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.
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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:
The Law, Taxation and Financial Planning Department at Bentley College announced 2008 scholarships awarded to graduate students for academic achievement in the Master of Science in Financial Planning (MSFP) and Master of Science in Taxation (MST) programs.
Greg Mortenson, co-author of the New York Times bestselling book, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time (Viking, 2006; Penguin, 2007), presented at Bentley on February 26.
The Bentley College Spiritual Life Center will present at the Third Global Conference of University and College Chaplains, Campus Ministers and Religious Professionals, held in Tampere, Finland, from June 30 to July 4. Reverend Katrina Agard, Protestant adviser , and Father Claude Grenache, director of the Spiritual Life Center and Catholic adviser, will offer a workshop on the ecumenical and interreligious character of the ministry at Bentley, with a special emphasis on the collaboration am