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#Bentley100 Stories

Centennial Celebration


How do you capture 100 years of Bentley history? It’s a story best told by those who lived it.

Take a moment to read some of the stories submitted by Bentley community members from around the globe. And be sure to add your Bentley story (i.e., a personal reflection, memory, experience, etc.) to the collection. Don’t forget to attach an image or link to a video, as well.

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Amanda Condrin
Student, Dover, Massachusetts

Bentley was one of the first schools I looked at on my college road trip. I knew I wanted to go to college in, or close to, New England, because I have always been a homebody.

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Jess Fonseca
Student, Billerica, Massachusetts

The minute I set foot on campus, I knew I wanted to go to Bentley.

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Daniel Sullivan
Alumnus/a, Dedham, Massachusetts

I entered Bentley in September, 1982 as a transfer student from Massachusetts Bay Community College. Therefore, I only had two years with my classmates, while most Bentley students were there for 4 years and beyond.

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Brooke Jameson
Student, Bedford, Massachusetts

Growing up as the younger of 2 children, my parents joked that my sister or I should be falcons one day. As members of the class of '85 alumni, my mom and dad were brought together at this university- which my grandfather and aunt also attended.

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Thomas Hughes
Alumnus/a, Colleyville, Texas

I was looking for a business school in the Boston area, having fallen in love with my Dad's birth town (Marblehead).

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Courtney O'Regan
Student, Athol, Massachusetts

I drove by Bentley while visiting dozens of other colleges with no intentions of it becoming my future home. I never considered studying business until my mom mentioned we take a quick "drive through" campus.

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Holly Fagan
Alumnus/a, Medway, Massachusetts

My life would not be the same today without Bentley. I met incredible lifelong friends as well as my husband at Bentley; so it will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Marcelo Sá
Alumnus/a, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I feel lucky for having experienced Bentley in many different ways. Coming from Brazil, I was "adopted" by my roommate's family and "became" a Sforza, calling Trumbull,Conn. home on Easters and Thanksgivings.

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Victor Suski
Alumnus/a, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Started Video Game LAN Center after college. Started premier College Esports league and work with many partners across the country to promote and expand Esports culture and tournaments not only in the Boston area, but also throughout the USA

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Ito Santiago
Alumnus/a, Orlando, Florida

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and went to Bentley from 1979-1983.

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Robert Caron
Alumnus/a, Northborough, Massachusetts

I have been associated with Bentley since 1970. My affiliation includes being an employee, student, alumnus (double falcon) and donor.

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In 1953, I left my hometown of Moose River, Maine to attend the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance. Little did I know the impact Bentley would have on my life.
-David Hughey '55
Meredith, New Hampshire
Nancy Wine
Alumnus/a, Waltham, Massachusetts

Bentley saved my life. At 19 years old, I didn't know what I wanted to do in life. My parents said I could go to any college and study whatever I wanted...just go to college. I decided to attend Bentley part-time.

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Julia Mendes
Student, Waltham, Massachusetts

Growing up just a few short miles from campus I have always dreamed of the moment I would be able to call myself a Bentley Falcon.

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Sara Abdulaal
Student, Massachusetts

Growing up and coming from all the way across this side of the world, Bahrain. I am currently a Bentley student and I'm sharing one of the most exciting classes at Cape Cod.

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Heather Wright Karlson
Alumnus/a, Massachusetts

As a young girl, I remember visiting my aunt who was a undergrad at Bentley and going to watch her boyfriend play for the Bentley Soccer team. The day they graduated there were downpours.

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Kristine Anderson
Alumnus/a, Dedham, Massachusetts

In the fall of 1989, I started taking classes at the New England Banking Institute/New England College of Business and Finance in the evenings to pursue my Associates Degree in Business Administration in Banking Studies.

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Roland "Sticks"/"Palitos" Clough
Alumnus/a, Darien, Connecticut

I grew up in a small town in central NH without much exposure to the world or even a city for that matter. I wasn't a great student, but I was already investing and knew I wanted to study Finance.

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Perry St. Louis
Alumnus/a, South Portland, Maine

I attended Bentley College from 1980-1983. I worked as an audio-visual guy pushing around overhead projectors and television sets to the Classroom Building and Lindsay Hall for use during class presentations - this was my "work-study" job.

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Brianna Nichols
Student, Arlington, Massachusetts

Transferring to Bentley was the greatest decision I have ever made. When I decided I wanted to be a business major, I knew that I wanted to be at the best business school and that school is Bentley.

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Jeremiah O'Sullivan
Student, Andover, Massachusetts

After graduating from high school in 1963, I tried to continue my education but was not a good student. I had been accepted to attend Bentley College on Boylston Street, but opted for another institution.

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Paul Stanish
Staff, Gardner, Massachusetts

I'm not even sure where to start this Bentley story. I'm not only fortunate to be a graduate of Bentley, but over the past 12+ years I've worked in the Student Affairs Division at the institution.

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David Hughey
Alumnus/a, Meredith, New Hampshire

In 1953, I left my hometown of Moose River, Maine to attend the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance. Little did I know the impact Bentley would have on my life.

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Guilda Hilaire
Alumnus/a, Hyde Park, Massachusetts

I can't believe it's been 16 years since I graduated from Bentley...I was drawn to Bentley for its international focus, rigorous curriculum and international student body. At Bentley, I challenged myself more than I have ever before.

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