass. commencement speakers’ 2017 speeches” list. Janey is the vice-chair of Wentworth’s Board of Trustees and the president of Janey Construction Management and Consulting, Inc., Boston.
Terence Ryan, EES, EEC ’87, EE ’88, announced that he is running for congress, representing Massachusetts’s 3rd Congressional District. He is also a member of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Lowell Development Financial Corporation Board of Directors, and the Lawrence Partnership Advisory Board.
Daniel Wildes, AET, CMC ’89, was promoted to senior vice president and chief executive officer at Sheridan Construction Corp, Fairfield, Maine. Wildes has also assumed joint ownership of the company. Prior to the promotion, Wildes had been Sheridan’s vice president of construction since 1989.
Michael White, AET, CMC ’92, joined Walker Development & Construction Management, Westborough, Mass., as a senior construction project manager. White has 25 years of experience in construction, and has worked on tenant fit-ups and ground-ups for the corporate, retail, health, education, science, and technology industries.
Henry Ashton, AET, BAET ’01, was appointed chief cost manager in the Washington, D.C., office of Faithful+Gould, a world-leading project and program management consultancy. Managing Director Tim Hannaway said, “We are thrilled to welcome Henry to Faithful+Gould. The data center market in northern Virginia, particularly in the local counties surrounding Washington, D.C., is thriving, and Henry brings the relevant experience and expertise to help us broaden our influence in this growing sector.”
Rose Conti, BCN, ABC ’09, BCM ’12, was honored with Wentworth’s Gold Leopard Award, presented to a graduate with long-term commitment and outstanding loyalty to Wentworth, the community, the state and the nation. Conti is a Wentworth corporator and past president of the Wentworth Alumni Association. She is the director of interiors and special projects for Lee Kennedy Co., a Quincy-based construction management firm founded in 1978.
Mark Ouellette, AET, ARC ’95, was named an associate at Harriman, a multidisciplinary design and engineering firm with offices in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. As an associate, Ouellette will join Harriman’s leadership team. 5 Timothy B. Wall, CEC, was named chairman and chief executive officer of CDM Smith. He was scheduled to succeed retiring Chairman and CEO Stephen J. Hickox, CHE ’68, in January. Wall has more than 25 years of experience working in and leading multiple market-focused business units. He most recently served as the firm’s president and chief operating officer.
Darin Hager, INS, INC ’95, started Heyday Footwear, a business that produces design-driven gym sneakers.
Robert Hnasko, BELM, was named a senior consultant in audiovisual systems design at Acentech, an acoustical consultant in Cambridge, Mass. Hnasko has over 16 years of experience helping clients better understand audiovisual dynamics, IT infrastructure, and security design.
Joel McCarthy, BFPM, AAET, was named hospitality manager at Erland Construction, a Burlington, Mass.-based construction management and general contracting firm. McCarthy has close to 20 years of focused experience in building upscale hospitality projects throughout the United States.
Nick Mira, BARC, and colleagues started the firm Propel Studio Architecture, which focuses on designing sustainable buildings, installations, and spaces. Mira previously worked for architecture firms in the Boston area and Portland, Ore. William Slaney, BCM, joined Kaplan Construction, Brookline, Mass., as operations manager. Slaney will also serve as the company’s safety director. He brings to the position extensive construction experience from his years as a self-employed general contractor on Boston’s South Shore, as well as over 15 years at Turner Construction.
Jason Marcoulier, BAET, was named a “40 Under 40” by Design:Retail magazine for his work in the retail design field at Ahold USA. The magazine featured 40 designers who are helping to reshape the future of retail design, and customers’ experience within brick and mortar stores.
Molly Pidgeon, AINT, BINT ’06, was featured in a recent Boston Globe article, which noted her upcoming appearance on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation program.
Sadaf Qazi, AEET, BCOT ’06, was recognized with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Distinguished New Engineer award. Qazi, who was involved with SWE during her time at Wentworth, was honored for her impact on the Society and the engineering community. She currently works as a senior systems engineer at Raytheon IDS.
Chris Conway, BCM, celebrated his one-year anniversary as senior vice president of operations for Dellbrook-JKS, Quincy, Mass. He recently relocated to Cape Cod with his wife, Debra Conway, BCMT ’04, and their three children, to manage the company’s Falmouth office.
Abigail Our, BCMT, recently celebrated her family business’s 60th year in operation. Robert B. Our Co., Inc., Harwich, Mass., a general contractor specializing in plumbing, mechanical and electrical services, was founded by Our’s grandfather. She is currently the company’s project manager.
Stacy Padula, BINT, was included in Marquis Who’s Who for Professional Excellence in Education. Since 1899, Marquis Who’s Who has chronicled the lives of accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor. Padula is the founder and president of South Shore College Consulting and Tutoring, Plymouth, Mass., where she provides tutoring and counseling services to students in need. Prior to starting her own company, she served as the director of operations for the JBG Educational Group from 2008 until 2016.
Michael Fox-Higgins, BCET, and his wife announced the birth of their daughter, Eliza. Jeffrey Vincola, BCM, joined Wild Apple Homes, a residential contractor based in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., as field operations manager. Vincola provides extensive construction experience from over 20 years in the industry, including six years as a self-employed general contractor and eight years of high-end residential work at Windover Construction.
Melissa Cheslock, BCMT, was hired as the new project manager at Delphi Construction, a multi-market construction management and general contracting firm with offices in Waltham and Mashpee, Mass. Cheslock brings 10 years of construction industry experience in both commercial and residential markets to the position.
Cara Pomeranz, BARC, MARC ’10, was named an associate at LLB Architects, Pawtucket, R.I.
Alexandra Dupnik, BSA, MARC ’10, is the project manager/architectural designer for Stanley Black and Decker’s Innovation Factory in Boston. Other alumni are also working with Dupnik, including Alex Magyar, BSA ’10; J.P. Perron, BELM ’10; Russ Valente, BELM ’10; Steve Prudhomme, BSA ’08, BARC ’09, MARC ’10; and Barrie Ferraro, AET ’89, CMC ’91.
Kim Palmer, BELM, Adam Palmer, BELM, and their newborn, Lincoln, were among those who celebrated the annual Family and Alumni weekend October 13 and 14. Joseph Sides, BCMT, signed with the Tulsa Oilers, the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) affiliate of the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues. Sides turned professional with the Central Hockey League’s Arizona Sundogs in 2009–2010 after four college seasons (three as captain) at Wentworth. The Sun Valley, Idaho native last played in the ECHL in 2015–2016, where he posted 28 points in 64 games split between the Wichita Thunder and Reading Royals.
Michael Derochea, BCOT, announced his engagement to Sarah Malek, a fellow Holliston, Mass. native. The bride-to-be is a research project manager at the Department of Population Medicine of Harvard Medical School, and Derochea is a software engineer at Dell EMC, Hopkinton, Mass.
Richard Lamothe, BMET, was named operations manager at New England Clean Energy, a solar installation company in Hudson, Mass. Lamothe, who joined the company in 2014, oversees the company’s residential and commercial solar energy system installations. His extensive background includes jobs at Energy Monster, SolarCity, Higgins Energy Alternatives, and Environmental Health & Engineering.
Joseph Rossi, BSA, was hired by Rogers & Gray Insurance, South Dennis, Mass., as a flood specialist. Rossi is also a member of the board of directors for the National Flood Determination Association, and received a floodplain manager certification in 2016, one of the highest certifications in the flood insurance industry.
Tyler Wilcox, BARC, MARC ’12, is working with ZGF Architects in Portland, Ore. Prior to ZGF, Wilcox worked with famed architect and engineer Renzo Piano in both Italy and New York City.
Shirley Ng, BSA, MARC ’14, joined Fort Point Project Management, a Boston-based project and relocation management firm, as an associate project manager. In her previous role working with Shire, a global biotech company, Ng worked with her clients to provide space allocation and renovations while creating and maintaining the schedule and budget. In her new role at Fort Point PM, Ng will focus on both corporate and higher education clients.
Matthew Mulligan, BSA, MARC ’15, is the owner of Hawk Visuals, Plymouth, Mass., an aerial drone photography and cinematography company. The company specializes in real estate, architecture, business marketing, and landscapes.
Jenna Storey, BSA, MARC ’15, joined Freiheit & Ho Architects, Kirkland, Wash., as an architectural designer. She is currently working on a retail building shell for an urban shopping village in Puyallup, Wash.
Davis Asare, BSEE, ran for the District 3 seat on the Worcester, Mass., City Council. Asare is the president and CEO of Asare Engineering of Worcester. Jared Guilmett, BSA, MARC ’16, was named a board member at Belknap Mill Society, a group formed to protect the 1820s-era Belknap Mill in Laconia, N.H.
Jenna Jacobs, BSME, is working for General Motors (GM) as a performance engineer in Milford, Mich. where she is responsible for noise and vibration on vehicles.
Ashley Warren, MSFM, announced her engagement to Mike Demarey, a native of Easthampton, Mass. Warren is a senior operator for SUEZ Water, and Demarey is employed in the maintenance department at the Three County Fair.