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April 9, 2001

Waltham, Mass.- Two teams of Bentley College students traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada on March 19, 2001 to compete in a national case competition sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM). The two teams were made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors, and all are members of the Bentley College chapter of SAM. The students were awarded first place in both the open division, which allows graduate students to participate, and the undergraduate division. The three-day event attracted 27 different schools from all over the United States.

Team members, Ammon Adams, Leigh Bresnahan, Jeremy Cole, Michael Scott, and Kelli Ann Ryder won the Joseph L. Bush Gold Cup Trophy for their championship in the Undergraduate Division. Aimee Belisle, Brian Bozzuto, Gregory Kaldes, Marlene Mvidia Ngoyi and Tantiana Finkelsteyn received the Thomas R. Greensmith "Thinker" Trophy for their open division championship. Bentley College Management professors John Seeger, Lou Chin and Kevin Clark guided the students.

Team Bentley has a long-standing tradition of working hard and doing well in strategic case competitions, winning the SAM Open Division in 1999, the SAM undergraduate division in 2000 and the Boston Business School Beanpot in 1998. In another competition, the Bentley chapter of the National Black MBA Association, which is open to minorities enrolled in graduate programs, went to the national finals in their case competition against larger teams from schools including MIT and Duke this past September in Chicago, IL.

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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