Among the many Bentley University courses that connect students with professional organizations is “Human Relations in Health Care” taught by Professor Helen Meldrum. Students in the class were asked to assist the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) to help them better understand their members’ needs and how they can plan for the future environment of the healthcare industry.
Bentley Accountancy Professor Mahendra Gujarathi wants his students to understand that contrary to textbooks, the answers to accounting issues in the real world are not black and white but shades of gray. He teaches this through experiential education using real-world cases. One such case earned Gujarathi the Emerson Ethics Award from the North American Case Research Association (NACRA).
A service-learning faculty award to Michael Goldberg (Information Design and Corporate Communication) will establish a full-service graphic design business to serve nonprofit organizations, as a fourth-credit practicum for qualified students in his courses.
Taking social responsibility lessons beyond the classroom, Bentley announces the first recipients of the Gerald R. Ferrera Service Fellowships for summer 2013 non-profit internships: sophomore Patricia Guiao, and junior Hanna Wolsfelt.