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Veterans from COF Honored in Annual Ceremony
November 12, 2018
Photos by Elizabeth Hartell
Watson Hall played host to the 11th annual Veterans Day Luncheon on November 8 to honor, thank, and remember veterans from Wentworth and the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) communities.
Wentworth alumnus Arthur Strafuss, FSCO ’84, Wentworth adjunct professor, and U.S. Navy veteran served as the event’s keynote speaker. Assistant Professor and U.S. Marine Corp Cpl. Omair Zubairi was the event’s emcee.
Army ROTC cadets from Wentworth and Northeastern posted colors, while members of the COF choir delivered the National Anthem. Also speaking were President Zorica Pantić, U.S. Army Inf. Sgt. Sean Kennedy ’19, and retired Wentworth Professor Joe Schellings. Army ROTC Cadets Simon Chin Lee ’21 and Mary Jane Wilkerson performed the POW*MIA remembrance.
Select photos from the luncheon can be found below or at this link.
Wentworth alumni attending included:
- James Borenstein ‘67
- Donald Champagne ‘62
- Richard Crowell ‘53
- John Dargin ‘67
- Joseph Hanlon ‘86
- David Josselyn ‘66
- John McGrath ‘62
- Jim McLaughlin’84
- Harold Panos ‘66
- Ted Prorok ‘72
- Albert Renaghan’67
- Michael Rocchi ‘68
- Dino Vlahakis ‘54
- Elliott Worcester ‘70
- Donald Wright ’55
- December 7, 2018—A local woman who for years has been a catalyst for neighborhood enrichment programs has received the Boston City Council’s Hispanic Heritage Award for 2018.
- December 6, 2018—The Pinnacle Awards recognize transformative leadership that has enhanced the quality of life in the region. President Pantić was selected in the Health Care, Arts and Education awards category.
- November 19, 2018—How Wentworth is providing tools for Maarouf Barry’s startup to advocate for sustainability and social empowerment.