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Alumnae Earn Awards for Achievement and Leadership

Kristin Livingston

Harry C. Bentley Alumni Achievement Award 

Honors recipients as creative, ethical and socially responsible leaders of organizations  

Colleagues at accounting firm LGA LLP know Janine Danielson ’84 as a trusted adviser and committed mentor to young associates. She brings the same passion for partnership to Bentley, where she has worked with the Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business (CWB), recruited on campus for LGA and mentored students.

As one nominator put it: “Janine has Bentley blue in her blood.”

Danielson (pictured above, center, with fellow award-winner Susan Gorman ’84 and John Ioakimidis ’98) lends her expertise as a board member for several organizations. These include the Women’s Lunch Place, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides food, shelter and other resources for women who are homeless; and the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce. She was among the first members of the Bentley Executive Club (BEC) and continues to serve on its board. In addition, you can find her on the green at the annual Trustees Cup alumni golf tournament.

Susan Gorman ’84 graduated with a degree in Marketing and Management, but it was her work as a bookkeeper that helped launch her career in finance. She joined the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) as COO in 2009 and went on to become president. In 2015, she led the merger of NESA with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science; she is executive director for academic affairs at what is now MCPHS University. Among many other volunteer efforts, the alumna has served on medical boards, worked with Girls Inc. of Lynn, and played a leading role in boosting the economy of downtown Worcester.

A longtime member of BEC and former vice chair of its board, Gorman has focused on recruiting alumnae to the club.

“Years ago, Sue taught me the importance of helping other women,” says Carla (Stella) McCall ’89, who received the same award in 2017. “She has helped me achieve my full leadership potential.”


Emerging Alumni Leader Award

Bentley University alumna Casey Hutnyan
Casey Hutnyan ’19

Honors a graduating senior for outstanding leadership in the campus community

As a first-year student, Casey Hutnyan ’19 was reluctant to get involved in campus life. But she surprised friends and stepped out of her comfort zone in becoming an Orientation leader. The Marketing major went on to manage and mentor dozens of fellow students in that role. In addition, she volunteered for Bentley’s Equity Center, served as a fellow at the Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business and as vice president of marketing for the Student Alumni Leadership Council, played varsity softball, and spent a semester at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

“Being part of the Bentley alumni community means that I will always have a place where I belong, filled with people who will support me,” says Hutnyan, who is ready to do the same for fellow Falcons.