Study Abroad Students Among Those Invited to Global Citizens Gala
June 7, 2019
Pictured are Piscitello, Larue, Kuran, Figueiredo Mendes, Frederick Driscoll, Jean Driscoll, Alborz, and Ghiz.
Wentworth community members were thinking globally when they gathered to help raise funds for middle and high school UN Education programs.
Billed as a “world class evening of diplomacy, dinner, and dancing celebrating global leaders and civic education,” the 2019 Global Citizens Gala was held June 1 and hosted by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB). More than 300 local diplomats, business leaders, academics, and cultural and nonprofit community members took part.
Among those in attendance were three students with international ties: recent study abroad returnee Nick Piscitello, Electromechanical Engineering, as well as Gabriela Kuran, Civil Engineering, and Catarina Figueiredo Mendes, Civil Engineering, who recently presented international papers. Also attending were Wentworth alumnus and former study abroad student Marc Larue, Electromechnical Engineering ’11; Dean Frederick Driscoll, College of Engineering and Computer Science; Dr. Nakisa Alborz, Chair of the Interdisciplinary Engineering Department; and Alexandra Ghiz, assistant to the dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Wentworth has long had a partnership with the UNAGB, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies for the group’s Model UN program for the past five years. Model UN allows young people to step into the role of diplomats negotiating solutions to complex global issues, such as human rights and climate change
The university currently offers study abroad opportunities in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Spain, Ireland, Netherlands, and France.
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