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My (Giving) Back Story Winter 2014

Jenna (Stordy) Caldwell ‘94 National Account Manager — All Star ConsultingSan Francisco, CaliforniaWhy did you decide to get involved with your reunion planning committee? Gary Kelly [senior associate director, Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends] asked if I would be interested, and I jumped at the opportunity. I’m happy to give back to Bentley in any way possible.

Lessons of Brotherhood

In Tim Anderson’s Sociology of Native American Peoples course, there is no final exam. No cramming, no summary of facts, no recitation of acquired knowledge. Instead, students write a final paper answering one question.What did you learn?“If I’ve done my job right, students learn more about asking the right questions than getting the right answers,” says the 30-plus-year Bentley veteran.

Alumni Gatherings Near and Far

Bonding Over Art and Athletics

The Young Alumni Association has had a busy few months in the Boston area! This spring and summer, graduates from the past 10 years connected for a range of activities. Outings included three trips to Fenway for Red Sox games; Thirsty Thursday events; and a night at the Paint Bar, where participants channeled their inner van Gogh.

Dog’s Best Friend

The Palumbos with children (from left) Morgan, age 8, named for the late Travis Morgan ’96; Autumn, 6; and Guy Jr., 5.

Penne puttanesca and a lovable boxer puppy pointed the way to a new career for Rena (Parker) and Guy Palumbo.

Married several years after their 1995 graduation, the pair moved to Washington state and settled into corporate life — Guy at Amazon.com and Rena at Classmates.com. After several years, they knew that cubicles and conference calls just weren’t their style.

Dispatches from the Sea Suite

Fourteen harbors; 70 miles of coastline; 53 aids to navigation; 3,000 moorings; and a 76-slip marina. Bob Watson ’68 manages numbers on a daily basis, but rarely from behind a desk. The assistant harbormaster of Falmouth, Mass., is typically out patrolling the waters on a Metal Shark or Boston Whaler.

It’s not a bad way to spend the summers on Cape Cod. But the seasonal job is serious business for the former Accountancy and Finance major.

Core Strength

Like the athletes who are the focus of their three-year-old company, entrepreneurs Jared Antista ’02 and Joe Lamoureux ’01 have learned to play through the pain.

“No one prepares you for the rejection,” Antista says of the cold calls to professional athletes and agents that were part of launching Go Pro Workouts. “After hearing ‘no’ from people all day, though, you finally get that one ‘yes.’"

“Playing sports taught me how to rebound fast. It’s like coming off a bad loss and seeing how fast you can get a win.”

Leader of the Pack

One week he may be in Vegas. The next, California. But for the first time in a fast-paced 40-year career, Rich Caturano ’74, MST ’85 isn’t worried about the endpoint. A yearlong appointment as chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) finds him relishing the ride.

Media Tap Bentley Experts

Wall Street Journal

Bentley University Tries to Make Business and Liberal Arts Pay OffPresident Gloria Cordes Larson tells the Journal how Bentley’s model of education combines business and the arts and sciences, to produce more well-rounded graduates.November 7, 2013

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