On Friday, January 18, Bentley College placed ninth out of 64 colleges in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (AMCA) National Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. The team consisted of Bentley students Isaac D'Alessandro and Amanda Mongel, under the direction of Franklyn P. Salimbene, director of the Bentley Service-Learning Center. Bentley was one of only 16 Eastern Regional teams to advance to the national competition.
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The American College Health Association (ACHA) presented Jessica Greher, assistant director of Health Education and Prevention, with the Affiliate New Professionals Award for the New England chapter. The award recognizes members who have provided service to the field of college health for three years or less and who have made significant contributions to their institutions. Greher was honored at the 2007 annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Bentley made the final round of competition in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston College Fed Challenge on November 7. Bentley competed against 13 other area schools, including Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts. Professor of Economics David Gulley advised the team, which included seniors Shantanu Daga, Tyler Heishman, Bryan Stinchfield, Kimiko Tanaka and Dan Watson
The International Film Series presented a screening of China Blue on November 13. Directed by Micha X. Peled, the film takes viewers inside a blue jeans factory in southern China, where teenage workers struggle to survive harsh working conditions. Providing perspectives from both the top and bottom levels of the factory's hierarchy, China Blue explores complex issues of globalization from the human level.
A team of six Bentley juniors and seniors were awarded first place and a $1,500 cash prize in the sixth annual Travelers Finance Case Competition held on October 12 in Hartford, Conn. This is the third year that a Bentley team has won the competition. Under the guidance of finance professor and faculty advisor Otgontsetseg Erhemjamts, the winning Bentley team included seniors Cody Clearwater, Tyler Heishman and Scott Tindall; and juniors Victoria Khiter, Eric Wald and Cory Wusterbarth.
Earl Avery, the president's special assistant for equal opportunity, was the recipient of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) President's Award. The award was presented at the NBMBAA annual conference Awards Ceremony on September 15 at the Orlando World Center Marriot in Orlando, Florida. Recipients are honored for exceeding expectations in their service to the NBMBAA. The association thanked Avery for his years of commitment, dedication and hard work.
On October 10, KPMG LLP selected Bentley sophomore Rahul Sevani for its Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) program. Sevani was among 50 students from across the nation chosen to participate in the newly launched program, which is designed to provide leadership training and financial support for outstanding minority undergraduate business students.
Tuesday, October 9, 12:45 PM Bentley Students, I know the recent death of Erin Ortiz may have touched some of you very deeply. Those who knew her, those who have lost other friends or loved ones, and those who just feel a strong connection to fellow students. We often first turn to friends and family who can be the most helpful. But when they cannot help or are unavailable, I would not want any of you to feel that there is no place where you can talk or grieve.
Bentley College sophomore Cheryl Boyd of Holliston wants to be president: of Red Sox Nation, that is. Boyd recently was named one of the top 10 candidates for "the Nation's" presidency.
Jane Tchaicha, chair and associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages, was invited to speak at the International Conference on Mediterranean Women and the Challenges of Human Development at the Palais des Congrès, in Fez, Morocco, from June 28-30.