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When Bill Torrey first stepped on Bentley’s campus, the last thing on his mind was becoming a vice president for University Advancement — again. He had just completed more than 20 years in the same role at Bowdoin College in Maine. Plus, he wasn’t sure if he could do in Waltham what he had done in Brunswick.
“The culture of philanthropy at Bowdoin was decades-old and needed awakening,” he says. “At Bentley, the story still needed to be told.”
“Coding means to tell a computer what to do.”
This crystal-clear explanation, which many adults might struggle to articulate, comes from an 11-year-old named Liliana Renaud. She is learning about computer programming at the nonprofit KodeConnect, founded by Eval Silvera ’99 of Brockton, Mass.
Unsteady trends in the world of distributed content require professionals who can adapt with the times. Launched four years ago to help answer that call, Bentley’s Creative Industries major sent off its first graduates in May.
These are days of high drama in the entertainment industry. Titans like MGM are struggling to stay on their feet. Upstarts like Netflix are taking over the world. And not too long from now, you might open a different app instead of changing television channels.
You may already be doing it.
For as long as video has existed, it has been defined by the places people see it. Movies are made for cinemas and sitcoms, for televisions.
Star Attractions Among Alumni Angelenos
Watch a movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery; it’s like having a massive picnic with tons of people. Try one of the many hikes near the Hollywood Reservoir or Topanga Canyon near Malibu. The Pasadena flea market at the Rose Bowl is one of the largest in the country and incredible. Mariela Spillari ’10
Congratulations to recipients of the inaugural Harry C. Bentley Alumni Achievement Award.
For Kevin Rowley ’05, life’s a jam session — on stage and on patrol. Whether adding a new guitar lick at a gig or making a tough call while on duty, he thrives on camaraderie and partnership.