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Whether you're a career builder or career changer, an established leader or an emerging one, Bentley is where top business students from around the world get the skills they need to build the careers they imagine. The Graduate Admission team is here to get you to that outcome, by helping you discover which program is right for you and aiding you as you go through the application process.

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Glisery Colon
Glisery Colon
Senior Associate Director
Certificates Programs

Glisery Colon is the Senior Associate Director of Graduate Admission for Bentley University.  She has almost 20 years of professional experience in higher education.  Originally, from Boston MA, she has spent several years in southern CA working at a number of institutions.  Glisery held positions serving as Director of Graduate Admissions recruiting students for Architecture, Media, Psychology, Business, and Leadership programs.  She also served as an adjunct instructor and has taught Personal & Professional Development courses.  Glisery holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fisher College in Boston, MBA from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA and Alumna of Bentley University’s Advanced Graduate Studies with a focus in Marketing Analytics.

Gordon Berridge
Gordon Berridge
Associate Director

Gordon Berridge joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley University in October 2013. He has over 16 years of higher education admission experience. His previous positions included roles such as Director of Admission and Director of Recruitment at several different educational institutions around the New England region. Gordon is an alumni of Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business, earning his M.B.A. with a concentration in leadership.  He also holds a B.S. in Communication from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. 

Andy Crawford
Andy Crawford
Associate Director
MBA

Andy began working with Bentley’s Graduate Admission team in October 2018. He has over seven years of higher education admission experience and twelve years of experience working in marketing and sales capacities. Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Emmanuel College and MBA from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. In addition to his work at Bentley, Andy chairs the Marketing & Recruitment Committee for NEGAP, the New England chapter for the National Association of Graduate Enrollment Management.

Alyssa Orlando
Alyssa Orlando
Senior Assistant Director
MSF, MSHFID

Alyssa joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley in October 2018. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., she has worked in graduate admission and marketing since 2014, serving students interested primarily in education programs. Alyssa holds a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College, an M.A. in higher education from Boston College, and is working on her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Meili Jin
Meili Jin
Assistant Director
MSA, MSAA, MSBA, MST

Meili has joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley in March of 2019. She has 5 years of experience in international admission operations. Meili is originally from China and came to the US in 2009 as an international student. She speaks English, Chinese, and Korean. She got both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northeastern University in Boston of Massachusetts.

Anya Gelernt-Dunkle
Anya Gelernt-Dunkle
Assistant Director

Anya joined Bentley’s Graduate Admission team in March 2018. Originally from Southern New Jersey, she worked for several years in politics and campaign finance before transitioning to education. Prior to her time at Bentley, she coordinated a program to assist international students in the college admission process. Anya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tufts University.

Christopher Acha
Christopher Acha
Assistant Director

Christopher joined Bentley’s graduate admission team in February 2021. He has over six years of higher education experience in admission and recruitment. Christopher is originally from Nigeria, and came to the US in 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Mathematics from the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria, and both a Master’s degree in Applied Computational Mathematics and a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Julie Scheinthal
Julie Scheinthal
Graduate Admission Officer

Julie joined Bentley’s Graduate Admissions team in January 2020. Originally from Vermont, she worked as a private educational consultant and tutor in Long Island, NY and Boston, MA for six years before transitioning to higher education. Julie holds a B.A. in American Studies and Theater Arts from Brandeis University.

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