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New Leadership for Development, Corporate and Alumni Relations

Bentley University has a new vice president for development, corporate and alumni relations. John W. Mosser, former director of major gifts at Cornell University, started in June. He succeeds Bob Minetti, who retired after 27 years at Bentley.

Mosser arrives with a wealth of institutional advancement experience. He has held positions with a focus on volunteer recruitment and man- agement, career planning, annual giving, gift and estate planning, international fund raising, and corporate and foundation relations, as well as major- and principal-gift fund raising.

Three Collect Honors at Harvest Gala

The three newest members of the Bentley University Distinguished Alumni Academy have much in common: keen expertise in their chosen fields, a core belief in ethical leadership, deep commitment to their local community – and an alma mater proud of their accomplishments.


Distinguished Alumni Academy members (from left) Kevin Armata ’78, Joaquín Bacardi III ’89 and I. Norman Massry ’78.

Meeting Goals

Where did your day just go? Chances are good that some portion was swallowed up by meetings. In a recent survey by, 47 percent of workers cited “too many meetings” as the No. 1 time waster on the job.

Reading List

Ah, summer: A great time to kick back with a new paperback (or Kindle or Nook or iPad). Here, Bentley readers share their recent literary finds, beach worthy and otherwise.


A Fistful of Rice: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability by Vikram Akula Christine Mann '11, Corporate Finance and Accounting
“Shows the amazing possibilities that come from the power of a service heart and a business mind. An incredible read for graduates entering the business world.”

Exciting Changes in Store for Alumni

It comes as no surprise to me: When a challenge is issued to Bentley alumni, you get right down to business.

Thank you to all alumni who participated in focus groups this fall and took time to complete our online survey. We were excited to receive your feedback and learn more about what's important to you. Now, the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends is prepared to use your responses to guide some big changes. Work is underway to launch programs and services that will better align with your interests and values, and which strengthen your connection with the university.

Dana Center Notebook

Kudos for Coaches

Assistant athletics director and long-time women’s volleyball coach Sandy Hoffman is among 14 inductees to the New Agenda: Northeast Hall of Fame. The organization is in its 23rd year of honoring women who have been women who have been instrumental in advancing opportunities for girls and women in sport. Mary Kay Samko was named Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year by the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) championship, for the seventh time in 10 years.


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