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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to Deliver August Commencement Keynote Address
June 11, 2018
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Summer Commencement on Sunday, August 19.
The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.
“Wentworth Institute of Technology is an institution that brings tremendous honor to the City of Boston. It’s incredibly rewarding to deliver the commencement address before many deserving graduates, their families, and the faculty and staff who all helped them reach this important day,” Walsh said.
During his tenure, Mayor Walsh previously participated in the October 2014 ribbon cutting for the Apartments@525 Huntington Avenue and the June 2017 groundbreaking for the new multipurpose academic building for engineering, innovation, and sciences. In October 2015, he chose Wentworth’s campus to announce a $3 million grant to expand apprenticeship opportunities through the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development.
In recognition of Walsh’s achievements and leadership for the City of Boston, Wentworth will be presenting him with an honorary doctor of engineering degree, honoris causa.
- 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.
- May 4, 2018—Gilbane has partnered with Wentworth faculty members to form a hands-on educational program around its design and construction, including bi-weekly site tours, an evening lecture series focused on construction and design discipline.
- April 27, 2018—Wentworth students are meeting with coordinators from the Boston Public Health Commission and noting several ways the 112 Southampton Shelter can become more energy efficient.