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Events Draw Alumni, Parents and Friends


Harbor View of History
The Wharf Room of the Boston Harbor Hotel was the dramatic setting for an enlightening evening with acclaimed author and renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Held on May 6, the event featured a cocktail reception, dinner, keynote address and book signing. Topics of discussion included the primary attributes that voters should look for in the next president of the United States.  

Recognizing the Future
Leaders from the Class of 2008 enjoyed a celebratory dinner recognizing their commitment and dedication to Bentley. Hosted by Young Alumni Association, the April 10 event drew more than 50 alumni-in-waiting to the Chateau Restaurant in Waltham, Mass.

A Step Ahead
Reebok International CFO Joe Keane addressed the importance of mentoring and leadership in supporting creative, successful employees, at an alumni gathering on March 13. More than 70 grads and guests attended the event, which took place at Reebok headquarters in Canton, Mass.

Recipe for Success
Sue Schochet ’87, founder of Healthy Habits Kitchen, conducted a workshop on March 11 for alumni and friends. Attendees learned to create quick, affordable and nutritious meals from the company’s ready-to-assemble ingredients. Event sponsors were the Bentley Women’s Alumnae Chapter and eWomenNetwork, a leading resource for female business-owners and professionals.

Business Matters
Two late winter events brought alumni to the Post Office Square offices of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. On February 7, more than 75 Bentley grads attended The Private Equity Markets: An Insider’s Perspective, a presentation featuring moderator Nick Hofer, title to come, and Christine Flaherty ’99, assistant vice president. On March 5, the company welcomed more than 50 alumni and guests to the first in a series of luncheons. The featured speaker from Bentley was Wilder Teaching Professor Aaron Nurick, who addressed  “emotional intelligence.” Flaherty collaborated with her alma mater to host the events.


Finance in the Footlights
More than 60 alumni and guests were on hand for an April 23 event at the famed New York Theater District restaurant Sardi's. Chip Wiggins, professor and chair of the Finance Department, highlighted Bentley programs developed through an ongoing collaboration by his department and the campus-based Hughey Center for Financial Services.

Market Savvy in Nashua
More than 70 alumni and friends gathered on January 31 at the unique G.M. Roth kitchen and bath showroom in Nashua, N.H., for a presentation on marketing strategies in today’s global economy. Hosted by Ted Gorski ’85 and Gerry and Sandra Roth (parents of Taylor ’10), the event featured guest speaker Ian Cross, Bentley senior lecturer in marketing and director of the Center of Marketing Technology.

Sunny Receptions
Receptions in Florida brought out alumni and friends from around the Sunshine State. Events took place in Tampa; Palm Beach; Vero Beach, hosted by Mike Kelley’76; and Naples, hosted by Class of 1979 grads Jim and Lyn Ackroyd. Attendees heard the latest news from campus and met Bentley President Gloria Cordes Larson.