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Bentley Service-Learning Center Student Jason Peledge Receives Massachusetts Campus Compact Award

February 16, 2000


WALTHAM, Mass.- The Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC) recently presented Bentley College senior Jason Peledge with an award for his services through the Bentley Service-Learning Center. Peledge leads Bentley College's America Reads Initiative and coordinates over 50 college reading tutors who serve in Waltham Public Schools. The award was presented in January at MACC's fifth year anniversary breakfast at the home of Tufts University President John DiBaggio.

MACC is a membership organization of college and university presidents that promotes service as a critical component of higher education. More than a dozen college and university presidents attended the January event to honor four Massachusetts students who exemplify the commitment of college students to community service and citizenship, and to discuss higher education's role in promoting community service and citizenship.

Bentley Service-Learning Center teaches students to integrate traditional classroom learning with hands-on, course-related work in the community. Established in 1990 and possibly the nation's largest service program at a business school, BSLC provides service scholarships and work positions to students who serve as participant consultants using skills learned in the arts and sciences and business curriculums. The benefits are two-fold; students gain valuable experience, and their contributions have a positive impact in the Waltham, Mass., and Greater Boston communities.

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

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