6,000 FALCONS IN CELEBRATION
Harry C. Bentley had one heck of a good idea in 1917. A pioneer in business education, he opened a small, but bustling accounting and finance school in the heart of Boston. It outgrew its walls and spread its wings to nearby Waltham, a new home with new heights. The college hit milestone after milestone, building its reputation to a premier university that has enlightened and amazed, inspired and poised thousands of Falcons for success.
One hundred years later, we looked back — to celebrate how far we’ve come.
Thank you to the more than 6,000 Bentley alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends who joined us at 43 events in 23 cities around the world, including 2,000 of you who came back to Bentley on June 3 for the Centennial Finale. It truly was the party of the century!
A CELEBRATION 100 YEARS IN THE MAKING
43 EVENTS. 23 CITIES.
From Athens to London, San Francisco to Miami, and on our very own beloved campus, we celebrated our centennial year with style. Students, faculty and staff cheered 100 years with community service projects. Alumni rallied one another to ring in every big event: Harry Bentley's birthday, the university's birthday, 1.9.17, a new Falcon statue, President Larson ringing the Nasdaq closing bell, anniversaries for our centers and more. Library exhibits created a window into our past for current Falcons. And our biggest celebration — the Centennial Finale — brought legendary Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and celebrity chef Lydia Shire to campus. And our generous reunion classes raised more than $1.4M for Bentley, ensuring that our community kicks off the next century of excellence with a huge amount of support — and supporters.
Inaugural Harry C. Bentley Alumni Achievement Award
Congratulations to Carla (Stella) McCall ’89, Darryl Vernon Poole ’68 and Marcelo Claure '93, recipients of the inaugural Harry C. Bentley Alumni Achievement Award. The new honor goes to graduates, chosen by the Global Alumni Board, who embody the founder’s commitment to excellence on behalf of their profession, community and alma mater.