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Wentworth's New VP of Advancement Built Reputation in Health Care and Higher Education


Crate Herbert, a pathbreaking fundraiser for health care programs and academia, has been named vice president of Institutional Advancement at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

“Crate is a mission-driven leader with more than two decades of development experience,” said Wentworth President Mark A. Thompson. “She has distinguished herself throughout her career by establishing highly effective collaborations in large and small organizations.”

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Lacrosse Player on Co-op in Israel Named Person of the Week

Wentworth Professor Mark Pasnik Included on Out100 List

Wentworth Professor Mark Pasnik (Architecture) has been honored as part of Out Magazine’s 26th annual

CM Club Earns First Place in Associated Schools of Construction Annual Competition

Members of the Construction Management Club at Wentworth Institute of Technology earned something we can all be thankful for this holiday season: A first place showing at the Associated Schools of Construction’s annual ASC Region 1 Student Competition.

Wentworth's New VP of Advancement Built Reputation in Health Care and Higher Education

Crate Herbert, a pathbreaking fundraiser for health care programs and academia, has been named vice president of Institutional Advancement at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

“Crate is a mission-driven leader with more than two decades of development experience,” said Wentworth President Mark A. Thompson. “She has distinguished herself throughout her career by establishing highly effective collaborations in large and small organizations.”

Advice For Work and Careers: What’s Changed; What Hasn’t

Robbin Beauchamp joined Wentworth Institute of Technology as director of Cooperative Education and Career Development in September 2014.  With more than 25 years of college career services and human resources experience, she is an expert in the job-searching and career-launching arenas. The Department of Marketing and Communications spoke to her amid the economic upheaval caused by the pandemic.

From an attitude standpoint for job seekers and career builders during the pandemic, what is your advice for staying upbeat and maintaining momentum?

Student Channels Famed Art Collector and Philanthropist Isabella Stewart Gardner

A block away from Wentworth Institute of Technology sits one of the more storied and revered art collections in the country. Wentworth student Luana Vala decided to pay tribute to it and the building’s namesake, Isabella Stewart Gardner.

Vala and her “Boston History” classmates were asked by Associate Professor Ella Howard to propose a monument to a significant figure in Boston's history. Vala chose Gardner, the famed philanthropist and art collector, for her inspiration.

The Importance of Honoring our Veterans on 11/11/2020

Veterans Day 2020 falls on November 11. Wentworth Institute of Technology has planned a virtual tribute to our servicemen and servicewomen beginning at 11:11 a.m. In anticipation of the event, the Department of Marketing and Communications spoke to Michael Siegel, Ed.D., SFC, U.S. Army (Ret.), the first director of Military-Connected Services at Wentworth. Siegel joined the university on June 15, 2020.

Candid Conversations: Civic Engagement Part II

In Part I of our discussion on civic engagement, we spoke about reasons for getting involved and what our panel has seen from students in 2020. In this edition, we dive into what you can do beyond the presidential election, as well as why there’s reason to be hopeful about the future of democracy.

Candid Conversations: Why is Voting Important?

Confusing deadlines. Mail-in vs. absentee ballot debates. Last-minute Supreme Court decisions. Voting during a pandemic. If civic engagement in 2020 has felt overwhelming to you, you’re not alone.

To help sort through some of the noise, we spoke with faculty and staff about ways to get involved and stay involved, why voting is so important and how optimism ultimately wins the day.

Faculty Share Teaching Insights and Learning Strategies During the COVID-19 Era

Using innovative learning technology, increasing student engagement and focusing on well-being, Wentworth’s faculty and staff have been successfully charting a new course for students this semester as the university entered week eight of a 15-week schedule.

These educators recently shared some of their best and promising practices and strategies to lead the way in a time marked by a heightened social awareness and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Softball Coach Erica Castro Reveals Her Number-One Goal for Students

Wentworth’s Erica Castro, head softball coach, recently took part in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Coaches Panel to talk about influences, the path she took to become a coach and advice they would have for current student-athletes.

Princeton Review Features Wentworth in 2021 Guide to Green Colleges

Wentworth Institute of Technology is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company features Wentworth in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition.

Wentworth’s NAAB-accredited M.Arch Program Earns Federal STEM Designation and IPAL Approval

In the summer of 2020, The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) approved Wentworth’s IPAL proposal, or Integrated Path to Architecture Licensure, giving architecture students the ability to earn their licenses in less time by incorporating experience and examination into their education.

Washington Post Quotes Professor Allison Lange after Harris-Pence Debate

Wentworth Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Allison Lange spoke with The Washington Post after the recent vice-presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and current Vice President Mike Pence.

Lange notes in the article “Kamala Harris and the shameful history of slamming women as 'unlikable’” that women have long been considered outsiders in politics and that people today continue to lock them out.

Baja Buggy Student Car Project Races Onward

The pandemic has not slowed down Wentworth’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja club in their quest to build and enhance their Baja buggy race car.

Members of the Class of 2020 started the project on campus, but were forced to close up shop temporarily at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak. The student group pushed onward, deciding to focus on creating design tools as opposed to physical design when they moved to a virtual platform. The group focused on the front suspension and steering, drivetrain, rear suspension, and braking of the buggy.

Wentworth Offering Virtual CO-OP + CAREER Fairs

Job hunters everywhere are encountering new sets of frustrations and speed bumps in their attempts to navigate the formidable COVID-19 employment landscape. But for students and alumni at Wentworth Institute of Technology, some much-needed help is on the way.

In October, the university’s Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development is conducting three virtual recruiting events, each targeted to specific majors and industries. In total, the fairs are expected to attract about 80 businesses.

The sessions are:

New Online Resource Offers Identity-Based Career Support

Many organizations have made concerted efforts to diversify their workforces in recent years, as well as create a more inclusive environment for employees of varying backgrounds and cultural identities. At the same time, students and alumni are seeking increased support and access opportunities. Employers, employees and job seekers now have a new resource in CO-OPS + CAREERS’ Work + Identity.

Studying the Past to Predict the Future

There is much to learn about the future by studying ancient civilizations of the past, according to Jody Gordon, associate professor in Wentworth Institute of Technology’s School of Sciences and Humanities. And he believes these lessons translate especially well to engineering, entrepreneurship and similar disciplines.

Professor Bhatti Answers Governor’s Call

Ilyas Bhatti keeps answering the call.

The esteemed associate professor of construction management at Wentworth Institute of Technology has accepted Massachusetts Gov. Charles D. Baker’s invitation to serve on the state’s Designer Selection Board. The new post, Bhatti’s third gubernatorial appointment across several decades, marks a resumption of his track record of public service for Massachusetts and the City of Boston.

Wentworth’s Ilyas Bhatti Accepts Third Gubernatorial Appointment

Ilyas Bhatti keeps answering the call.

The esteemed associate professor of construction management at Wentworth Institute of Technology has accepted Massachusetts Gov. Charles D. Baker’s invitation to serve on the state’s Designer Selection Board. The new post, Bhatti’s third gubernatorial appointment across several decades, marks a resumption of his track record of public service for Massachusetts and the City of Boston.