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Elkin B. McCallum Elected Chairman of Bentley College Board of Trustees

June 2, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass. - Elkin B. McCallum, chairman and CEO of Joan Fabrics Corporation, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bentley College. A 1967 graduate of Bentley, McCallum will serve a one-year term beginning July 1, 2002.

McCallum, a native of Lowell, MA, has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1992 and most recently served as vice chairman. He first took a job at Joan Fabrics in Lowell as a dockworker in 1961 to earn tuition for his freshman year at Bentley. Joan Fabrics is one of the largest privately owned textile companies in North America.

The McCallum Family Foundation has been a generous benefactor to Bentley over the years. In recognition of its generosity, the college named its graduate school the Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business in 1999.

"I think we're all looking forward to working closely with Elkin," said Bentley College President Joseph G. Morone. "He'll have his hands full given the momentum we built up under John Collins, but if anything, all of us feel confident that the momentum will grow under his stewardship."

John T. Collins '69 of Boston, who had served as chairman since 1998, will remain on to chair The Campaign for Bentley College. The capital campaign, which was publicly launched last fall and will continue through June 2005, is already more than halfway to its goal of $100 million. Collins is currently chairman and CEO of The Collins Group, which manages a private securities portfolio and holds minority interests on several privately held companies.

The Board of Trustees also elected three Trustees Emeriti: Gregory H. Adamian of Medford, MA was president of Bentley from 1970-1991 and has also served as a trustee since 1970 and chancellor since 1991; John J. Coleman of Milton, MA is a 1948 graduate of Bentley and has served as a trustee since 1985; and Gordon J. McLenithan of Watchung, NJ, president and CEO of Learning Information Network, Inc., is a 1967 graduate of Bentley and trustee since 1993. David H. Weener of Andover, MA, a 1972 graduate of Bentley and president of Nucon Capital Corporation, was elected vice chairman, succeeding McCallum.

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