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Winter 2009

The Truth About Entrepreneurs

In a treasure trove of data on entrepreneurs, two Bentley management professors unearthed perplexing truths about how people start businesses. Even now, having penned numerous articles and book chapters on the topic, they wonder at the paths that entrepreneurs take. Logic and neat patterns need not apply.Tatiana Manolova (left) and Linda Edelman conducted their analyses on data from the landmark Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED). Sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the U.S.

Growing Resources for Bentley Families

Attention parents, grandparents and other Bentley relatives: This one’s for you. A renewed commitment to connecting parents and families of current students with the campus community is unfolding on several fronts at the university.The initiative is led jointly by the offices of Alumni, Parents and Friends and Student Activities.“Parents and other family members are a vital part of the Bentley network,” says Nicole (Fernandez) Gamer ’02, associate director of the Parents Fund and family programs.

Literature in a Novel Form

Graphic novel: lit or lite? Had you posed that question to Diane Tetreault five years ago, the instructor in English would have been firmly in the “lite” camp.“My daughters were always avid readers,” says the professor, admitting that she had never tried the genre herself. “When I saw one of them reading a graphic novel, my attitude was, ‘Can’t you read a real book?’”Fortunately for Bentley students, one daughter threw down a challenge that Tetreault accepted.

Mary Cail '47: Award-Winning Volunteer

In Good Company

Some may look at what Mary Cail ’47 does as good deeds, but she sees it as good fun. The Bentley alumna, a 2009 recipient of the Unsung Heroine of Massachusetts award, spends her days helping others in various ways, including offering rides to fellow senior citizens in her 1993 Chrysler.

“I enjoy it, because we have a lot of laughs,” says Cail. “It goes to show, you can have fun [volunteering].”

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