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.


Mike Wojcik, MPS, had a chance to meet the student who earned the scholarship he established. Tyler Cosma, a sophomore in civil engineering, is the recipient of the Theodore Wojcik Scholarship, which is named for Mike’s father.

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Lewis Quentin, EEE, EE ’80, started a position at SharkNinja.Old photograph of man in suit


Ralph Castagna, BCS, BU ’83, spoke to a Wentworth Construction Management class about how he runs his company, Castagna Construction, and what he believes is the future of the industry.


Jim Baglini, ME, spoke to Assistant Professor Santiago Umaschi’s “Strategic Management” class about his extensive amount of experience as a financial adviser.

Steven Berroth, EES, EE ’84, was promoted to chief operating officer and program manager at Aerion.


John C. Murphy, MDE, MEC, was promoted to chief operating officer at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.


Michael O’Malley, CMW, helped to rebuild the Juan F. Luis Medical Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which was severely damaged during Hurricanes Maria and Irma.


Carlos Alberto Pinhancos, CEC, was honored by the New Bedford chapter of the Prince Henry Society, which he has been a part of since 2005.


Eric Greene, FMC, recently joined Humanscale as a senior account development representative in the company’s Boston office.


Jonah Kowall, BCOS, visited Wentworth to speak to current Computer Science students about his work in infrastructure and operations, security, and performance engineering.

Farah Naz, AAET, BAET ’02, is working as a sustainability consultant for Beeah Headquarters in Sharjah, UAE. The company recently won a Gulf Sustainability Award under the “Green Building” category and Naz’s workplace will soon become the first net zero building in the region.


Patrick Planeta, BINT, owner of Planeta Design Group LLC, joined United Sound End Settlements as a board member. He was also named the “hottest emerging talent in residential design in New England” by New England Homes and separately appointed to the board of directors for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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Patrick Planeta


Keith Cattanach, BCOT, was presented with the Men’s and Women’s Rugby Alumni Award. He played on the men’s team during his time at Wentworth and went on to coach the women’s team.

Mike Dellefave, BARC, AAET, was promoted to associate at RODE Architects.

Lynn Pratt, BARC, had her watercolor paintings displayed in a solo show in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe in New York.


Mugure Njendu, BARC, was elected as the new president of Kenya’s Architectural Association.


Dan Dryzgula, BARC, was promoted to associate at Svigals + Partners, the company for which he worked a co-op while studying at Wentworth.


Andrea Hardy, BAET, has published two books, Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation and Adaptive Architecture: Changing Parameters and Practice

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Andrea Hardy


Emily Cring, BINT, checks in to say that after 14 years of living in Fenway, she recently bought a condo in Chelsea, Mass.

Michelle Fennell, BSA, was named one of the 20 Women in HVAC to watch in 2019 by Engineered Systems magazine.

6 Nicole Marinelli, BINT, MSFM ’16, married Derrick Papa in a November 11 ceremony in Narragansett, R.I. Nicole, a project manager in the department of Planning and Construction at Wentworth, was surrounded by several of her former classmates and current co-workers.

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Nicole Papa and Derrick Papa


Nathanial Bibaud, BSA, gave back to his community by teaching students at Cashman Elementary how to draw.

Hal Blenkhorn, BDEM, AMDT ’10, has been promoted to general manager at Franklin, Mass. manufacturer Tegra Medical.

Melissa Martinez, BSA, MARC ’10, was hired as a project manager at Lamourex Pagano Associates Architects.

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Melissa Martinez

Brian Rawlings, ACIS, published a book entitled Edge of Space: The Outlaws.

Natasha Tashian, BINT, joined TRIA architecture as a senior interior designer.

Jaclyn Shark Varland, BARC, MARC ’10, and Michael Varland BARC, MARC ’10, opened the Office of Collaborative Architecture in Bloomfield, NJ.

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Jaclyn and Michael Varland


Andrew Fluder, BCMT, was hired by Mashburn Construction as an assistant project manager in the Charleston. S.C. area.

David Kulikowski, ACMU, BBCM ’12, MSCM ’14, was invited to speak at the local Carpenter’s Union about his experience with Wentworth’s College of Professional and Continuing Education.

Rachid Moukhabir, BEET, is the president of Moroccan American Connections (MACIR) in Revere, Mass. MACIR is a grassroots organization meant for empowering Moroccan Americans in the City of Revere and helping them integrate into the community. Moukhabir was recently named Revere’s Person of the Year.

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Rachid Moukhabir

John-Paul Perron, BELM, was one of the 20 employees from Stanley Black & Decker that were asked to mentor a few companies for their three-month incubation project.


Carlie Biron, BSA, MARC ’12, and her new puppy, Nala, recently stopped by campus. They visited the Alumni Relations and the Student Affairs offices before picking up a “Future Wentworth Graduate” onesie for Nala. (Read more about Biron on page 23.)

Seth Morrissey, BSA, was promoted to associate at OLSON LEWIS + Architects firm in Manchester.


Aaron C. Peabody BSA, MARC ’13, and Elizabeth Webb, BSA, MARC ’13, are happy to announce their marriage on October 13, 2018 in North Kingstown, R.I. Elizabeth and Aaron met in the Architecture program at Wentworth.

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Elizabeth Webb and Aaron Peabody


Jack Doucette, BSCN, and Katrina Zuelke, BCOT ’14, announced their engagement and were scheduled to marry on May 4, 2019.


Jennifer Roy, BIND ’16, and Matthew Joyal, BELM, are delighted to announce their marriage in 2018.

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Jennifer Roy and Matthew Joyal

Alex Schwarzkopf, BELM, and Matthew Joyal, BELM, were featured in a Forbes article about bringing artificial intelligence to construction sites. The two discussed their company, Pillar Technologies.

Matt Vocatura, BSA, MARC ’16, and Sam Maloney BSA ’16, MARC ’17, joined Assistant Professor Meliti Dikeos’ Architecture Studio for design review.


Michael Fallon, MSCM, has been named president of The Fallon Co. He was also recently interviewed by Boston Magazine regarding his thoughts on Boston’s changing skyline.

C.J. McLaughlin, BMET, is due to make his NASCAR debut in July at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He has been racing since he was 10 years old and has also worked as a pipeline testing field engineer.

Esraa Samman, BSA, MARC ’17, is the first female sales representative of the hygienic products company she works at in Saudi Arabia. Her job requires her to travel via car to visit clients, making her one of the only women in Saudi Arabia with a license.


Leland M. Alexander, BSCM, proposed a memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End.


Elizabeth DiBenedetto, CIS, Olakunle Lawal, CIS, and William Ma, CIS, are a part of the team who founded and launched STEAM Boston, a digital media website to provide career advice for STEAM students and professionals in the Boston area, in the fall of 2018 (see more on page 28).