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Bentley Magazine


Winter 2020 Issue

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Joseph M. Cronin: A Homegrown World Champion

Bentley’s president from 1991 to 1997 set the school on a global course. We pay tribute to this lifelong educator, whose push for diversity and inclusion ran deeper than geography.

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Game On

Bhavit Sheth, MBA ’11 dreamed big to launch a company in his native India. Learn how he rode a dark horse app into the Unicorn Club.

Meet Bhavit 

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Schooled to Make An Impact

Professional Expertise + Personal Calling = Change for the Better. The equation held true for Michael Black ’10 and Kaitlyn Swist ’12, who used their business skills to improve lives in Albania and Africa.

Meet Mike and Kaitlyn

One Day at a Time

How are Falcons faring in this year like no other? Alumni around the globe share tough realities, tender moments and hopeful mantras from inside the pandemic.

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Campus News

A New Look for Campus Life

The trimester featured a student safety slogan — Don’t Falc It Up — that everyone took to heart. Here’s what learning, dining and socializing looked like at Bentley this fall.

Meet the AD

Vaughn Williams is only the third person to serve as Bentley’s director of athletics. He reflects on what drew him here, his mentors and running an athletics program in a pandemic.

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No. 1 Ranking for Pulsifer Career Development Center

The 2021 edition of The 386 Best Colleges guidebook, compiled by the Princeton Review, names Bentley first in the nation for Best Career Services.

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Presidential Search Moves Ahead

Input from faculty, students, staff and alumni has helped shaped the search for Bentley’s ninth leader.


Racial Justice Task Force Continues Work

Highlights of the fall include an eight-week Racial Healing Practice Challenge, which engaged small groups to discuss race and identity.

See updates from the task force 

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Five Things

A Bentley finance professor shares little-known facts about sustainable investing — a “modern” practice 3,500 years in the making.

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Whatever issue is important to you — from affordable health care and sustainable agriculture to LGBTQ+ rights and renewable energy — you’ll find an investment tailored to that.
Otgo Erhemjamts
Professor of Finance

Alumni News

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Inside Job: Pitch Perfect

Tara Williams ’09 stared down the sharks for her venture Dreamland Baby. She recounts tales from inside the tank.

Meet Tara

The PROfile

Sy Gray ’00, MSFP ’04 has composed a career by following his entrepreneurial instincts. Discover personal cuts from his life’s soundtrack.

Meet Sy

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Weaving Commerce & Compassion

Amanda Maringka ’14 of Indonesia leads terARTai, whose products are created by people with special needs.

Meet Amanda

Take Two: A Movement, Not a Moment

Heather L. Mattisson (left) and Tiffany R. Warren share a class year — 1997 — and a mission to help organizations become more diverse and inclusive.

Meet Heather and Tiffany

Family Matters: It Takes Two to Transfer

Class of 1981 grads David and Adrienne Souza often brought their daughters to campus events through the years. Now Annalisa ’22 (left) and Abigail ’18 are Falcons themselves.


Meet the Souzas


Engagement Shot
Yes to the Dress . . . Wedding bells are set to ring for Schnelle Shelby ’04 and Carrington Moore in April 2021.


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