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.
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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.
Bentley College and IBM co-sponsored the Decision Sciences Institute's conference on service science in May at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. A total of two Best Paper Awards and eight student scholarships were presented at the event, which was chaired by Bentley Professor of Management Mark Davis.
As part of an ongoing partnership with the University of São Paulo, Bentley College offered a certificate program on Management of Innovation and Technology in June. Twenty-one students and alumni from the University of São Paulo attended the program, which provided a forum to discuss concepts, tools, and best-in-class practices for managing effectively in technology-based business environments.
Bentley junior Jason Polcaro received a $1,000 scholarship from Beta Gamma Sigma's Boston Area Alumni Chapter. Beta Gamma Sigma is an honor society serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition business students worldwide can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.
At the Waltham Partnership for Youth (WPY) Board of Directors meeting on June 13th, Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy presented Rick Frese with an official proclamation in recognition of his years of service to the city of Waltham. Among other contributions, Rick has served on the WPY Board of Directors since 1988, with three terms as board president.