Introduction

Bill "Tuna" Trask bobble head figurine

Bill "Tuna" Trask Bobblehead

William Foley Trask and his wife Ruth came to WPI in 1958. Nearly 60 years later, Tuna’s still here...

Bill “Tuna” Trask is a true WPI Wonder. He is the human center of an expansive social
network of WPI students, alumni, faculty, and staff - five decades in the making. During
his working years as Assistant Dean of Men and Director of Placement, Bill held the
proverbial keys to campus homes and future careers. 

Many stayed in touch. Many still do. Much of what was shared over the years was kept.

This exhibit tells the tale of the man many of us lovingly, if sometimes exasperatedly, call “Tuna!” Walk through Bill’s life in his own words and documents, images, and objects he collected over the years and experince the legacy he is sharing with us all.