You are here
‘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.
- February 20, 2018—Zorica Pantić, Ph.D., the first woman to lead Wentworth Institute of Technology, has announced that she will retire next year after a highly productive era marked by historic transformations of the school’s campus and curriculum. Full Story
- February 15, 2018—President Zorica Pantić paid a special visit to a group of Rhode Island high school students February 14 to congratulate them on creating a prosthesis for a nine-year-old boy who was born without the lower part of his left arm. Full Story
- February 12, 2018—An array of colorful animal figurines has made its way into the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons as part of an exhibit entitled “Animal Abstraction.” Full Story