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Bentley College Students Receive $1000 SCORE Scholarships

September 16, 1999

Two Bentley College students each received a $1000 scholarship award from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Micheal Brown of Lynn, MA and Andrew Spellman of Westwood, MA, each received the $1000 award at the SCORE Award Luncheon on June 28, 1999. Micheal and Andrew graduated with degrees in management last spring from Bentley with special interests and career objectives in entrepreneurship, an area for which the SCORE award is targeted. SCORE offers this award annually to selected colleges and universities in New England to stimulate interest in entrepreneurial studies, curriculum development, and business ownership.

Bentley College has been selected by SCORE for the past five years to participate in the nomination of candidates. The selection process starts with recommendations of students by Bentley's management faculty and concludes with the final selection of two award recipients by the SCORE Scholarship Committee. The selection process also involves a student essay, an interview and a financial needs assessment. This year, the two Bentley students were the only candidates chosen by SCORE to receive the award.

Micheal Brown has had a love for business since she worked in her grandmother's store as a child. "I still remember the thrill of serving customers and seeing them satisfied after their purchases," she said. "Ever since, my passion of owning and operating a business became crystal clear in my mind. At Bentley, my business classes have reinforced many of my beliefs about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur."

Andrew Spellman has been busy earning his degree at Bentley while running a number of businesses. "While earning my college degree in business at Bentley, I have made time to attend Dunkin' Donut University, received a franchising license, started a car retailing business and opened a jewelry store in Brighton," he said. "When I graduate this summer, I intend to focus my energy and enthusiasm, and aggressively pursue my goal of building a business empire."

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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