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Bentley Magazine - Don't Panic

Winter 2023

About the cover

a collage of AI generated versions of the painting 'American Gothic'The cover was designed with Midjourney, an AI design tool. As a starting point, Bentley Magazine staff chose the American Gothic painting by Grant Wood because it is associated with traditional American culture and has been in the public domain since 1958. They used a version of this prompt: “Imagine a painting of an older couple with a pitchfork, both of them wearing advanced VR headsets that look very AI, in the style of classic Americana by Grant Wood.” Midjourney generated dozens of images as the staff provided various, slightly changing prompts. They then used Photoshop to adapt the image into the final illustration you see on the cover.

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Inside the AI Uproar

It seems like everyone is talking about artificial intelligence. Should we fear the disruption that AI will bring or cheer on this new way to get things done? 

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A Helping Hand to Higher Education

Bentley has long been known for providing a pathway to success for talented, hard-working students, no matter their background. Many graduates give back to provide today’s Falcons the same life-changing opportunity they had. 

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illustration of Carmen Chen ’23, Matt Santangelo ’00 and Diana (Nelson) Gagnon ’14
Steve Somers

Success is More than a Degree

It’s ensuring students have the space to be their most authentic selves. It’s giving access to the unique resources that will help them soar. For Stephen ’08 (pictured at left) and Samantha Somers, it’s an investment that they think of as the start of a self-sustaining ecosystem. Generous donors have helped build the Bentley story, moment by moment. And they continue to shape its future.

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Santhana Krishnan, MSCIS ’92
The speed at which they are coming up with AI tools is mindboggling right now. All these kingdoms are being created.
Santhana Krishnan, MSCIS ’92

News from the Nest

Jones Named Hockey Coach

Andy Jones is one of three new coaches along with women’s soccer Coach Sarah Dacey and football Coach Saj Thakkar.

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Meet the Class of 2027

Among their number are a technophile who builds PCs from scratch, an “extra” actor on HBO, a licensed livestock agent, a mogul skier ranked in the top 10 in the world and, last but certainly not least, an inventor of a device to save lives during heart surgery.

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Business in Society Report

Help students with homework? Yes. Drive me in a car? No way. The latest from Bentley’s annual survey with Gallup.

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Executive PhD Welcomes First Class

Students in the new program work for Bank of America, CVS Health, Google Cloud and other top companies.

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Rising in the Rankings



𝘜.𝘚. 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴 & 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 also ranked Bentley the #4 Most Innovative and #9 Best Value in the North in its 2024 Best Colleges rankings.



Bentley alumni are earning among the highest salaries in the country 10 years after graduation, according to a 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 tool that helps students find the college that suits them best.



Bentley’s Pulsifer Career Development Center was named Best Career Services in the nation by the 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘙𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸, which ranked schools across the U.S. on career and job placement services.



Bentley’s Master of Science in Finance has been named one of the best in the country by the 𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴.

Forward Thinking 2

From the President

President Chrite on the potential and promise of artificial intelligence.

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Five Ways AI Can Boost Your Job Search

Christie Lindor ’02, a lecturer in Management and CEO of Tessi Consulting, explains how job applicants can use AI to stand out to recruiters and hiring managers.

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Take Two: Managing Mental Health at Work

Corporate wellness coach Franchon Francees ’05 and Assistant Management Professor Brandon Smit on how to improve your employees’ mental health — and your own, too.


Meet Franchon and Brandon

Family Matters: Fire and Ice

For firefighter twins Steve ’12 and Don ’12 Hopkins, the commitment to community is as strong as their brotherly bond.

Meet the Brothers

Thank You For Another Great Falcon Weekend!

Alumni News

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The PROfile: Life in the Fast Lane

Driving 11 hours at 250 mph? Been there, done that. Alfonso de Orleans-Borbón ’91 on his unusual career in competitive car racing.

Meet Alfonso

Banking on the Future

The collapse of several banks has focused attention on the banking industry. What do you need to know about where the industry is headed? We asked two alumni experts for guidance.

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Alumni and friends got together near and far: at Saratoga Race Course, welcoming the newest members of the Falcons of the Last Decade, at Top Golf in Denver and more. Visit to find events near you!

Gatherings - Winter 2023

The Beauty of Breaking Boundaries

Pageant champion and NASDAQ Chief of Staff Kristina Ayanian ’19 on using her platform to bring awareness to causes close to her heart.

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Alumni 2023 Awards

Each spring, Bentley’s Global Alumni Board sifts through dozens of nominations of outstanding alumni and graduating seniors. The selection is an honor and a privilege, says GAB Chair Keith Singletary ’96, and certainly a highlight of the year. Meet the 2023 honorees.

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“Advance to GO!”

For Shannon (Coleman) Sasaluxanon ’07, work at Hasbro is a toy story.

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Your Big Announcements

Bentley alumni posing for a wedding photo
Allie Downs ’17 and Matt Fereira ’17 married in Newport, R.I. Falcons from the classes of 2016, 2017 and 2020 joined the celebration.

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The Falcon Files

an illustrated comic titled The Clock Tower Caper of ’73

The Clock Tower Caper of ’73 transcript

Panel one

Jim Needham ’73 said that when the iconic Bentley clock tower arrived on campus and was about to be placed on top of the library, he and two classmates pulled off a “Prank for the ages.”

Panel two

A breezy May morning

Great Scott! Where’s my clock? (President Adamian)

Panel three

A few hours earlier

You’re nuts!

We’ll get arrested!

No we won’t. It’s a senior prank! Like David Copperfield.

Panel four

I saw him make that 747 disappear on TV last week!

Panel five

Are you sure the keys are in the ignition?

Let’s go!

Panel six

Needham says after they stowed the tower behind some trees, it was located a short time later and raised to its perch above upper campus where it has stood ever since, and he’s glad. “It looks good up there,” he writes. Bentley Magazine can neither confirm nor deny this prank – but we’d love to hear more.

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