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‘Dedication of a Lifetime’ Showcases New Interdisciplinary Lab, Renamed Construction Management Department
October 17, 2017
From left: Robert Murray, Edward Bond, Jr., President Zorica Pantić, Mike Masterson, Christopher Fogg, and Andrea Fredericks. (Photo by Heratch Ekmekjian)
Wentworth’s 2017 Family & Alumni Weekend got off to a celebratory start on Friday, October 13, with the dedication of the Myles and Eugenia Sweeney Department of Construction Management and the unveiling of the BOND Virtual Design and Construction Lab.
“It’s amazing. I couldn’t be happier,” said Scott Sumner, chair of the newly named department.
The Sweeneys’ contributions to Wentworth include a bequest of between $9 million and $11 million—the largest in the Institute’s history. Myles Sweeney was a Wentworth alumnus from the Class of 1929. His wife, Eugenia, passed away in March 2016.
Edward Bond, Jr., chairman and CEO of BOND and Wentworth trustee emeritus, Wentworth President Zorica Pantić, Wentworth Trustee and BOND President Robert Murray, Board of Trustees Chair Mike Masterson, Christopher Fogg, BCMT ’03, and Andrea Fredericks, BSCM ’19, all spoke and cut the ribbon for the opening of the BOND lab, which will be used by students and faculty from majors including civil engineering and architecture.
“The impact that the BOND Lab will have on the academic life of this institution is immeasurable,” said Pantić.
The Sweeney department was unveiled at a red-carpet ceremony featuring speakers Sumner, Pantić, and Masterson, as well as Provost Eric Overstrӧm, Associate Professor Ilyas Bhatti, and Sam Webb, BSCM ’18.
Paula Sakey, vice president for Institutional Advancement, served as the emcee for the evening.
Photos from the event, as well as a video about Myles and Eugenia Sweeney, can be seen below.
- June 11, 2018—In recognition of Mayor Walsh’s achievements and leadership for the City of Boston, Wentworth will be presenting him with an honorary doctor of engineering degree, honoris causa.
- June 1, 2018—A group of professors at Wentworth Institute of Technology has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to test the strength of a new superconducting wire for potential use with high field magnets.
- May 18, 2018—Mike Johnson, BELM ’05, and Rob Kodadek, BELM ’05, whose company has worked on the Saturday Night Live studio and Super Bowl XLIX, among other projects, created a lighting module that inspired a world of creativity in Wentworth’s junior industrial design studio.