On September 22, 2008, KPMG LLP selected Bentley sophomore Schantelle Henry for its 2008 Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) program. Henry was among 51 students from across the nation chosen to participate as a result of their commitment to high academic achievement, community and campus involvement and active participation in diversity organizations. Launched in 2007, the program provides leadership training and financial support for outstanding minority undergraduate business students.
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Girl Scouts USA named Bentley freshman Carla O'Connor as one of its 2008 National Young Women of Distinction, among 10 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients honored for extraordinary leadership demonstrated through remarkable community service projects. She will receive the award and be the guest of honor at the Girl Scouts National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, in October.
The student-run Bentley Investment Group (BIG) - responsible for managing nearly $600,000 of endowment funds - had an outstanding performance year in a very difficult and challenging market environment, according to the group's president Eric Wald. The equity portfolio is managed solely by students, under the advisement of faculty adviser Kartik Raman. There are more than 100 active members.
Bentley College junior Justin Stanton was named to the Mass General Inaugural 100 Club, an annual awards program presented by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center to honor 100 individuals who have made a significant contribution in the fight against cancer. Recognized for organizing a walk-a-thon to benefit cancer research, Stanton was among physicians and others honored in areas of philanthropy, research and clinical care advances.
On May 15, 2008, the Women’s Leadership Institute hosts Detours and OnRamps Forum, a one-day conference presented by the organization Detours and OnRamps: A Forum on the Issues Facing Mothers in the Workplace. This conference is designed as a practical resource for working mothers, working women considering motherhood, and mothers taking some time off from a career but planning to rejoin the workforce in some form.
A team of Bentley students were among five finalists who competed in the 2008 KPMG's National Audit Case Competition (KNACC) held in New York City on April 14. Michael Albert MSIT, Kate Merli ‘08, Justin Rubbo '09 and Gordon Kwok ‘10 placed third in the national competition. Each received $3,000 stipends for being selected as a finalist team, plus $10,000 for the Accounting Department for their placement in the finals.
David Carhart, Wilder Teaching Professor of Mathematical Sciences, is the recipient of the 2008 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching, presented by the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America (NES/MAA). The award will be presented at the NES/MAA Spring Section meeting held May 30-31 at St. Michael's College in Vermont. Carhart was also invited to present at the association's Fall Section meeting to be held in November at Bentley.
For the second consecutive year, Bentley received the 2007-2008 Prevention Excellence Award from Outside the Classroom, Inc. The award honors institutions that have achieved excellence in alcohol prevention efforts -- significantly improving the quality of student life. Jessica Greher, assistant director of Health Education and prevention coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programs at Bentley, accepted the award at a ceremony on March 10 at Top of the Hub in Boston.
Rob Webb, director of the Conference Center at Bentley was appointed President of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I) at the Association's 28th Annual Conference held in Las Vegas in March 2008. Webb began his three-year term last year as President-elect.
The 2008 Dean of Arts and Sciences lecture series features a film screening and director series. The program will focus on media and the underrepresented. Each event brings to campus a remarkable film and the film's director to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience. Upcoming screenings include: