Meet the Spencers, one of many families with proud ties to Bentley that span generations: Walter ’48; his son, Robert ’77, MST ’85; and Robert’s son and daughter, Jonathan ’07 and Courtney ’09. Each is inspired by the others to make a difference in the world — and determined to continue their Bentley legacy.
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Her mom passed away when she was 11; her father when she was 18. And yet, when you meet Olivia Corriveau ’18, you see a quiet determination that shines as brightly as her infectious smile — and she can’t help but see her Bentley life in gains, not losses.
There’s a small room in the Rauch Administration Center papered in a riot of color. “When you work odd hours making calls around the world, you need a way to relax on break,” says Liam Clifford ’17.
For so many Bentley donors, their gifts are founded on trust — and transformational goals.
“We’ve never heard of ‘business ethics.’” The grant refusal by the National Endowment for the Humanities came swiftly and spoke volumes of the times: It was 1974 and the country under President Richard Nixon was in the thick of the Watergate scandal.
When a Bentley friend passed away after graduation, Ney Peralta '10 wanted to make sure his legacy lived on.
The first formal gift to Bentley was Bentley itself. On July 1, 1948, Harry Bentley donated his entire interest in the school to a nonprofit corporation managed by a Board of Trustees. That act has benefited generations of Bentley students, and it aids a greater need that is universal today.
Bentley is much more than a school to alumni. It is a living, breathing community with heart and purpose, pride and ambition, personality and big dreams. Every day, in their workplaces, homes and communities, alumni demonstrate what it means to hold a Bentley degree … and why that is a powerful asset in today’s world.
Even though the term “job placement” has come in and out of vogue in higher education over the decades, it has always been part of the philosophy at Bentley. The commitment to help graduates find rewarding and meaningful work goes back to our founder himself.
Putting a career on hold for graduate study can make for some anxious moments. Frances Karandy, MBA ’04, MSHFID ’05 took the plunge in 2002, while living and working in Boston after receiving a BA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.