April 09, 2014

Wenner Recognized at Women at Wentworth Event

Dean Wenner (third from left) and President Pantic (fourth from left) pose with students Cherico, Grassetti, Galloway, Barnes, DeLeon, and Mendez-Neff

Wentworth celebrated 42 years of female achievement with its annual Women at Wentworth event on Saturday, March 22, in Watson Auditorium. The day consisted of a brunch and presentation of the Women of the Year Award, followed by a speed networking and mentoring session. Moderators led a variety of 15-to-20 mentoring conversations, and guests spent time at each table throughout the afternoon.

Alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the Wentworth community joined to make contacts, exchange ideas, and strengthen ties, as well as recognize the 2014 woman of the year, Wentworth Dean of Students Annamaria Wenner.

“It was a huge surprise and such an honor,” said Wenner. “Especially knowing that this was the first year they asked alumni to nominate, so to know that I was nominated by alum for them viewing me as mentor was really great.”

Wenner has been at Wentworth for 17 years, and has made a significant impact on the Wentworth student body. One alumna–Margaret Stroh, BMT ’04, a previous Wentworth Bowl recipient–even traveled from New York to see her receive the award. Wenner invited six students (Sarah Cherico, BSA ’17, Isabella Grassetti, BSME ’15, Siobhan Galloway, BMET ’16, Shannon Barnes, BSIS ’16, Leslie DeLeon, BSA ’14, and Anzia Mendez-Neff, BSM ’14) as her official guests to the event.

“As an 18-year-old, I don’t know if I had enough self-confidence to come to a college where you’re only 20 percent of the population,” said Wenner. “I have such respect for our female students and alumnae.” 

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