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Bentley alumnus and scholarship donor Bob Weafer with scholarship recipient Emily WilliamsPay It Forward Thinking

Sitting down recently with Bob Weafer ’68, MSF ’81 and Emily Williams ’14 was like spending time with old friends — even though the pair had met only once before, at Bentley’s annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon. Here, the two share their perspectives as donor and recipient of a scholarship established by Weafer’s parents, Robert and Mary.  Read More

 

 

Autism is not a roadblock for employees at Rising Tide Carwash Shining Opportunity

To measure the impact of a social enterprise, sometimes all it takes is a suitcase. The item in question was a piece of missing luggage, which caused momentary panic for Tom D’Eri ’11 and his parents on a recent trip to New York. After looking around, they were dumbstruck to realize what had happened: D’Eri’s 23-year-old brother, who has autism, had already claimed the bag.  Read More

 

 

My (Giving) Back Story: Gary Morton ’97, MBA ’12

I have always been an advocate of finding ways to “pay it forward” whenever possible. Prior to and during my time at Bentley, I received mentoring and solid coaching that had a profound influence on me, both personally and professionally. Now, as an alumnus, I am happy to offer guidance to today’s students via the Multicultural Center.  Read More

 

 

Bentley alumnus Andrew Frates '10 and brother Pete stand together against ALS.Brothers in Arms

Pete and Andrew Frates ’10 have a common foe. A gifted athlete who played baseball in college and semi-pro thereafter, Pete was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in 2012, at age 27.

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Bentley alumnus Marcelo Claure became CEO at Spint in August 2014Sprint Comes Calling

Marcelo Claure ’93 took the reins as president and CEO of Sprint in August 2014. He has served on the company’s Board of Directors since January 2014. Prior to this, Claure was CEO of Brightstar, which he founded in 1997 and grew from a small Miami-based distributor into a global business with more than $10 billion in gross revenue for the year ended 2013.  

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Bentley alumna Grace Atwood hits the streets of Manhattan to find inspiration for her blog

Haute in the City

One perk of Grace Atwood’s job at online fashion jewelry boutique BaubleBar is the dress code. Or rather lack thereof. “At my first job we had to wear suits three days a week — and I  wasn’t making any money, so my suits weren’t very nice,” she says with a laugh.  Read More

 

 

 

Bentley students work with NGOs in GhanaCivic Lessons

Colleges routinely sing the praises of service–learning: the life-changing impact of joining academic study with hands-on work in community-based projects. Through our own Bentley Service–Learning Center (BSLC), some 1,200 students a year apply their business smarts for the greater good.  Read More