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Bentley University Sophomore Gregory Bucci Reaches Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro


Bentley University Sophomore Gregory Bucci Reaches Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro



Sophomore Gregory Bucci at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Pictured above: Gregory Bucci at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

During winter break, sophomore Gregory Bucci experienced new heights as he climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro -- the highest peak in Africa and the world's tallest free-standing mountain.

Bucci was among a group of 10 people who signed up for the 12-day journey to East Africa through Thomson Safari in Watertown, Mass. He spent nine days on the mountain, climbing gradually in days to adjust to the altitude. Two days were spent descending the mountain.

"The trip was incredible and the highlights for me obviously include the summit but also the ash pit and the glaciers," Bucci recalls. "I was inspired to climb because I've always really enjoyed hiking and the outdoors."

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.


by Meredith Mason  January 31, 2017

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