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Bentley Magazine

Growing Season
Summer 2021 Issue
Farm vegetables

Rooted

Making a life on the land is second nature for Justin Chase, MBA ’09 and Tom Wilkins ’81. Here, the principals of North of Boston farm and Wilkins Lumber Company reflect on the pull of forests, fields and family.

Meet Justin and Tom 

Wellness by Number

Eager to chart a fresh start in the post-COVID world? Let these Falcon experts point you toward a mindful workday, consistently restful sleep, a happy gut and other benefits.

Take a Breath

Male sitting and working on laptop
Agustina Panzoni ’18

Good Influence(r)

An analytical mind and passion for fashion led Agustina Panzoni ’18 to a career in trend forecasting. Learn more about the alumna behind @thealgorythm on TikTok and check out four other very social Falcons. 

Meet Agus

Campus News

First Week of School

President E. LaBrent Chrite has set a brisk pace from his first days on campus.

Maggie Qian ’18, MSHFID ’21
Working in the CIS Sandbox, I saw firsthand where people struggled and was able to help them move ahead.
Maggie Qian ’18, MSHFID ’21
User Experience Researcher, Dell Technologies

Three Join Board of Trustees

Dan Farley, Melanie Foley and Bill Pappas bring business expertise and gratitude for their own education at Bentley.

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Celebrating the CIS Sandbox

With a robust roster of peer tutors, this hands-on lab has served nearly every undergraduate since its founding in 2011.

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Falcon Files

Take a deep dive into students’ opportunities for exercise, fun and competition through the years.

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Task Force Releases Document

The 32-page “Framing for the Future: Committing to Racial Justice at Bentley” provides information and tools to spur action by students, faculty, staff and alumni across the university.

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Task Force Releases Document

A Fenway First

Bentley’s 2021 commencement on May 1 was the first college graduation ever held at the iconic ballpark.

Real Estate

Take Two: A Tough Sell

Unpacking change for the real estate industry with insiders Mitch Roschelle ’83 and faculty member David Missirian.

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Alumni News

Inside Job: Casino Ace

With a winning career of her own, Holly (Aydar) Gagnon ’85, P ’22 aims to improve the odds for other women in the casino gaming industry.

Meet Holly

Casino cards and chips
Holly (Aydar) Gagnon ’85, P ’22
After COVID, people are ready to get out and are craving experiences. Companies that are slow to adjust will be playing catch-up.
Holly (Aydar) Gagnon ’85, P ’22
Senior Strategic Adviser, Spectrum Gaming Group

Promises Kept

Lifting up communities where he lives and works is a lifelong commitment for Ernest J. Washington Jr. ’73. He’s pictured (back row, far right) with fellow co-founders of the Black United Body.

Meet Ernie

Falcon Honors

The Global Alumni Board celebrates two graduates who reflect the spirit and vision of founder Harry C. Bentley.

Meet the 2021 Honorees
YOUR BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS
Charcuterie Board

Savoring Success . . . Close to 600 alumni took part in Reunion 2021, logging in for webinars on wide-ranging topics.
Alaura (Berry) Westrol ’11 led participants in creating a charcuterie board like this one.

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