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Tomorrow25: Celebrating High School Students with the 'Right Stuff'

December 20, 2004

Wanted: 25 high school juniors for Bentley's Tomorrow25 Program and Competition. Qualifications: Must demonstrate initiative, citizenship, intelligence, technological savvy, cultural awareness, social responsibility, a passion for the real world of people and organizations, and a commitment to making positive things happen in their communities or schools.

If you've been wondering what Tomorrow25 has to do with Bentley, you need look no further than the college's mission: educating students who are well-rounded, technologically savvy, and culturally aware and who embrace ethics and social responsibility. Tomorrow25 is a way to celebrate high school students with the same qualities Bentley students offer the college: a level of engagement, enthusiasm and openness necessary to excel here, while taking full advantage of the school's wealth of facilities and extra-curricular activities.

"Bentley is committed to developing leaders of tomorrow and we recognize that there are high school students all over the world who embody these traits and we wanted to recognize them," said Jeff Wright, associate director of Marketing Programs and chairman of the Tomorrow25 committee.

In addition to receiving national recognition for their achievements to date, Tomorrow25 recipients will have the opportunity to interact with high-profile business leaders at Bentley's first Leadership Forum, presented in cooperation with TIME in May 2005. The Forum will bring together leaders from technology, arts and entertainment, and service-related industries to discuss how social responsibility can be profitable for today's most successful organizations.

"The knowledge and contacts made from the Leadership Forum will be invaluable to the Tomorrow25 students as they consider a career path and future," Jeff said.

The Tomorrow25 winners will be chosen through an international nomination process, and selected by the Tomorrow25 Advisory Board. Winners will be accompanied by up to two parents or guardians with all expenses paid. The students will also appear in a nation ad in TIME magazine as part of Bentley's national advertising campaign.

Student nominations will be accepted from business and community leaders, teachers, school administrators, guidance counselors, parents or other students (self-nomination is not permitted). If you know of a high school junior who fits the criteria of a Tomorrow25 nominee, feel free to make a nomination. For more information, please go to: Tomorrow25 Call for Nominations for details.

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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