Alumna Appointed WPI Corporate Relations Director

Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616

WORCESTER, Mass. - Terry Schmidt of Worcester, Mass., who received her bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering from WPI in 1992, recently joined the University Relations team as director of corporate relations. She is responsible for building long-term relationships between WPI and corporations.

A native of Nashua, N.H., Schmidt was an active member the WPI community during her undergraduate days. She was a resident advisor, chairman of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, president of the Newman Club, and an active member of the Big Brother/Big Sister organization, the Student Activities Board and the Woman's Chorale. She was also inducted into the Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Mu Epsilon engineering honor societies. She has served her alma mater as a member of her Class's Board of Directors, campus coordinator for the GE/WPI executive team, and an alumni admissions volunteer.

After graduation Schmidt spent two years in General Electric's manufacturing Management Program, working for the company's Medical Systems, Corporate Research and Development, and Industrial Power Systems divisions. For the last three years, she was employed in GE's Electrical Distribution and Control Division in Auburn, Maine. During her time at GE, she held various positions in manufacturing, facilities, sourcing and quality. In November 1996 she completed her M.B.A. at New Hampshire College's Brunswick, Maine, campus.