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Louis T. Falcone Sr., a member of the Class of 1937 and one of the college’s leading benefactors, died peacefully on February 26 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 91.
A practicing certified public accountant for more than 60 years, Mr. Falcone founded his own firm, L.T. Falcone PC; son Louis Jr. ’94 MST now heads the company. It is based in Milton, Mass., where Mr. Falcone and his family lived for several decades before moving to Florida 10 years ago.
The Bentley community is saddened to have lost the alumni, trustees, students, staff and others noted here.
Jennifer L. Bethke ’04, ’07 MBA to Tad M. Jones ’03, ’06 MST on May 11, 2007.
Meghan A. Faria ’04 to Patrick J. Martin on September 8, 2007.
Kara F. Jamrok ’93 to Robert E. Burgess Jr. on June 9, 2007.
Miranda E. Kilmer ’02 to Peter R. Velonis on October 13, 2007.
Danielle M. Landry ’02 to Scott C. Morgan ’00 on June 23, 2007.
Dino LaPaglia ’98 to Julie A. Hamilton on June 16, 2007.
In November 1997, Christopher Watts ’03 suffered a spinal injury that left him quadriplegic. Today, he’s busy making a life despite the physical limitations – and working toward the day that he will walk again.Since the accident, which occurred during his junior year at Bentley, Watts has proved exceedingly adaptable. He honed skills as an auditory learner because reading textbooks was cumbersome and note taking, impossible. He switched his major from finance to marketing when he could no longer work a calculator.
Kristin Nava ’01, ’02 MSFP combines her business skills with a passion for the entertainment industry as a commercial talent agent. But landing that dream job involved a few plot twists.
A native Californian, Nava returned after graduation and started work at Los Angeles-based Abrams Artists Agency – a bi-coastal talent agency that provides theatrical, commercial, print, literary, voice-over, and children’s services. Her job was in the mailroom.
Springtime at Deloitte is tax time. But for senior tax manager Dana Story ’96, ’99 MST, it’s also lax time: the start of another lacrosse season for urban youth in Boston.
Story is in his fourth season volunteering as a coach for MetroLacrosse, which serves 500 boys and girls in eight urban communities. Fielding 30 teams for students in grades five to 12, the program applies the RESPECT model of character education (responsibility, effort, sportsmanship, participation, enthusiasm, communication, teamwork).
History weighed heavy on Jarrod Marchesi ’09 as he took the mound at Bleecker Stadium in Albany, N.Y., this past April. The righthander had a chance to become the first Bentley pitcher to win eight games in a season – but doing so would require ending a string of misfortune at the College of Saint Rose diamond.
Though primarily a relief pitcher at the time, Marchesi made two starts in his freshman and sophomore seasons – each against Saint Rose. The Peabody, Mass., resident doesn’t sugarcoat the result. “Both times I got shelled.”
While pundits hold forth on the global implications of the credit crisis, New Hampshire State Treasurer Catherine (Laffin) Provencher ’85 is using her office to build a better financial future – one saver at a time.The ardent advocate of financial literacy helps adults and high school students across the state become more adept at handling their money. As she puts it: “We want to raise awareness of the importance of getting a financial education.”Specifically, Provencher works with the state legislature to find ways to promote financial responsibility.
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