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Wentworth Community Poses for ‘University’ Status
October 2, 2017
Faculty and staff pose in the shape of a "U" in Tansey Gymnasium (Photo by Joshua Touster)
Wentworth President Zorica Pantić, front, center, joined students and staff and faculty members Sept. 22 for a photo opportunity to celebrate the Institute’s new status in Massachusetts as a full-fledged, official university—113 years after the school was founded.
The state Department of Higher Education approved the new status in July, after Wentworth established graduate programs in four distinct professional fields of study and demonstrated that the Institute has the faculty, facilities, and resources necessary to support sound graduate programs.
Over the past eight years, Wentworth has developed graduate programs in design, management, engineering, and science.
The departments of Human Resources and Institutional Advancement planned the university status celebration (with commemorative T-shirts) to fall during the annual Welcome Back barbecue for staff and faculty members. Students marked the milestone for Wentworth with a celebratory cake and decorations in the cafeteria in Beatty Hall.
- 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