A Decade of Zorica

BY GREG ABAZORIUS As a 7-year-old in Serbia, Zorica Pantic watched her father, an electrical engineer and mathematician, assemble a radio with his M.S. thesis team. “I decided to help out,”Pantic recalls with a laugh. “I was so impressed with this idea of putting together different components to produce sound. I decided at that...

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Renewal

BY CALEB COCHRAN Nearly 50 years after opening its doors in Beatty Hall for the first time, Wentworth’s library is headed for an extreme makeover. Fueled by a $5 million gift from alumnus and Wentworth supporter Doug Schumann, AM ’64, Hon. ’08, the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons—as the new...

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Hansen Digs Into Provost Post

Richard Hansen has a decidedly long-range perspective on his work as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wentworth. Among other projects, the soft-spoken administrator is working on the Institute’s EPIC curriculum and graduate programs. He’s been building on Wentworth’s innovation focus, advocating for new scholarly partnerships on...

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First RAMP Group Earns Degrees

He may not have realized it, but Derek Wong made a little history when he graduated from Wentworth last summer. Wong became one of the first five students to earn a diploma at the Institute after earlier completing RAMP—the summer transition program for Boston high school seniors who are...

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Endowed Professorships Celebrated

Wentworth professors and their endowed professorship benefactors were recognized with a reception in September hosted by President Zorica Pantic, Provost Richard S. Hansen, and Paula Sakey, vice president for Institutional Advancement. Douglas Elder, AC ’58, Hon. ’02, has served on the school’s Board of Trustees and funds the Douglas C....

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A Lot to Like About the Pike

If the path from the quad to Huntington Ave. feels wider these days, that’s because it is. The “Pike Pathway Extension” was constructed over three weeks last summer, the culmination of three years’ worth of planning. The completed work widens the space that begins at Beatty Hall, runs along...

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BHCC Partners with Wentworth for Apprenticeship

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Massachusetts Congressional delegation had great things to say about Wentworth after the Institute hosted a crowded Walsh press conference on a grant to expand apprenticeships in the construction and hospitality industries. The $2.9 million grant was unveiled as part of the U.S....

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Field of Dreams

In the movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character finds himself wandering through his Iowa cornfield as a dusk orange sun begins to set in the distance. Suddenly, he hears a series of dreamlike whispers through the wind instructing him to “build it,” and he finds the inspiration to...

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Multitasker in Chief

President Zorica Pantic has been accumulating a few frequent flyer miles recently—representing Wentworth in the Far East and Europe, while focusing on campus priorities and engaging in national education issues. In November, she joined u.S. Rep. Steven Lynch, WET ’82, CMW ’88, in Germany for a conference on building...

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Aaron Named Athletics Director

To paraphrase basketball star LeBron James, Cheryl Aaron has taken her talents to Wentworth. The Westwood, Mass. native was named director of athletics in the fall, officially joining the Institute on Nov. 2. “I cannot express how excited and thankful I am to be taking on this leadership role...

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