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Alumni Spotlight

Your Alumni Association has evolved to better meet the needs of Bentley alumni. Perhaps Global Alumni Board Chairperson, P.J. Neal '02, puts it best: “The lines of communication are open,” he says. “We want to hear from alumni: What kinds of services do you want? How would you like to be involved? We’re here, and we’re ready to listen.”

Interested in reconnecting with Bentley, David Castine '07, Baltimore, Md., turned his interest into action. Find out how David worked with Bentley's Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends to bring alumni together in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Jonathan Kay '08 is certainly making waves with his new business venture, Apptopia: an online marketplace where developers can sell their mobile applications, including code, ownership, users and intellectual property. In fact, upon learning Kay's six-month business plan, Dallas Mavericks owner and star of ABC's Shark Tank, Mark Cuban, committed $500,000 in support of the project on the spot!

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, President Gloria Cordes Larson shared a special message with members of Bentley's community of alumni, parents and friends, providing an update from campus and expressing her thoughts and concerns for those affected by this historic storm.

As Lead Manager of the Artisan International Value Fund, Samra practices a disciplined style of value investing - an approach made famous by Warren Buffett - that identifies stocks trading for less than their intrinsic value.

Having spent 20-plus years in corporate accounting and finance, Susan Gorman can still be startled by the words on her current business card: Interim President, New England School of Acupuncture. 

The housing market may be a bit unsteady, but the popularity of real estate search site Trulia continues to grow, and Ken Shuman is doing everything he can to spread the word.

Arik Levy's unique business grew from a pretty typical problem: long hours at the office made it difficult to accomplish personal errands. Retrieving his dry cleaning was a particular chore, so he launched a service that allows people to drop off and pick up laundry at their convenience.

Raised in a family that stressed the importance of helping others, Prashanth Gubbala is applying these lessons as a Peace Corps volunteer in the southeast African country of Malawi. 

Dave Pietrycha’s career at NBC has a great backstory. He started as the finance manager for the NBC store at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and is now CFO for NBC News.

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