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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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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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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A Literary Path

When Ray Anderson, EEE ’63, stared hiking the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, he had no idea he would end up writing a book. But when a storm hit three weeks into the trip, the darkening sky made him feel threatened and left him wondering about the safety of a lone hiker. It...

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Inspired by Nature

Life has had a certain “Cinderella slant” for Meredith Gratton, BIND ’11. As a child, she remembers making paper shoes to wear at her father’s 40th birthday party. Today, she is designing with Swarovski crystal: not glass slippers but sparkling chandeliers. “I can still picture those bright blue ballet flats with little pink...

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