October 22, 2012

New Buildings Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Members of the Wentworth community gathered over the weekend in the school’s quad to witness the ceremonious ribbon cutting for two new campus buildings, the Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering and the William H. Flanagan Campus Center.  

All students will now learn in the new labs and academic space in the Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, while The Flanagan Campus Center, named after Bill Flanagan ('51), will serve as the hub of student life. Both facilities feature breakout spaces where students from varying disciplines can engage together in solving real-time problems.

“The spaces that reside within these two buildings have been intentionally designed to create an experience that is reflective of the needs of a 21st century student and education, while structurally fostering an environment that is in line with our vision to elevate interdisciplinary project based learning,” said President Zorica Pantić.

Following the ceremony, guests headed to a reception in The Flanagan Campus Center’s new dining facility.

Pictured in the attached photo are (from left to right): Jeffrey Sanchez, state representative; Michael Anthony, chairman, Wentworth’s Board of Trustees; Dr. Zorica Pantić, president of Wentworth; William Flanagan, alumnus and benefactor; Douglas Schumann, alumnus and benefactor; Michael Ross, city councilor; and Peter Meade, director, Boston Redevelopment Authority.

A number of other individuals and corporations received recognition during the ceremony for their contributions to the new buildings. The list included: Edward and Aletta Bond Family Foundation for the faculty collaboration corner; BOND for the BOND Conference Room; Jack and Kathy Blaisdell for the Blaisdell Biolab; Zorica Pantić for the Pantić Conference Room; Cynthia Calabrese for the Andrew (’06) and Timothy (’11) Calabrese Project Room; Douglas D. Schumann ('64) for the Douglas D. Schumann Fitness Center; Martin D. Guyer (’64) for the Martin D. Guyer Intercultural Meeting Room; Stephen (’74) and Mindy Fusi for the WIRE Radio Station; the Piccarini family for the Michael Piccarini (’98) Recreation Room; Gilbane Building Co. for the Robert A. Manocchia ('64) Gilbane Building Co. Conference Room; Michele A. Whitham for the Michele A. Whitham Meditation Room; and J.C. Cannistraro for the Cannistraro Collaboration Center.

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