The WPI Hall of Luminaries celebrates Worcester Polytechnic Institute and its long history of theory and practice by honoring the individuals who have brought about the most extraordinary accomplishments to society. The inductees are members of the WPI community who have achieved the pinnacle of their professions or have made exceptional contributions to humanity or to their field. We induct individuals on a bi-annual basis and honor them in a public exhibit on the third floor of the Rubin Campus Center.

2019 Induction and Celebration

Thursday, October 24
Induction Ceremony, 3:00 p.m.
Alden Memorial
Exhibit Viewing and Reception, 4:30 p.m.
Odeum Lobby

Congratulations to our 2019 Luminaries

Joseph Adams 1975
Robert Beckett 1957, Hon. 2013
Harold Black 1921, Hon. 1955*
George Cowan 1941, Hon. 2002*
Howard Freeman 1940, Hon. 1996*
Scott Harris 1982
Milton Higgins*
Debora Jackson 1989 MS, 2000 MS
Charles Thompson, Founder*
Emory Washburn, Founder*
These individuals inspire our community and light the way for others.