May 16, 2011

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The ceremonial "dig"

To celebrate the beginning of two new campus construction projects, Wentworth held a groundbreaking ceremony for the William H. Flanagan Campus Center and the Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering on Saturday, May 14.

These two facilities will promote the academic and social development of Wentworth students. The Flanagan Campus Center will serve as the hub for student life, providing an exciting, student-focused environment through innovative programming and much-needed space for activities, clubs, and organizations, as well as a rejuvenated food services operation. The Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering will create new labs with cutting-edge technology and improved space for students and faculty.

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, a 1988 graduate of Wentworth’s Construction Management program, offered the keynote address at the ceremony. He shared with the nearly 200 attendees the role Wentworth played in his professional career and the impact these buildings will have on the Wentworth community and our nation as the Institute prepares tomorrow’s workforce. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino commented on how these projects work for Wentworth and for the City of Boston, highlighting how they create jobs.

Other key government officials and leadership figures participating in the program included State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez; City Councilor Michael Ross; benefactor William H. Flanagan; Wentworth’s president, Dr. Zorica Pantić; chairman of the Board of Trustees, David Kruger; and Wentworth Student Government president Joseph Kobrianos, BELM ’12.

The projects are expected to be completed for the opening of the Fall 2012 semester.

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