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Maureen Flores became vice president for university advancement on July 1, 2017. She oversees all fundraising, alumni engagement, advancement communications, sponsored and grant-seeking programs, the Nathan R.
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.
“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.
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.