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(Photo) Shivani Kumar, of West Boylston, received his Masters in Civil Engineering from WPI. She was a lecturer for beginning students.
She received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
She now works for the IBI Group in Boston as a Transportation Engineer.
The following local students have recently graduated from Holy Cross: Caroline Fital, from Bolton, with distinction; and Tiernan Naughton, by Clinton.
Fital, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, majored in Russian studies and theater. She received the Robert Edmond Jones Medal Award for Excellence in Design and Technology in recognition of her achievements in theater in recognition of her academic excellence and sense of service.
David Dray, of Lancaster, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science from Grove City College.
(pic) The Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at Worcester State University has announced that the West Boylston native composer and student Julien wagner, Class of ’22, recently participated in a virtual showcase of original musical compositions as part of VPA’s Spring 2021 Virtual Extreme Artery, an initiative that showcased a variety of visual and performative works over the course of 15 consecutive days with an emphasis on making student art accessible to the online community.
Wagner, a major in visual and performing arts and a minor in music composition and technology, participated by presenting original music titled “Sketch for Brass Quartet”, “Score for Video: Spiders”, “Theme for a Villain”, ” Score for Video: Driving in New Mexico ”and“ The Long Walk of the Year ”.
The music continues to be available online through the “Visual and Performing Arts at Worcester State University” channel on YouTube.com. On the channel, Wagner’s music can be accessed in a May 4 presentation entitled “Spring 2021 Student Music Compositions”.
“Julian and his fellow student composers have demonstrated exceptional technical skill and musicality when presenting original compositions in the spring of 2021, and it is an honor to be able to present this professional collection of works,” said Kyle Martin, Worcester State music teacher and applied music coordinator. “Making our students’ work more accessible through online efforts has continued to inspire us through unprecedented times. ”
Wagner also performed Jobim’s “Sabia” on guitar with Professor VPA and guitarist Carlos Odria in Extreme Artery’s “Mosaic of Music” presentation. Additionally, on May 19, Wagner presented an additional original composition “The Disturbed Hero’s Plight”. Both works are also available on VPA’s YouTube channel.
Zachary phillips, of West Boylston, graduated from Lasell University with a BA in Criminal Justice.
At WPI, all undergraduate students are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to address a significant societal need or problem.
Jake franklin, from Bolton, majoring in Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2022, completed the “Documenting Change: Nashoba Regional High School Mascot” project with Mandi, India;
Justin schoepke, from Bolton, majoring in Aerospace Engineering, class of 2022, completed the project “Designing a Waste Tracking Method for Worcester” with the Worcester Community Project Center; and
Alyssa whitley, from West Boylston, majoring in Chemical Engineering, class of 2022, completed the “Designing a Weather Lab to Go Back” project with Farm Stay, Paxton.
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