May 16, 2014
Altschuler Computer Center Opens
The Altschuler Computer Center, a state-of-the-art facility for computer science and networking, officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 15. The facility was funded in part by a $1 million gift from Samuel Altschuler, Hon. ’08, and his wife Nancy, who were both present for the ceremony.
“This project marks a major step forward for Wentworth in improving educational opportunities for our students and putting them on paths to career success,” said Wentworth President Zorica Pantić.
In the new center, students will gain practical experience related to cyber security, networking engineering, and maintenance, and will have access to industry-standard equipment including Cisco switches and routers, Dell servers, and an EMC storage array.
In addition to President Pantić, Samuel Altschuler, Wentworth Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Michael Masterson, and Assistant Professor Charlie Wiseman all spoke during the ceremony. Also offering words were Samuel and Nancy’s son, Jeffrey Altschuler, BMET ’84 and current Corporator, and their grandson, David, BSCN ’14.
“I have very fond memories here at Wentworth. We had great facilities, but they were nothing like what is here now,” said Jeffrey Altschuler. “I think that the direction Wentworth is moving in is incredibly inspiring.”
Samuel Altschuler echoed his son’s excitement for the future of Wentworth, and shared his pride that his grandson, David, will be among the first students to utilize the new center.
“In order to have a successful career, particularly in technology, it is imperative not only to have a solid education in the classroom, but to gain practical, hands-on experience that translates to the real world,” Samuel Altschuler said. “The center that you see here today is going to provide Wentworth students with invaluable experience that will allow them to hit the ground running as they enter the working world.”
Read more about the Altschuler Computer Center.
- Dennis Nealon