At the Waltham Partnership for Youth (WPY) Board of Directors meeting on June 13th, Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy presented Rick Frese with an official proclamation in recognition of his years of service to the city of Waltham. Among other contributions, Rick has served on the WPY Board of Directors since 1988, with three terms as board president.
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In May 2007, Bentley senior Jillian Eldridge was awarded the Women in Accounting Scholarship from the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. The scholarship is geared to encourage women who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need to pursue a career in public accounting in Massachusetts. Eldridge is an accounting major, a member of the Bentley Honor Society, a President's Academic Scholar, and an accounting intern at Solidworks in Concord, Mass.
Student Eric Chan was awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and an award from the Freeman-ASIA program. Chan will participate in Bentley's education abroad program at the University of Hong Kong in fall 2007. He is majoring in Corporate Finance and Accounting with a minor in Information Technology. Freeman-ASIA has supported more than 3,000 U.S. undergraduates with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia since the launch of the program in 2000.
Bentley College is hosting an International Summer Institute (ISIB) for students from six different countries -- Austria, China, Italy, Malaysia, Poland and Russia - exposing them to American business practices and culture during the month of July.
Bentley College researchers received two of the 13 grants awarded from PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of its first-ever international PwC INQuires program, established to assist faculty and PhD students seeking to increase the knowledge base that contributes to the practice of auditing and tax.
Bentley College senior Doug Desmond is attending the Cannes International Film Festival in France as one of approximately 140 students in the highly competitive American Pavilion/Adobe Student Filmmaker Program from May 12 through May 28. This year's participants hail from 66 different schools in the United States and seven other countries. The opportunity underscores Bentley's commitment to provide students with an education that integrates liberal arts and business.