John Mackey, Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market, will deliver the commencement address to approximately 1,000 Bentley undergraduate students on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. on the Bentley campus, with an expected 7,500 in attendance. Mackey, who will also receive an honorary doctor of commercial science degree at the ceremony, will share the experiences and challenges he has encountered on his road to success.
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A team of Bentley students were among five finalists who competed in the 2008 KPMG's National Audit Case Competition (KNACC) held in New York City on April 14. Michael Albert MSIT, Kate Merli ‘08, Justin Rubbo '09 and Gordon Kwok ‘10 placed third in the national competition. Each received $3,000 stipends for being selected as a finalist team, plus $10,000 for the Accounting Department for their placement in the finals.
David Carhart, Wilder Teaching Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Bentley, is the recipient of the 2008 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching, presented by the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America (NES/MAA).
Bentley College students Rebekah Carter and Kimberly White will attend the world-renowned Cannes International Film Festival in France as two of 150 students in the highly competitive American Pavilion Worldwide Student and International Business Program from May 10-26, 2008.
Bentley College became a member of The Global Compact, an international initiative to bring businesses and academic institutions together with United Nations (UN) agencies, labor and civil society to support universal environmental and social principles in February of 2007.
Bentley’s Dean of Arts & Sciences Lecture Series presents Lethal Injustice -- a compelling evening of film and discussion on Thursday, April 17 featuring two films by Bentley Professor and Emmy Award- winning director Rachel Lyon that examine the impact of the media on race, crime and punishment.
The Corporation for National and Community Service named Bentley College to the 2007 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth. The award recognizes the initiatives of the Bentley Service-Learning Center (BSLC), which promotes academic learning through service.
One thousand guests gathered at Bentley College on March 28 to celebrate the inauguration of Gloria Cordes Larson as the seventh and first female president of the college. J. Terence Carleton ‘77, chairman of the Bentley Board of Trustees, formally installed President Larson during the ceremony, which culminated a multi-day series of events that focused on the college’s commitment to leadership and service.
“There’s a growing movement for corporate responsibility…and it’s becoming the norm in the corporate world because to get the right employee base, you have to have it,” said keynote speaker Patty Stonesifer, chief executive officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaking at the 2008 Bentley Leadership Forum on Thursday, March 27. This year’s forum was the fourth annual in collaboration with TIME; the theme was The Global Imperative to Serve the Public Good.
The Bentley College McCallum Graduate School of Business is ranked one of the top 100 graduate schools in the country (#62) and one of the top 10 in New England in the recently released U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009” survey.