Lynette Kelleher, Assistant Director, Graduate Admission
Lynette Kelleher has been with Bentley since June 2011. Prior to that, she worked in higher education just outside Boston. Lynette grew up in the Boston area and pursued her bachelor’s degree at Franklin Pierce University. She is close to completing her MEd at Northeastern University. Lynette works with students who are interested in the MS in Accounting, the MS in Taxation and the MS in Financial Planning.
Ann Marie Larese, Assistant Director, Graduate Admission
Ann Marie returned to Bentley’s Graduate School in June 2011, after 17 seasons as head coach of women’s volleyball at Dartmouth College. Prior to her time at Dartmouth, she completed her MBA at Bentley in 1994 while serving as assistant volleyball coach for two seasons. Originally from Meriden, Conn., Ann Marie holds an undergraduate degree in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She works with students interested in the Emerging Leaders MBA and MS+MBA programs, and recruits nationally for all programs.
Corrie Lefebvre joined the Graduate Admission team in 2010. Her experience includes higher education posts around Boston and Burlington, Vermont. Corrie is from upstate New York and earned her bachelor’s degree at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. She moved to Boston in 2007 to pursue her MEd at Northeastern University. She works with students interested in the MS in Marketing Analytics and MS in Information Technology programs.
Kristen Shockley, Associate Director, Graduate Admission
Kristen Shockley arrived at Bentley in 2009, after nine years in college athletics coaching and recruiting, most recently at Boston College. Promoted to associate director in 2011, Kristen led recruitment for the university’s flagship program, the Bentley MBA. In addition, she continues to oversee the MSHFID program and work closely with partner organizations City Year and Fulbright. Kristen holds a BA in English and secondary education from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MS in sport management from Indiana State University.
Mary Thompson, Senior Associate Director, Graduate Admission
Mary Thompson has served in her current position at Bentley University since 2003. She has worked in higher education in the Boston area for more than 15 years. Mary is originally from Vermont and has a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College. Mary has worked with most of Bentley’s graduate programs over the years. Currently, she works with students interested in the Professional MBA program.
Debbie O’Brien, Associate Director, Graduate Admission
Debbie O’Brien began her career in admission at Loras College in Iowa, where she stayed to serve as an undergraduate admission counselor after graduating magna cum laude. Since joining Bentley in 1993, she has worked with most of the university’s graduate programs, including the Evening MBA program and, most recently, the MS in Accountancy — our largest graduate program. Her current responsibilities are the MS in Finance and Student Ambassador programs.