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Autumn Highlights From Bentley and Beyond

HELP US HELP YOU

Keeping members of the Bentley community connected to each other and to the school is a top priority at the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends. We aim to offer programming that meets your needs, and to identify new avenues for getting involved at the university. To that end, please help us help you.

* Send us your e-mail address. Provide updated or first-time contact information to alumninfo@bentley.edu and we will add your address to our database.

* Take 10 minutes to fill out the alumni survey when it hits your e-mail inbox in January. The more we know about you, the better we can serve your needs.

In the meantime, enjoy highlights of recent events that brought people together for career networking, informal socializing, and a bit of friendly competition on the field.

ON CAMPUS

Fair Weather for Career Seekers
Despite torrential downpours, more than 1,000 students donned their finest business attire to attend the fall Career Fair, held on October 8 in the Dana Athletic Center. More than 130 employers -- including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boston Scientific, EMC Corporation, Raytheon and Unum -- were on hand to discuss internships and full-time employment opportunities. Many proud alumni were among the employer representatives who attended.

IN BOSTON

Alumni in the Big Leagues
In August, a group of Bentley grads competed in a slow-pitch softball tournament against other Boston area alumni groups. Bentley's team of 16 took on rivals from Tufts, Boston University, Northeastern and Babson, to name a few. How did our Falcons fare? The team finished fourth among eight teams. Way to go, alumni!

IN NEW YORK

Advantage Bentley
On September 8, Bentley alumni, parents and friends met at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., for the 2010 U.S. Open quarterfinal matches. Fans of the game socialized at the Heineken Red Star Café prior to the first match. Star players Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki wowed the crowd.

ON CAMPUS

Leaders Look Forward
Bentley trustees emeriti and their spouses joined President Gloria Cordes Larson and other university leaders on September 15 to discuss key initiatives. The group met at the president’s house, where Susan Brennan, managing director of the Nathan R. Miller Center for Career Services, discussed Bentley’s “hire education” approach. Following the meeting, guests enjoyed a student-led trolley tour around campus. The day ended with a dinner in the Dana Center booster suite.

IN NEW YORK

Networking with a View at Goldman Sachs
Breathtaking New York City views, networking opportunities, and light refreshments drew crowds to a Bentley Business Networks (BBN) event held on September 15 at Goldman Sachs. It was the most highly attended BBN gathering to date, with more than 100 alumni on hand. Event host Don Reed ’89 topped off the evening with remarks on hedge funds and financial reform. Special thanks go to Laura Farge ’02 for making the event a reality.

ON CAMPUS

Homecoming and Parents Weekend: A Smashing Success!
Thousands of alumni, students, families and friends flocked to campus the weekend of October 22 for our new autumn tradition: Homecoming and Parents Weekend. Attendees celebrated with old classmates, new friends and Falcon football during the three-day event.

On Saturday afternoon, the Alumni Homecoming and Family Festival featured crowd-pleasing activities such as a climbing wall and a bounce house. Later that evening, guests enjoyed entertainment by hypnotist Richard Anthony and an impressive array of delicious sweets at the international dessert reception. Throughout the weekend, along with sharing stories and laughs, alumni and parents had the chance to learn more about campus life and mingle with current students, faculty and staff. Thanks  to everyone who helped make this event a smashing success!

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