EPIC Design Studio Named for Lorraine A. Tegan

College of Engineering Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen and John Tegan (MFG'88) at the naming of the Lorraine A. Tegan Design Studio
College of Engineering Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen and John Tegan (MFG'88) at the naming of the Lorraine A. Tegan Design Studio

College of Engineering Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen welcomed John Tegan (MFG’88) and several members of his family to campus on Monday, November 24 for the dedication of the design studio in the Engineering Product Innovation Center in honor of Tegan’s mother, Lorraine A. Tegan.

Noting that John Tegan recently made a substantial gift to the College, Lutchen said, “John Tegan’s support for EPIC and for the College of Engineering will impact literally every undergraduate who comes through the College for many years to come. All undergraduates will work in the Lorraine A. Tegan Design Studio during their time here.”

Tegan, who serves on the College’s Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board, said, “My mother, Lorraine Tegan, was a lifelong educator and mathematician. Supporting EPIC is a wonderful way for me to honor her memory and all that she meant to me.”

EPIC opened earlier this year as a cutting-edge facility that allows students to learn the entire concept-to-deployment innovation process. It provides a place where students can develop their ideas for new products, design them, create prototypes and learn the advanced manufacturing process. The Lorraine A. Tegan Design Studio will serve as the space where students can work out their design ideas using paper and pencil, or computers.

John Tegan is the CEO of Communication Technology Services, a Marlboro, Massachusetts-based leader in the design, engineering and installation of distributed antenna systems. For more than two decades, he has helped transform CTS from a small, family business into a national telecommunications services corporation with more than 500 employees. More than 5,000 of its systems can be found in hospitals, hotels, college campuses, stadiums, theme parks, government buildings, airports and other venues across the country.