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Our Graduates

Here’s How Social Distancing will Affect Our Economy

March 31, 2020

           Usama Salim ’17
As he hunkered down in his Waltham apartment, doing his part to help “flatten the curve,” Usama Salim ‘17 checked social media and online news outlets for the latest updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. With…

Family Matters: Lessons in Connection

March 19, 2020

Peter Henderson ’83, MBA ’92 and his wife, Susan (Armstrong) ’84, MBA ’88, encouraged their three children to follow their own passions, whether it was the sports they decided to play or the colleges where they wanted to study. “Find what feels right for you…

Passion on Parade

March 19, 2020

Cue the confetti. As a senior event manager with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Mariela Spillari ’10 helps organize the famed Rose Parade — a New Year’s Day tradition featuring floral floats, equestrian groups and marching bands. The Guatemala-born alumna…

Owning It

March 19, 2020

At 8 years old, Crystal Cave ’09 knew how to read analytics reports. She dreamed of business school. And in her grandfather’s office, she often played at being CEO of a company. The man she called “Poppy,” Robert Higgins, founded wholesale record distributor…

Spotlight: Laura Aldrich ’91

March 19, 2020

Laura (Wallace) Aldrich ’91 can bank on celebrity status to help her make a licensing deal: She works for Drew and Jonathan Scott, hosts of the Property Brothers series on HGTV and reigning home-lifestyle gurus. “My objective is to connect fans with products…

The Game Changer

March 19, 2020

What Kyle York ’05 needed to disrupt the venture capital world came, in part, from a sporting goods store. The co-founder and CEO of York IE helps tech startups grow without falling into the common traps of burning tons of capital or losing control to…

Spotlight: Curtis McLaughlin ’08

March 19, 2020

Like many fellow millennials, Curtis McLaughlin ’08 has a résumé packed with different job titles. The difference: His are based at a single company. “I have been here for 11 years, but each has been drastically different,” says the alumnus, who interned…

The Little Pie that Could

November 20, 2019

Kara (Wetzler) Romanik ’85 on QVC
Bright lights, big cameras and an expectant host on a silent soundstage, all waiting for our baker. She’s been hand-picked to pitch her product, crafted and cultivated for years to get to this moment: a…

Spotlight: Paul Donahe ’69

November 20, 2019

Paul Donahe ’69 spent nearly his entire senior year fighting the draft board. He had been ordered to report for duty on December 13, 1968. “I went up to my local board and said, ‘I am not opposed to going, but I just spent three and a half years working my…

Honoring a ‘Scholar, Leader and Gentleman’

November 20, 2019

Like any proud mother, Sylvia Schadee kept a scrapbook of her son’s achievements — and Robert Schadee ’66 had many. The phrase above is from “A Profile in Integrity,” featured in a 1960s issue of the Bentley Journal student newspaper; it speaks volumes of Bob…