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U.S. Senator John Kerry and Fleet Financial Group Chair Terrence Murray to Speak at Bentley College Commencements

March 29, 1999


WALTHAM, MASS.- Bentley College Commencement speakers have been announced for the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies on Saturday, May 15. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) will be the speaker at Bentley College's 80th Undergraduate Commencement at 10:00 a.m., and will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Terrence Murray, chairman and chief executive officer of the Fleet Financial Group, will be the keynote speaker at the Bentley College Graduate School of Business' 24th Commencement at 3:00 p.m. He will receive an honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science.

At the undergraduate ceremony, Bentley will also award an honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science to Robert Davis, president, CEO and founder of Lycos, Inc., one of the Internet's most powerful search engines and hubs.

Senator John Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, is a leading voice in the Senate on issues that affect the daily lives of working men and women and the future of the country: comprehensive reform of our system of public education, environmental protection, public safety, economic growth, campaign finance reform, and healthcare.

Terrence Murray, as chairman and CEO of Fleet Financial Group since 1982, has built Fleet into one of the largest financial institutions in the country, with $104 billion in assets. Most recently, Fleet has announced a merger with BankBoston, which will create the eighth-largest bank in the United States, with its headquarters in Boston.

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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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