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Get Involved

Get Involved

By virtue of your Bentley degree, you’re automatically a member of the Alumni Association. This means you have all the benefits offered to alumni. However, there are a number of ways to get further involved.

Want to test the waters?

Register to attend events in your area to get to know other alumni and representatives from the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends. You can also reach out to your local chapter or an affinity group to learn more or make suggestions.

Current chapters:


Jim Burnham '80
Danielle Parsons '05


Sterling Hawkins ’04


Onic Palandjian '93


John S. Ioakimidis '98
Michael Olson '05


Tim Pauling '83

There are also events and activities in a number of other geographic areas, including:

Albany, NY
Hartford, CT
Puerto Rico
Atlanta, GA
Istanbul, Turkey
Seattle, WA
New Hampshire
South Florida
Baltimore, MD
North Carolina
Washington, D.C.
Chicago, IL

We are always open to your suggestions! If there’s an area where alumni are ready to engage, contact Gary Kelly, senior associate director, Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends, to get started.

Ready to take on more?

Read on for several ways you can interact and engage with Bentley.

Sponsor or host an event.

Individuals and corporations often sponsor social or networking events by providing a space, underwriting the cost or providing great speakers on the latest business topics.

Contact Joseph Dreeszen, senior assistant director, Alumni Association.

Join a planning committee.

If you attend many events in your area, or would like to see more of them, it might be time for you to join your planning committee. Take the reins and shape the future of a regional chapter, affinity group or the Young Alumni Association.

Contact Joseph Dreeszen, senior assistant director, Alumni Association.

Volunteer with Career Services.

Members of the Alumni Association receive career services for life. In addition to benefiting if you are in the job search or changing careers, you also have the opportunity to provide your expertise to other alumni or students. Host a student group at the annual Success in the City event; be a resource for mock interviews; recruit on campus to hire a Bentley student or post a job to hire a graduate.

Contact Barbara Hyle, director, Alumni Career Services.

Join a reunion planning committee.

Celebrating your reunion year is a memorable event that you won’t want to forget. If your class year ends in 1 or 6, your class reunion will take place June 3 to 5, 2016. Jump on board as a reunion committee member to help shape a weekend of fabulous events to reconnect, celebrate and remember Bentley!

Contact Maria DiLorenzo, senior associate director, Alumni & Parent Programs. 

These are just a few of the ways that you can connect with fellow alumni and with Bentley. We’re always open to new ideas. Are you excited about an avenue that’s not mentioned? Now’s your chance to make your mark on the Alumni Association and the next 100 years of Bentley’s future. Contact the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at or 781.891.2025.