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Two Bentley College Undergraduates Named 2002 PricewaterhouseCoopers Minority Scholars

May 2, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass. - Eric J. Filkins (Brockton, MA) and Harold J. Mateo (Fitchburg, MA), both sophomores at Bentley College, were recently named winners of the 2002 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Minority Scholarship. Both recipients of this high honor are members of the Bentley College Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) Minority Scholars Program was established in 1990. Each year, PwC honors more than 40 exceedingly gifted African-American, Hispanic and Native American students. As an award recipient, students receive a $5,000 scholarship renewable until graduation and are invited to attend the PwC Minorities in Business Leadership Conference. In addition, students also receive consideration for a position as an intern with one of PwC's service groups. Both Filkins and Mateo will be interning with PwC this coming summer.

Filkins is president and founding member of the Bentley College Pep Band as well as president of La Cultura Latina. A member of the President's List, he was listed on the 2002 edition of "Who's Who Among Students In American Universities And Colleges".

Mateo is also active in student life, working as a resident assistant (RA) for the Residential Center. He is a letterman on the Bentley College Track & Field team, excelling as a sprinter in the 200 meters and 4x100 meter relay events. He is also a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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