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CEOs Jeff Taylor of Monster.com and David Spina of State Street Corporation to Speak at Bentley College Commencements

April 19, 2001

WALTHAM, MASS.- Bentley College commencement speakers have been announced for the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies on Saturday, May 19. Jeff Taylor, CEO of Monster.comâ and TMP Interactive, will speak at Bentley College's 82nd Undergraduate Commencement at 10:00 a.m. and will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree.

David Spina, chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading specialists in meeting the needs of sophisticated global investors, will be the keynote speaker at the Bentley College McCallum Graduate School of Business' 26th Commencement at 3:00 p.m. and will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree.

Bentley will also award honorary a Doctor of Commercial Science degree to 1972 Bentley graduate M. Anthony Fisher, partner of Fisher Brothers, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Ronald Burton, executive consultant for Community Relations at John Hancock Financial Services.

Taylor is founder of Monster.com, the leading global online careers website and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide Inc. In addition to speaking frequently at technology, advertising and recruitment conferences, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Boston's Wang Center for Performing Arts and Massachusetts Junior Achievement. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Spina joined State Street in 1969 and has held a variety of positions within the corporation over the years, including chief operating officer, chief financial officer, executive vice president, and vice chairman. He was elected president of State Street in 1995, CEO in May 2000, and chairman in January 2001. Mr. Spina is actively involved in various state and community organizations such as the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from Harvard University.

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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