Year in Review: Our Favorite Stories from 2022
The Bentley community had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2022, including the inauguration of the university’s ninth president, E. LaBrent Chrite, the campus return of our undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies and a visit from the Kingdom of Bahrain’s ambassador to the U.S., Bentley alumnus Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa ’01 MBA ’03.
From innovative academic offerings and historic athletic performances to exhilarating and enriching campus events, we look back at some of our favorite stories from 2022:
We welcomed the Class of 2026 — the most diverse class in the university’s history, with 25% of incoming students the first in their families to attend college.
Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce ranked Bentley among the top 10 colleges and universities in the nation offering the greatest long-term return on investment.
For the first time in the 40-plus year history of the Northeast-10 Conference, one university — Bentley — won both the women’s and men’s basketball championships in the same season.
Our new Executive PhD program offers a flexible, accelerated format that empowers experienced business leaders to make “game-changing, data-driven decisions” for their companies and communities.
Graduating seniors, friends, professors and university staff gathered for the first in-person Rainbow Graduation ceremony for graduating LGBTQ+ students.
Featuring fashion, food and live performances, the Africana Student Association’s sold-out event provided a venue to showcase and honor African cultures.
Concert headliners Diplo and Jack Harlow hyped a crowd of more than 3,000 students at the annual event, which also featured a mechanical bull, an axe-throwing activity and a caricature artist.
A $5 million gift from alumni brothers Chris and Greg Smith will help the university expand its offerings to include innovative and impactful programs related to the health care industry.
Bentley partnered with Gallup to conduct a new survey and found that a majority of Americans believe business has a positive impact on people’s lives.
Bentley’s Sustainability and Climate Action Plan committed to further reductions in campus greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy use, equity and education.