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Fourteen Honored at Harvest Gala
Three generations of Bentley graduates helped kick off Alumni Weekend and Homecoming at the third annual Harvest Gala and Alumni Awards dinner, held on October 17. Hosted by President Gloria Cordes Larson and emceed by Vice President for Development, Corporate and Alumni Relations Bob Minetti, the event saluted 12 alumni and two parents for exemplary service to the university.
A capacity crowd of more than 150 former Falcon football players, family members, friends, volunteers and coaches participated in the ninth annual Bentley Football Golf Classic. The River Bend Country Club in West Bridgewater, Mass., was the setting for the August 3 event. Special thanks go to the planning committee: Frank Doherty ’85, Kevin Matthews ’85, Andy Breda ’04, Bruce Brinkerhoff ’84, Jim Cokorogianis ’87, Doug Colburn ’04, Pat McGinn ’88, Roy Muise ’83 and Jim Walsh ’84.
The International Advisory Committee (IAC) met as a group for a second time, gathering at Bentley from October 3 to 5, 2008.
Some 18 alumni from many parts of the globe joined strategy sessions with Bentley President Gloria Cordes Larson, trustees, deans, faculty and students. Committee members provided valuable direction and input on the international agenda for Bentley University.
Conversing with a Congresswoman
Rep. Niki Tsongas of the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts headlined an event sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Institute at Bentley. Speaking on October 20, Tsongas covered a wide range of topics, including the presidential transition, her role in Congress, and the ways that legislation moves through the House and Senate.
Outreach to alumni, parents and friends overseas continued in fall 2008, as Bentley administrators set a course for Thailand, the Middle East, and Greece.
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WE'RE ALL EARS
Over the past year, the team here at the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends has received significant feedback from you — the members of our alumni community — about how we can serve you better.
Bentley boosters gathered near and far in recent months for events to build spirit, sharpen the mind, and celebrate those who give their time and resources to the university. From an annual winter tradition on campus to a well-attended networking opportunity in Boston to lively gatherings in the Caribbean, groups were on the move and in the loop.
Back to Basics
A primer on home buying was a hot ticket for an eighth consecutive year. Nearly 100 alumni and guests – as well as some current seniors – gathered in Wilder Pavilion for the December 1 workshop, led by Michael Dubuque ’00 of First Team Realty. Attendees learned about plentiful opportunities in today’s real estate market, through topics such as low interest rates, affordable home prices, and the federal tax credit for first-time buyers.