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The passing of two beloved, long-time business school professors, Art Gerstenfeld and Helen Vassalo, motivated Rev. Dean Jackson's desire to capture the business school's history before access to details were out of reach. So she established an IQP on the history of Business Education at WPI and interviewed a number of students to take it on. Mehmet Seyda Usalan '25, Victoria Grasso '25 and Aiden Callahan '25 were selected and went to work.

For their project they did extensive research on the business school's history and interviewed both present and past business school leadership. Recently they presented their findings for the IQP to the Business School faculty and special guest, Mayor of the City of Worcester, Joseph Petty. 

Their IQP will be visualized in an installation this fall on a wall opposite the Huong Higgins Lab on the second floor of Washburn.


IQP Team with Mayor, Provost & Dean

Pictured left to right: Mayor Joseph Petty, Mayor of Worcester, Seyda Usalan (ME '25), Victoria Grasso (ME '25), Rev. Dean Debora Jackson, Aidan Callahan (BU '25) and Art Heinricher, Interim Senior Vice President and Provost.