Alumni, students and friends flocked to Fenway Park on December 28, 2013, to catch the men’s hockey team in their Frozen Fenway debut. The Bentley Falcons took on the College of the Holy Cross Crusaders and skated their way to a 3-2 victory. Alumni connected before the game at Fenway’s Royal Rooters Club, fortified with cocktails and appetizers before heading out into the cold.
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Bonding Over Art and Athletics
The Young Alumni Association has had a busy few months in the Boston area! This spring and summer, graduates from the past 10 years connected for a range of activities. Outings included three trips to Fenway for Red Sox games; Thirsty Thursday events; and a night at the Paint Bar, where participants channeled their inner van Gogh.
The Value of Volunteers
A light-hearted celebration on December 4 thanked Alumni Association volunteers for their dedication and service to Bentley. Over cocktails and dinner in the Dana Center, guests were greeted by Paul Mastrocola ’90 and Gloria Cordes Larson, the respective presidents of the association and the college.
A Spirited Celebration
More than 1,500 Bentley alumni, parents and friends joined current students for Alumni Weekend 2009. Light showers could not dampen the enthusiasm of those who returned to campus for Homecoming football and other opportunities to relax and reminisce. A special highlight: reunion parties for alumni with class years ending in “4” or “9.” These gatherings on campus and at three Boston locations drew more than 850 grads and guests.
All the Right Links
Alumni, parents and friends of Bentley University gathered near and far in recent months. Groups chewed over the latest news from campus, braved blisters to raise funds for cancer research, and indulged their seemingly insatiable appetite for golf.
IN AND AROUND BOSTON
Harbor View of History
The Wharf Room of the Boston Harbor Hotel was the dramatic setting for an enlightening evening with acclaimed author and renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Held on May 6, the event featured a cocktail reception, dinner, keynote address and book signing. Topics of discussion included the primary attributes that voters should look for in the next president of the United States.
Recognizing the Future
The Bentley Fund has a new director. William Bennett joined the Development, Corporate and Alumni Relations division in the spring semester after 18 years at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., where he was director of alumni relations and the Clark Fund.
A priority on Bennett’s to-do list is helping to build alumni participation in the Bentley Fund. Annual donors to the fund support all areas of campus life: scholarships and financial aid, academic programs, faculty research, technology initiatives, student organizations and activities, and more.
Marking a Milestone
More than 75 alumni and friends attended the 2009 Blue and Gold Society Celebration held on campus in June. The society, which honors alumni who graduated from Bentley 50 or more years ago, welcomed 19 new members during a special ceremony. Other highlights of the event were a luncheon with current student leaders, educational seminars with faculty, a tour of a historic house in Lexington, and dinner in Boston’s South End followed by a night at the Boston Pops.
Firestone Sparks the Crowd
More than 100 members of the Bentley Executive Club enjoyed the wit and wisdom of author and former ESPN personality Roy Firestone. This year-end gala for the club took place on April 29 at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
Putting for Pucks
Friends of Bentley Hockey held its fifth annual golf tournament on June 5 at the River Bend Golf Club in East Bridgewater, Mass. About 60 alumni and friends hit the links and raised more than $7,500 for the university’s Division I hockey program.
‘Gearing Up’ for 2009