August 28, 2012
590 Students Earn Degrees at Wentworth’s Summer Commencement
Boston, MA – August 27, 2012 – Wentworth Institute of Technology held its Summer Commencement ceremony on Sunday, August 26, at the Bank of America Pavilion. The Institute awarded 569 Bachelor of Science degrees and 21 Associate in Applied Science degrees to 590 students. iRobot founder and CEO Colin Angle delivered an inspiring address to students focusing on the power of teamwork as opposed to individual accomplishments.
“We live in a society where individual accomplishment seems to be praised above else,” said Mr Angle. “Being special in life however, is not about petty individual accomplishments, it is about being an effective part of a team in pursuit of something awesome.”
Mark Williams, a graduating construction management student, provided the student address. He reflected on his college years and the many transformations that took place from “forming the first friendships of our adult lives…learning what it means to be accountable for your own success and your own failure…and being persistent, focused and driven.” He ended with advice to his fellow graduates that addressed the lack of “old school” communications in light of today’s technological advancements. “Let’s take what we experienced in our Wentworth family and expand on it. Make that extra effort to stay in touch more personally.”
Andrew Beaulieu from the computer engineering technology program was awarded the prestigious Beatty Award, named after Wentworth’s first president, Dr. H. Russell Beatty, for outstanding scholarship. Alumni Awards, which recognize students who achieve the highest grade point average in each program, were presented to graduates Kevin Conant, architecture; Kevin Gebo, civil engineering technology; Wilking Interiano, computer engineering technology; Kevin Tang, computer networking; Austin Chaffee, construction management; Mark Culleton, engineering technology; Matthew Hanudel, industrial design; Carly Levett, interior design; Michael Harris, management; Jennifer DeMarco, mechanical engineering technology; and Rikki-Lee Carlson, project management.
An honorary Doctor of Engineering Technology degree was conferred upon the commencement speaker, Mr. Angle.
The ceremony included the academic processional, conferring of the honorary degree, recognition of outstanding students, student address, presentation of graduates, conferring of degrees by President Zorica Pantić, and the commencement address by Mr. Angle.