When Bill Torrey first stepped on Bentley’s campus, the last thing on his mind was becoming a vice president for University Advancement — again. He had just completed more than 20 years in the same role at Bowdoin College in Maine.
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“There aren’t enough women in business,” observes Jenn Gaudet ’00, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Boston. “The higher up you go, the fewer female role models there are.”
Recent grants from two major foundations support key aspects of the university’s mission. The Yawkey Foundations awarded $500,000 to benefit the Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center (BSLCE).
Traveling abroad is something of a family tradition for Beverly Earle P ’12 and her husband, John Sloan, P ’12, MSFP ’14.
Her mom passed away when she was 11; her father when she was 18.
And yet, meeting Olivia Corriveau '18, her quiet determination shines as brightly as her infectious smile — and she can’t help but rave about her Bentley life. "I’m very close with my brother," she says, "and I tell him all the time how much I love and appreciate what I have here."
Clear eyes. Wings spread. Talons firmly planted. The newest addition to the Bentley campus is a soon-to-be iconic sculpture of the university’s beloved mascot. The falcon was commissioned to honor the centennial and was installed on May 8 behind the library.
After a semester at sea as a Santander fellow, Sully Jiminez ’17 says she’s ready for the next chapter of her life. The voyage — from San Diego across the Pacific to Japan, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Mauritius, South African and England — was simply life-changing.
The “Suburban Opioid Study” will focus on suburban populations of opioid and heroin users including interviews with users and former users in and around Boston, New Haven, Conn., and Atlanta. With Associate Professor of Sociology Miriam Boeri as co-principal investigator along with a colleague at Southern Connecticut State University, Bentley will receive $142,025 of the $341,565 grant, the first NIH grant to a Bentley faculty member.
"Growing up, going to college was my number one goal," Jaclyn Leduc ’18, a marketing major, remembers. "I did everything I needed to do to make sure I would get there one day. My family was supportive, my high school was helpful and encouraging during the process, and my achievements up to that point seemed to be enough to push me to the college life I’d dreamed of for so long.
Hector Jiminez-Guerrero ’17 thrives on the challenge of adapting to new environments. While studying abroad as a Santander fellow in Barcelona, Spain — his first trip to Europe — he was able to do just that, and much more. From seeing his favorite team, Real Madrid, in action to networking with likeminded students, Hector says his time abroad was a tremendous experience that strengthened his character: