Job of Dreams

THERE ARE OFFICES, and then there’s Alex Spader’s office, which makes him the envy of history and baseball fans everywhere. Spader’s office is Fenway Park in Boston, aka John Updike’s “lyric little bandbox,’’ the oldest and probably most-beloved ballfield in the country. Spader’s job as facilities manager for the...

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Steam Powered

How can storytelling be used as a resource for Wentworth students exploring their career paths and passions? That’s the question three alumni are answering as they provide career-focused content for the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) community in Boston. William Ma, Olakunle Lawal, and Elizabeth DiBenedetto, all...

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A Second Act at Wentworth

Bertrand Saint-Preux earned an associate degree from a community college in Florida, but felt like he could not get to where he wanted without a degree in computer science. He would find what he needed at Wentworth, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2018 and now working as a...

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Class Notes

1971 Philip Poinelli, AE, earned the Lifetime Achievement Award through the Association for Learning Environments, a non-profit association dedicated to planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of schools and higher education facilities. 1975 Mike Wojcik, MPS, had a chance to meet the student who earned the scholarship he established....

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Together, in the Hall of Fame

By Dennis Nealon Photo by Kirsten Fraser BEFORE THEY MARRIED in October 1996, Michelle Young, IDS ’92, FMC ’94, and Andre Vega, CD ’91, AET ’93, ARC ’96, were classmates at Wentworth who lit up the basketball court as varsity stars, each landing in the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame. “I proposed to Michelle the...

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Change Builder

Shawn Seaman, AET ’82, AE ’84, isn’t a physician or medical researcher, but the work he does—building life sciences and healthcare facilities—still has the power to impact lives. Take a particular day as he walks through the front lobby of Boston Children’s Hospital to get to the job site of a 600,000-square-foot tower project. “When I see patients and the...

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Class Notes – Spring 2018

1943 Louis C. Beggs, MC&TD, Hon. ’13, celebrated the 75th anniversary of his graduation from Wentworth with President Panti? and daughter Carol Souza. 1956 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...

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