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Summer 2010

Milestones: Weddings and Births


Lisa Alessandro ’04 to Nick Bopf ’04 on November 7, 2009.

Alicia Botticelli '03, '06 MST to Paul Ramsdell on June 20, 2009.

Scott Campbell ’07 MST to Nicole Babine on August 15, 2009.

Isaac Dale ’03 to Brehon Cao-Garcia on September 26, 2009.

Daniel Doyon '88 to Valentina Collins on February 6, 2010.

Bentley Group Takes Expertise to the Street

Meet four people with three things in common: serious expertise in the field of finance, Manhattan business addresses, and strong ties to a certain university in Waltham, Massachusetts. Here, a trio of Bentley alumni and one current parent share the paths that brought them to the New York offices of blue-chip giant Goldman Sachs.

Finance Runs in the Family

Bentley parent Michael DeVito knew early on that he wanted to work in finance. He started his first job on Wall Street even before officially earning a college degree. The year was 1982.

Opportunity Ensured: J. Paul Condrin ’83

The security and peace of mind associated with having insurance may suggest that working in the industry is similarly sedate. For J. Paul Condrin ’83, nothing could be further from the truth.

The president of commercial markets at Liberty Mutual moves a mile-a-minute, overseeing the company’s entire commercial operation. At any given moment, his focus could be anywhere from strategy and marketing to revenue growth and profitability.

“No two days are alike,” he says with obvious relish. “There is constant pressure to improve and grow our business.”

Investment Potential: Lawrence Hughes ’80

Every so often, a classic made-for-the-movies American success story unfolds in real life. Someone takes a chance on a spirited kid who hasn’t had a lot of breaks. The hunch proves correct, as hard work and talent open doors to previously unimagined opportunity. That’s the story of Bentley University and BNY Mellon senior executive Lawrence Hughes ’80.

Hughes’s story began in Somerville, Mass. His mother was a waitress. His father, a truck driver, died when Hughes was 15.

“I had to grow up kind of fast,” he says. “I‘ve had a job since I was 10 years old.”

Auditing the Auditors

Books and more books are stacked on shelves and in piles around the office of Accountancy Department assistant Christine Nolder. But there is one she keeps close at hand: a tattered paperback copy of The Philosophy of Auditing, published in 1961 by the American Accounting Association.

The Art of Organization

Sketching caricatures, fashioning hemp into jewelry, designing bold banners – these are just a few of the artistic endeavors that a new student organization has brought to campus.

Bentley Student Artists (BSA) is not even a year old, but already counts 90 students in its ranks. The group has its roots in an academic society whose members held regular meetings and workshops throughout 2009.

Managerial Economics and Liberal Studies major Christine Varriale ’10 was among those who discovered a passion for artful experimentation.


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