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Falcon Honors

Falcon Honors

Two alumni earn leadership awards

Kristin Livingston

Choosing exceptional Falcons to honor is just that — an honor — for the Global Alumni Board (GAB). Each year, board members recognize an alumna/us and a graduating senior who reflect the spirit and vision of Bentley’s founder.

Harry C. Bentley Alumni Achievement Award 

“The way Paul carries on Harry Bentley’s legacy is evident in the attention and effort he puts into helping the school,” says Joe Shaker ’90, P ’21, vice chair of the Bentley Executive Club (BEC). “It’s what Harry Bentley dreamed to have someday.”

Shaker is speaking of Paul Mastrocola ’90, P ’24, a longtime advocate for bringing fellow Falcons together — to boost their careers, communities and alma mater. His commitments include serving as a founding member of the GAB and BEC, guest lecturer on campus, and mentor to students and alumni. He’s a familiar face at alumni events, leading conversations with industry experts and hosting talks with legends like David Ortiz.

“He’s always open to helping different alumni,” says Grace Doherty, MBA ’01, a former member of the GAB.

Mastrocola’s impact extends to his profession. He is an attorney and co-managing partner for Boston-based Burns & Levinson. In his hometown of Hanover, Mass., he was a fixture on the hockey sidelines as a coach for 10 years, having coached his son Justin — who just finished up his first year at Bentley.

“It’s through Paul that I’ve become more involved with Bentley even after I graduated,” Shaker says of his former roommate. Adds Chuck Coppa ’90, chair of the GAB, “I could not think of a person more deserving of this award.”

Paul Mastrocola ’90, P ’24,

Emerging Alumni Leader Award     

Over four years, Anjela Maravilla ’21 has demonstrated confidence, conscientiousness, drive and, above all, engagement — all key qualities for earning this award. Not surprisingly, the Marketing major came to Bentley with a few outstanding qualities of her own — inclusiveness, honesty and determination — that made her a natural for leadership roles.

A founder of the Philippine United Student Organization, member of the Black United Body and Racial Justice Task Force, Peer2Peer mentor in the Multicultural Center and member of coed community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, Maravilla has dedicated herself to building bridges across campus.

Most importantly, she says, “I became a learner of and educator for a culture I did not grow up experiencing but understand the importance of.”

The new graduate aims to continue the fight against racial inequity as, she says, “I have seen other inspirational alumni do in the past.” As a soon-to-be student in the MBA in Marketing program, Maravilla will also keep mentoring fellow Falcons. “I want them to have a support system from someone who has been in their place.”

Anjela Maravilla ’21

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