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Collage of Bentley Class of 2024 highlights including President Chrite's inauguration, Jack Harlow performance, senior champagne toast, total solar eclipse and move-in day

Students from the Class of 2024 started their Bentley journey in a not-so-typical way as they transitioned to college life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, they stayed resilient and flourished on campus and beyond. They experienced many Bentley firsts — including the inauguration of the university’s first Black president, a partnership between Bentley and the Boston Celtics, the opening of the Center for Health and Business and Entrepreneurial Hub, a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2030 and a new major in Artificial Intelligence for Innovation — and participated in beloved Bentley traditions such as Breakfast by Moonlight, Casino Night, the Black United Body Fashion Show, La Cultura Latina's La Raza event and the return of the popular Spring Day festivities in 2022 with concert headliners Diplo and Jack Harlow.  

Students made the most of their time at Bentley, accessing first-generation student resources and advocating for student mental health and well-being. They rock-climbed, researched, started businesses and celebrated culture. They even watched a total solar eclipse. Here, we provide a glimpse into graduating students who have been featured in our Newsroom over the last four years — their stories and updates on where they’re headed after graduation. 

Anastasia  Liakopulos

Anastasia Liakopulos ’24

After graduation, Anastasia Liakopulos ’24 will use her combination of creative and business skills to power her jewelry company, House of Clio. In addition to completing a Professional Sales major and minor in Information Design and Corporate Communication, she holds a graduate degree in Jewelry Design from Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid.

Read our story about her entrepreneurial mission to empower women through her jewelry collection.

Sneaker entrepreneur Breanna Durand poses with her favorite sneakers

Breanna Durand ’24

Breanna Durand ’24 is a Marketing major and Data Technologies minor. As she nears graduation, she is completing an internship at accelant, a startup marketing company founded by Bentley alumnus George A. Roadman ’00. She is also planning to launch her own clothing brand.  

Read our story about her start in the world of fashion as an entrepreneur reselling sneakers and creating an online sneaker community. 

Banmai Huynh

Banmai Huynh ’24

In fall 2024, Corporate Finance and Accounting major Banmai Huynh ’24 will start Bentley’s Advanced Standing MBA Program with a Law and Taxation concentration. Until then, she will be at PwC in Boston working with their tax team and sitting for the CPA exam.  

Read our story about her early experience in the Women in Finance Fellowship at Massachusetts School Building Authority and the Bentley Women’s Leadership Program, where she learned about the importance of women’s voices in the workplace, particularly in male-dominated industries. 

Eddie Monigan IV in stands at Polar Park baseball stadium, with video camera in hand

Edward Monigan IV ’24

Edward Monigan IV ’24 is a Creative Industries major with a minor in Sports Business Management. After graduation he will work with the Boston Red Sox as an intern team photographer for the 2024 season. He will also continue to operate his freelance business with work in sports, lifestyle and editorial work. 

Read our story about how he used his multimedia skills to craft the story of the WooSox Minor League Baseball team — and his career path. 

Sandhya Sangappa ’24 stands by steps on Bentley Campus

Sandhya Sangappa ’24

Data Analytics major Sandhya Sangappa is joining Deloitte Consulting this fall as an analyst in their Technology Division. Over the past year, she has been working as a research assistant at Bentley on several projects funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and will be continuing the research through the summer and fall as a data scientist.  

Read our story about her experience as a first-year student, when she shared about her passion to use analytics to make a difference. 

Adriana Minasian at Gillette Stadium

Adriana Minasian ’24

Adriana Minasian ’24 is a Management major with a concentration in Marketing

Following a successful summer job with Kraft Sports + Entertainment and an internship at Fenway Sports Management, she will be working full time in corporate events after graduation. 

Read our story about her path, including an impactful semester abroad at a top hospitality school in Switzerland.  

 

Oren Rubin and Lauren Sloane

Oren Rubin ’24 and Lauren Sloane ’24

It was during their first year at Bentley that Oren Rubin and Lauren Sloane chronicled their experience transitioning to college during the pandemic. A lot has changed since then: After graduation, Sloane, an Accounting major with minors in Marketing and International Affairs, will be studying for her CPA license and will begin a full-time role as an audit associate at KPMG in New York City this fall. Before starting a full-time job as an operations business associate at Wayfair in August 2024, Rubin, a Management major with a Supply Chain and Operations Management concentration, will explore Europe and study for the certified financial planning exam.  

Read our story about their experiences in 2020 during the Coronavirus Chronicles course. 

The student leaders of Bentley Active Minds

Ellie MacMillan ’24 and Joe Maselli ’23, MSF ’24

Ellie MacMillan, a Public Policy major, will begin graduate school at Elon University for an MEd in Higher Education Administration, where she will work as a graduate assistant in the Center for Leadership. Joe Maselli, a Finance major with a Master of Science in Finance, will start a full-time job as a financial analyst at B. Riley Financial and will continue to work part-time at his family’s ice cream store. He plans on returning to volunteer opportunities in his hometown, including his Boy Scout troop and church.  

Read our story about how they co-founded the university’s first student organization dedicated to mental health awareness and education. 

Brian Williams and Judaea Whittingham

Judaea Whittingham ’24 and Brian Williams ’24

In 2020, Judaea Whittingham and Brian Williams shared their experiences as students in the first cohort of FirstGen Presidential Fellows

Today they share their post-Bentley plans: Whittingham, a Computer Information Systems major with a Marketing minor, is joining TJX as an IT product analyst I. Williams, a Management major, plans to explore a career in human resources after traveling to Europe during the summer. 

Read our story to look back on their early journey as FirstGen Presidential Fellows.