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Events for Alumni, Parents and Friends


Back to Basics
A primer on home buying was a hot ticket for an eighth consecutive year. Nearly 100 alumni and guests – as well as some current seniors – gathered in Wilder Pavilion for the December 1 workshop, led by Michael Dubuque ’00 of First Team Realty. Attendees learned about plentiful opportunities in today’s real estate market, through topics such as low interest rates, affordable home prices, and the federal tax credit for first-time buyers.

PwC Pays a Visit
In early February, members of the PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. management team paid a special two-day visit to campus. As representatives of the largest employer of new Bentley graduates, PwC executives Mike Burwell (U.S. operations leader and CFO), Jim Medeiros ‘00 MST (firm relationship partner), Steve Del Vecchio ’81 (firm relationship partner) and Mitch Roschelle ’83 (national practice leader, real estate) requested an opportunity to meet with students, faculty and staff and tour the university’s state-of-the-art facilities. Highlights of the visit included a presentation to more than 300 first-years and sophomores about internships and career opportunities with PwC and an in-depth meeting with President Gloria Cordes Larson.


Notable Network
The inaugural Bentley Business Network event, held on November 19, drew more than 100 alumni and guests to the Microsoft campus in Cambridge, Mass. Mike Page, vice president for academic affairs and dean of business, moderated an impressive panel of experts on the topic “Business 3.0 – Are We Ready for the Challenge?” Speakers included Pierre Berthon, Bentley professor of marketing; Phil DesAutels, director of academic evangelism at Microsoft; Kiki Mills, president of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange; and Michael Shanahan, senior partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group. Visit our bookstore's website for more information on this exciting new program for alumni, parents and friends. 

Celebrating the Season
Nearly 100 Bentley Executive Club (BEC) members and guests gathered on December 3 at Caturano and Company headquarters in Charlestown, Mass., for the club’s annual holiday gathering. The group was warmly welcomed by BEC chair Les Vitale ’74 and vice chair Susan Gorman ’84. President Gloria Cordes Larson thanked members for their involvement with Bentley and shared campus highlights from the semester.


Leaders Lauded
Bentley thanked donors in western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire for their support in 2009 with a series of leadership dinners in December. Venues for the events included Max’s Tavern in Springfield, Mass. (owned by Rich Rosenthal ’81), and C.R. Sparks in Bedford, N.H. 

Wintuk Wonderland
More than 50 Bentley alumni, families and friends kicked off the holiday season by taking in Cirque du Soleil’s Wintuk show at Madison Square Garden in New York. The December 6 event included a post-performance reception at nearby Stout restaurant and bar.

A Tradition Turns 10
In the winter of 2000, about 100 alumni and guests gathered at Vermont’s Killington resort for a weekend hosted by the Young Alumni Association. The tradition marked its 10th anniversary from January 29 to 31, as xx Bentley grads chilled with friends old and new.