Graduating Online Students Making Journey from Utah and Texas for Commencement
April 24, 2019
To get to his commencement at Wentworth this Sunday, Robert W. Martin, 55, is flying more than 2,000 miles. Martin, who earned his master’s degree in Facility Management online through the College of Professional and Continuing Education, is winding his way to campus from his home in Layton, Utah, just north of Salt Lake City.
Martin, who received his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix, began working as a locksmith with his father when he was 14 years old. He said he is hoping to expand his professional horizons with his new Wentworth degree. His wife, two of his three sons from Utah, and brother and sister-in-law from Florida are joining him at Wentworth to celebrate his degree.
“I’m really looking forward to this,” said Martin, who is making his first trip to Boston and Wentworth.
And speaking of CPCE, online degree recipients and the spring 2019 commencement, Kevin Seaver started taking classes at Wentworth as an undergrad in fall of 2007 before leaving to serve in the U.S. Navy. He moved to Dallas upon completing his service and decided to finish his Wentworth degree online via CPCE. He is graduating on Sunday with a bachelor’s degree in Project Management, also with family members in tow.
- May 16, 2019—The announcement signals a new official varsity sport for the university.
- May 16, 2019—Allison Lange, a leading expert on the suffrage movement and the amendment, has been curating with the help of Wentworth students an exhibition titled, “Can She Do It? Massachusetts Debates a Woman’s Right to Vote” at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
- May 6, 2019—On May 10 and 11, a team of 12 Wentworth faculty, staff, and students will run 200 miles in Massachusetts from Hull to South Yarmouth over the course of 24 hours.