Alumnus Gives Back in Gratitude



Emmanuel Akese ’10, ’11

Emmanuel Akese ’10, ’11 recently volunteered on WPI’s Black Alumni Panel hosted by the Heebner Career Development Center (CDC), as a way to give back to his alma mater. Acknowledging generations of committed WPI supporters for the positive impact they had on his life, Emmanuel says, “Like many alumni, WPI set me up for a successful career. That is because those who came before me devoted their time to ensure students got the necessary support and had access to the good counsel and guidance of engaged alumni. The least I could do was to make myself available for support so that those after me can also benefit.”


“I always look back with gratitude for the education, training, and experience I received at WPI. It prepared me to have a great start to my career, and I continue to lean on the core principles and discipline of my WPI education.”
Emmanuel Akese ’10, ’11

Reflecting on his WPI experience, Emmanuel says, “My experience at WPI was great overall. I appreciated the rigorous environment and the project-based education which prepares students to hit the ground running from day one after graduation.”

With a BS in industrial engineering and an MBA, Emmanuel currently works in the Military Engines organization of Pratt & Whitney, (an RTX company) where he leads operations at three depots responsible for the repair and overhaul of Pratt & Whitney’s F117-PW-100 Engine.