Bentley University senior Daniel Baruch was recently accepted to the 35th annual Business Today International Conference -- one of only 150 students worldwide. The program, Weathering the Storm: The Challenges and Opportunities of A Global Slowdown, will be held November 22 to 24 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
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Bentley junior Andrew Aziz was awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Aziz is majoring in finance and will participate in Bentley’s study abroad program at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) in fall 2009.
Bentley alumni Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano, co-founders of The Gelato Fiasco, have progressed to the second phase of the nationwide Intuit Small Business United contest. Their goal is to receive the grand prize of a $25,000 small business grant to further the development of their Maine-based company. The Bentley alumni have already received a $5,000 grant for advancing in the competition after submitting a true story that happened to them as small business owners.
The student-run Bentley Investment Group placed first in the undergraduate division value-style portfolio category at the University of Dayton's ninth annual student portfolio competition. Students were honored at the competition, held in conjunction with the R.I.S.E. (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) IX Global Student Investment Forum, March 26 to 28.
Emeritus Professor of English George Ellenbogen is doing a series of readings overseas in spring 2009, beginning at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris with the launch of Matin d'horreur, the French edition of his last book, Morning Gothic: New and Selected Poems. The multilingual reading series will cover venues in Germany, including Bayreuth, Bamberg, Dresden, Freiburg Leipzig, Siegen and Wuppertal.
For the third consecutive year, Bentley received the 2008-2009 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.
For the fifth consecutive year, Bentley students are among seven finalist teams in the annual NASA Means Business (NMB) competition scheduled for spring 2009. The team consists of approximately 10 Bentley students who will present to NASA officials at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, in May.
Two of the four Bentley teams that competed on November 21 and 22 in the Eastern Regional Moot Tournament of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (AMCA) advanced to the national tournament slated for January 2009 in Orange County, Calif. Advancing teams are Jon Krug and Joel Johnson; and Amanda Mongell and Will Tao.
Gerri Taylor M.S., A.N.P., Assistant Dean for Health and Wellness, has been elected to the position of secretary of the Board of Directors of NECHA, the New England College Health Association for 2008 – 2009. She served from 2007 – 2008 as a Member-at-Large.
A team of Bentley students was selected by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as one of five national finalists in the xTAX (xTREME Taxation) case competition. Team members Meghan Norton (Junior), Rachael Reale (Sophomore), James Angelo (Sophomore), Justin Rubbo (Senior), and Andrew Kenyon (Senior) and Coach Professor Jay Thibodeau will travel to Washington, D.C., on January 28, 2009, to compete in the finals.