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TOPIC: Service Learning
Global health issues are no abstraction when you live and work alongside African villagers in urgent need of food, water, and basic sanitation, according to Bentley professors who have spent more than a decade engaged with such communities.
Recently Bentley’s Health Thought Leadership Network, which advances impactful research in health and healthcare, supported the innovative work of two faculty members. Both are engaged in transformative work in Africa. In interviews, they share the philosophy behind their work and the passion that drives it.
Thanks to a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant, Diane Kellogg, an associate professor of management at Bentley University, will soon expand her role as a private sector consultant to a wide array of international government agencies and non-governmental organizations working to improve sanitation and health for people around the world. The challenge is stark: As Kellogg puts it, “2.4 billion people don’t have access to sanitation, so there’s a lot to do.”
The Yawkey Foundations have recognized Bentley University’s longstanding commitment to service-learning and awarded the university $500,000 to educate students to effectively lead nonprofit organizations and expand student efforts to help community groups.
When Jay Peledge ’00 arrived at Bentley University in the fall of his freshmen year, he had every intention of majoring in business.
Director of Service Learning Jonathan White’s commentary assists in defending online activism in this myth debunking article on millennials.
College graduates push for more social good initiatives and ethical responsibility in both their professional lives and the workplace, preferring employers who value The Triple Bottom Line.
Professor Diane Kellogg of Bentley University is the first recipient of the Friend of Africa Award, presented at the annual African Women of Excellence Awards Gala in New York City.
Bentley’s Service-Learning Center continues to grow development and programing at Prospect Hill Community Center.
Bentley’s Service Learning Center received the Bob Ray Partnership Award at the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance’s 12th annual spring fundraising event: Home for Good, Solutions Start Here