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ALANA Experience

This year's ALANA Experience Program will take place Sunday, August 30th to Thursday, September 3rd, 2015. The program will bring first-year ALANA students to campus 4.5 days early to meet other incoming and upperclassmen ALANA students, get acclimated to life at the university, and build tools for academic and personal success. The student coordinators, the upperclassmen leaders, the faculty and staff, all of us here at Bentley can't wait to meet you! Want to check out last year's program? View our gallery of photos below!

During the ALANA Experience, you will:

  1. Learn how to succeed academically and socially
  2. Explore Bentley services and resources 
  3. Meet faculty, staff and administrators
  4. Network with corporate partners and Bentley ALANA alumni at special events and workshops
  5. Join the ASAP mentorship program

There is also a family component to the program where parents, families and friends (up to 4 per student) can attend and participate in a session that will answer any last minute questions they might have! 

NOTE: Registration for both the student and family programs closed August 6th, 2015. No late registration will be permitted at this time.


ALANA Student Advancement Program

Through the ALANA Student Advancement Program (A.S.A.P), we pair freshman and sophomore students with upperclass mentors to create a support system for navigating life at Bentley and promoting academic and social development.

Typically, mentees are first year students and mentors are juniors, with the relationship sustained throughout the mentee’s first two years at Bentley. Matches are made based on factors such as common personal interests, academic programs, and others. After completing the program, mentees then are able to become mentors for the incoming freshman class.

Students who participate in the ASAP program get better grades in class, enter leadership positions quicker, and tend to be more academically, socially, and professionally prepared at Bentley and beyond!

Applying to A.S.A.P

Applications are now being accepted for both mentees and mentors. Click the links to apply online to be either mentee or a  mentor. For more information, contact Nina DeAgrela at 781.891.2971 or ndeagrela@bentley.edu.

This year's coordinators are Stephanie Wehby and Jassiely Gonzalez.

 


Summer Transition Education Program

The Summer Transition Education Program (STEP) provides college admission support for high-potential students who may have faced academic, socioeconomic, or personal challenges beyond their control.  

Its benefits include:

  • Funding for Bentley’s Orientation program (for all new students) and a six-week residential program (exclusively for STEP students)
  • Two free summer courses
  • Monitoring of your academic progress
  • Mentoring, academic advising and tutoring
  • Counseling, support and referrals
  • Networking and professional development opportunities

For more information look at the Summer Transition Education Program (STEP) page. 

Get to know the STEP Class of 2018!


 Men/Women's Group 

The Multicultural Center seeks to empower men and women through programs of enlightenment, enrichment, and fulfillment through various activities and discussions put on by various staff from across the campus. Throughout the year both the Men’s Group and Coming Full Circle (Women’s Group) meet individually and occasionally together each month for discussion groups and informational meetings. Both groups were created to have students interact with one another and to build a sense of community among each other and the Bentley community as a whole. Specifically:

Coming Full Circle (Women's Group)  

                                        

Coming Full Circle consists of women faculty, staff, and students of color. Our goal is to allow college age young women to come together for fellowship, dialogue, social and professional networking.  Coming Full Circle ( CFC) will build up presentation and leadership skill that will allow them to use these refined skills in the classroom, in organizations and  the work place. Coming Full Circle holds their yearly retreat in the fall in late October.

                                                       Coming Full Circle Retreat Application

For more information, contact Claudette Blot at 781.891.2142 or cblot@bentley.edu

Men's Group

                                 

The Men’s Group consists of men faculty, staff, and students of color.  Our goal is to develop a sense of community at Bentley by supporting and educating one another about life.  Each month there is a meeting with a special discussion topic.  We try to cover topics such as relationship building, career topics, how to multitask, or to just really offer encouragement. The Men’s group holds its yearly retreat in the spring.

For more information, contact Nina DeAgrela at 781.891.2971 or ndeagrela@bentley.edu