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by Kristen L. Walsh

Wonderful mentor. Great listener. Gentle spirit. Colleagues and students describe former VP Kathleen Yorkis in terms typically reserved for a parent or close friend — roles she played often during her 25 years at the university.

by Kristen L. Walsh

When Wei Guo packed for the 10-plus-hour flight from China to Bentley, he brought along some reminders of home. At U.S. Customs he was pressed to explain the “suspicious” jars of pickles and bags of seasoning in his suitcase.

by Kristen L. Walsh

The Arts and Lectures program is striking a chord on campus, with offerings so varied that even those who can’t carry a tune are taking note.

Bentley University is not just where Mark ’85 and Vicki (Vassalotti) ’86 Semanie discovered their love of business. It’s where they discovered their love for each other.

by Maura King Scully

A skater since age 4, Jenna Longo ’13 is member of the Lexington, Mass.-based Haydenettes. In March, the Accountancy major and her teammates glided to victory at the 2011 U.S.

by Therese Sison

Seasoned faculty members like Mary Marcel are rarely a loss for words in their own classroom. But when a female student confided about being in an abusive relationship with a longtime boyfriend, the senior lecturer was caught off guard.

Ah, summer: A great time to kick back with a new paperback (or Kindle or Nook or iPad). Here, Bentley readers share their recent literary finds, beach worthy and otherwise.


Kudos for Coaches

Assistant athletics director and long-time women’s volleyball coach Sandy Hoffman is among 14 inductees to the New Agenda: Northeast Hall of Fame.

by Richard Lipe ’77

Eight hundred wins. Think about how many that is. A college basketball team that records 25 victories in a season is considered very successful. Do that 30 times and you’re still 50 shy of 800.

by Gordon M. Hardy

George W. Carmany grew up by the sea. With a family in the resort hotel business in New York (Westhampton Beach on Long Island) and Florida (Delray Beach), he recalls being “on the water pretty much my whole life.”