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My Bentley Story by June Doucette-Burr

Many things occurred at Bentley School of accounting and Finance, 921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA for those of us who were in the minority at the Evening Division. We were ages 18 to ??? Most of us worked at bookkeeping by day and wanted to be able to advance to a better paying position. We all put in a lot of time and effort going to class and studying. We also gave time and energy to our sorority Beta Sigma Alpha, of which I was president one year. Under the leadership of Dorothea Connors we had installations at the Lutheran Church in Cambridge. We also had tea, sandwiches and desserts delivered for the occasion. Many life changing decisions were made in the “Ladies Lounge” on the first floor. In the picture on the first page of graduation, I’m third from the left in the first row on the stage of the Shubert Theater, Tremont St., Boston, MA. Lorraine Fitzpatrick is the second from the left. You can see the men far outnumbered the ladies. I understand that is not the case today. Two of the many professors I studied with were Professor Doyle and Gregory H. Adamian for Commercial Law. Dorothea Connors often opened her home to sorority members and when I was married she and her friend came for dinner. Years later, two of my daughters, Judith and Michelle Doucette, also graduated from Bentley College with degrees.


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