November 27, 2012
Wentworth Celebrates Boston Public School Alumni
Wentworth hosted its annual Boston Public School Alumni Dinner this past Wednesday. The dinner served as an opportunity for graduates of Boston’s public high schools to discuss their experiences as Wentworth students.
Wentworth students and alumni, members of Wentworth’s dual enrollment program with BPS, and community partners were invited to join the dinner in Watson Auditorium.
“We try to create a pipeline for BPS students to Wentworth by giving them as much support as possible. This is an opportunity to bring everyone together,” said Christina Mullins, the college access coordinator at Wentworth’s Center for Community and Learning Partnerships.
Posters of quotes from BPS alumni about the Wentworth experience were hung around the room. Derek Wong, a second year civil engineering and applied math double major, said that he benefited from Wentworth’s summer bridge program, RAMP, which includes six weeks of classes the summer before freshman year designed specifically for incoming BPS graduates.
“The RAMP program taught me what resources are available on campus. And I met some of my closest friends there,” said Wong, who attended Boston Latin Academy.
President Zorica Pantić and Sandra Pascal, the associate vice president of community affairs, addressed the 70 attendees. Following the dinner was a question and answer session led by BPS and Wentworth alums Derrick Chery and Nathan Kituuma, who encouraged the current students to network and to not be afraid to ask for help.
- Dennis Nealon