Career Development Center Named for LTG (Ret.) David K. Heebner ’67
On Saturday, June 10, WPI dedicated the Career Development Center to LTG (Ret.) David K. Heebner ’67, at a
celebration for him and his wife Jane and their family. President Grace Wang, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Philip Clay, Vice President for University Advancement Donna Stock, and Peer Advisor Alisha Peeriz ’25 spoke at the dedication, which recognizes Dave’s commitment to his alma mater and his generous philanthropy.
In her remarks, President Wang noted the WPI faculty and staff Heebner credited as positive influences on his life, people like the late Bill Trask who had directed WPI’s Office of Graduate and Career Plans for more than 30 years. “The people who come before us pave the way, and the people who come after us urge the next generation forward,” she said. “There is no more noble calling than changing lives. Thank you, Dave and Jane.”
The center will now be known as the LTG David K. Heebner ’67 U.S. Army (Ret) Career Development Center. New signage has been installed at the offices in Unity Hall to recognize and celebrate Heebner’s support of the center, WPI, and Beyond These Towers: The Campaign for Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Heebner’s philanthropy will make it possible for the Career Development Center to create a team of graduate student peer advisors who understand graduate students’ unique career needs and trajectories and can offer meaningful guidance. His fund will support career-focused fireside chats for students, and opportunities for students to meet potential employers on campus more regularly, between large-scale career fairs.
You can read about Heebner, the impact WPI has had on his life and career, and his motivation for supporting WPI and the Heebner Career Development Center in this Donor Impact profile in the current issue of the WPI Journal.