Yankee Editor At Large to Head WPI's Transformations Magazine

Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616

Worcester, Mass. - January 17, 2003 - Carol A. Cambo has been hired as the first, full-time editor of Transformations: A Journal of People and Change, the official alumni publication of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Cambo joins WPI after a five-year stint at Yankee Magazine, the magazine of New England living, most recently as editor at large. Transformations was launched in 2002 as a quarterly periodical building on the 106-year heritage of the WPI Journal, the university's first alumni magazine.

As editor of Transformations, Cambo aims to produce a magazine that is interesting, useful and relevant to WPI alumni as well as the general public. She will develop content to highlight WPI's alumni, students, faculty and staff. She is charged with overseeing all aspects of the magazine, from editing, writing and assigning stories, to managing production, printing and distribution. She reports to Michael W. Dorsey, WPI's director of communications and the former acting editor of Transformations.

"Having an accomplished editor like Carol dedicated full time to Transformations enables us to further raise the bar on the quality of our university publications," says George S. Flett, WPI's associate vice president of marketing. "We will be able learn from one of the best examples of consumer magazine publishing in Yankee, while fulfilling our mission of telling the stories of people transformed by WPI's unique approach to education - positioned at the crossroads of technology and the humanities."

While at Yankee, Cambo was a member of the senior editorial staff with wide ranging editorial, management, promotional and marketing duties. This included writing, editing and assigning stories for the magazine; launching new home, food and garden sections; overseeing Web components of the magazine; and representing Yankee Publishing on television and radio programs throughout New England.

Her 14 years of editorial management experience also includes positions as editor of the Phillips Exeter Academy alumni magazine, newsletters and brochures; co-author of New England Camping, a travel guidebook for Avalon Travel Publishing; and freelance writer of hundreds of feature articles for publications such as The Boston Globe, Preservation, Hope Magazine, Connecticut Magazine, Yoga Journal, UNH Magazine and CD Review.

Cambo earned a B.A. in communications, magna cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire. Recently, she has been pursuing graduate course work at Boston University's School of Journalism, and completed the Stonecoast Writer's Conference at the University of Southern Maine.

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865, WPI is a pioneer in technological higher education. WPI was the first university to understand that students learn best when they have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom to the solution of important problems. Today its students, working in teams at more than 20 project centers around the globe, put their knowledge and skills to work as they complete professional-level work that can have an immediate positive impact on society.

WPI's innovative, globally focused curriculum has been recognized by leaders in industry, government and academia as the model for the technological education of tomorrow. Students emerge from this program as true technological humanists, well rounded, with the confidence, the interpersonal skills and the commitment to innovation they need to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives.

The university awarded its first advanced degree in 1898. Today, its first-rate research laboratories support master's and Ph.D. programs in more than 30 disciplines in engineering, science and the management of technology. Located in the heart of the region's biotechnology and high-technology sectors, WPI has built research programs - including the largest industry/university alliance in North America - that have won it worldwide recognition.