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Bentley Professor Named Fulbright Senior Specialist

June 30, 2004

WALTHAM, Mass.- Dr. James E. Hunton, Trustee Professor of Accountancy at Bentley, was recently selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in Business Administration at the Alexandria University, Egypt.

Joining the ranks of distinguished scholars and professionals worldwide who are leaders in the educational, political, economic, social and cultural lives of their countries, Dr. Hunton will spend the fall semester in Egypt. During his stay Dr. Hunton will help the College of Business develop a strategy for integrating information technology throughout the business curriculum. He will also assist Ph.D. students and faculty at Alexandria in refining their quantitative research skills. This respected international academic exchange program, founded in 1946 by the U.S. Government, is comprised of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State (ECA), and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

"I am very honored to have been selected," said Dr. Hunton of the appointment. "I was thrilled when I found out that I made the candidate list, as my understanding is that this is indeed a difficult hurdle to overcome. I was later informed by Fulbright that Alexandria University requested a scholar with my background, and the evaluation boards had determined that I was the best 'fit'."

A certified public accountant, Dr. Hunton has taught at Bentley since 2002. He was the charter editor of Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research. He was twice honored with the Notable Contribution to Information Systems Literature award of the American Accounting Association and, in 2002-2003, served as president of the group's Information Systems section. A graduate of West Texas State University, Rivier College, and University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Hunton and his wife, Betty, reside in Nashua, NH. Their daughter, Christy, attends the University of South Florida.

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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