Celebrate Founders Day on Wednesday, November 13 at the Fountain!
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
FOUNDER: Emory Washburn
Mr. Washburn was recently inducted into the second class of Hall of Luminaries. As governor of Massachusetts, Emory Washburn promoted the establishment of the Institute at the state level, helped secure its charter, and petitioned for $50,000 in support of its founding. Like his fellow founders, he was concerned with educating a forward-thinking workforce for Worcester County and recognized the Institute’s capacity to advance industry, individuals, and the community for generations. After one term as governor, he returned to the legal profession, and was known for establishing one of the largest and most successful law practices in Worcester County.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Cake (chocolate and vanilla cake available until its gone)
10-10:15 a.m.: Reading of The Two Towers: Stephen Kmiotek ’80
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Goats Galore! Visit, pet and take selfies with two goats from Silk Fields Farm owned by Kim Goldinger P ’23.
11 a.m.-11:15 a.m.: Reading of The Two Towers: Pat Guida ’83
Noon-12:15 p.m.: Reading of The Two Towers: Peggy Isaacson
1-1:15 p.m.: Reading of The Two Towers: Martha Cyr MS ’87, PhD ’97
2 p.m.: Event Ends
Founders Day t-shirts will be given away to current students at select times throughout the duration of the event.