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United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a global leader in high technology products for the building and aerospace industries, has committed $250,000 to sponsor Bentley University's Honors Program. UTC has a long-standing relationship with Bentley University, with nearly 100 alumni in its ranks. Its prestigious Financial Leadership Program recruits on campus each year resulting in five Bentley graduates from the Class of 2013 joining the company this year.
Michael Page, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, is featured for being selected to serve on the 2013-2014 Board of Directors for the AACSB International, the longest serving global accrediting body and membership association for business schools world wide.
Bentley's president, Gloria Larson, wrote an article for the New York Times about determining college fit and value. The article focuses on the college search process and finding the college that will give you the most rewarding life and successful career when your college years are over. To read the full article, click here.
A service-learning faculty award to Michael Goldberg will establish a full-service graphic design business to serve nonprofit organizations, as a fourth-credit practicum for qualified students in his courses. In the Bentley Student Studio, students will write headlines and copy, and design and produce campaigns based on realisitic budgets and marketing strategies for clients.
The Graduation Pledge that ten of thousands of students around the globe have signed, is currently headquartered at Bentley, and has become a project of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility. The Bentley students that took the pledge are committed to consider how their work will impact out world.
A team of Bentley students placed second in the 2012-2013 Association for Information Systems National Student Competition. The teams had to develop a comprehensive analysis and high-level design solution based on the case study of a car racing school's efforts to improve the quality of its business processes. Immediately after, the same team participated in Walmart's IT Challenge competition in mixed-school teams with participants from about 30 leading IT schools around the country.
A team of Bentley undergraduate students headed to Capitol Hill to canvas congressional leaders about implementing a new "Energy 101" curriculum aimed at teaching basic energy principles at U.S. colleges and universities. Students met with key decision makers and groups such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many more.