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January Regional Events

Over winter break, hundreds of alumni, students and parents met across the nation and in Asia to make conversation and lifetime connections. From Facebook's headquarters to a rooftop deck to favorite local restaurants, each night was more than a gathering—it was a homecoming for Falcons far and wide.

Centennial Celebration: Share Your Story

How can we capture a century of talented students, iconic professors and remarkable alumni who’ve changed the business world? Through you. You’re the heart of this historic place—and yours is the story we want to tell for our centennial celebration. 

4 Career Tips from the Fair Trade Movement

Want to get a fair trade job? Or learn from the experts in the industry? Here are four things to keep in mind. 

Alumni Put Data Analytics to Work

Employer demand for data analytics skills is up 82 percent since 2011, according to a study by labor analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies. Meet five alumni living the trend. 

Running the Numbers at Reebok

When it comes to making effective business decisions, data and insight trump intuition every time. It’s a belief that Daniel Goldstein ’06, MBA ’11  has built a career on.

Different Functions, One Goal

Amy (Decarolis) Miller ’88 oversees a lot of different functions at Hewlett Packard Enterprises, all with one goal: customer satisfaction.

Setting a Community Table

Amanda Hesser '93, co-founder of Food52, is the home cook’s mentor, coach and BFF.

An Insider's Look into the Restaurant Business

Rich Rosenthal '81, P '13 fulfilled a teenage dream by opening a restaurant in 1986. Here, he shares wisdom gleaned from three decades in the business.

Cheers! Alumni on Their Liquid Assets

The beverage industry is home to a surprising number of Bentley alumni, including Judy McCloskey-Forsley '84 (pictured), CFO of Shipyard Brewing Company. Meet some of the movers and shakers.  

Six Degrees of Connection

Talk about a legacy. Jim ’85 and Susan (Hicks) Marrano ’81, MBA ’90 and their three children Dan ’13; Erica ’15; and Jim Jr. ’11, MSA ’12 have six (soon to be seven) degrees among them. Their love of Bentley runs deep.

Official of the Court

John Gaffney ’89 spends every November to April all over the map. By day, he is vice president, new business development, at Marsh & McClennan Agency, an employee benefits and risk management firm. Evenings find him hustling up and down the hardwood as a Division I NCAA men’s basketball referee.

High Stakes

“Our mission is to keep honest people honest,” says Michael Morency '02, special investigator with Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. “If we identify dishonesty, we’ll make sure it doesn’t happen here.”  Read the story.

Haute in the City

Grace Atwood '03 has steadily built her passion for style and design into a personal brand, centered around the popular blog Stripes & Sequins.Her personal blog became a bonafide business that also got Atwood the day job she loves. Learn more.

Pay It Forward Thinking

Sitting down recently with Bob Weafer ’68, MSF ’81 and Emily Williams ’14 was like spending time with old friends — even though the pair had met only once before, at Bentley’s annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon. The two share their perspectives as donor and recipient of a scholarship established by Weafer’s parents, Robert and Mary. Read more.

Shining Opportunity

“There’s high unemployment among people with autism — about 80 to 90 percent. That’s because we as a society look at autism as a disability that requires sympathy, rather than a diversity that can be really valuable in the workplace.” Tom D'Eri '11 set out to change that when he founded Rising Tide Car Wash with the express mission of hiring workers with autism. Read more.