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Founder's Day Award

The Founder's Day Award celebrates and recognizes Bentley staff members who have made a significant, positive impact on the Bentley Community. Each one of us can impact Bentley in different ways given the differences in our jobs and the different strengths we each bring to work every day. This year's nomination process reflects Bentley's Core Vaules and how by exhibiting the core values, we can create the best environment for a learning community, in support of Bentley's mission. The questions are designed to elicit specific examples about how your nominee demonstrates the core value(s) and how it contributed positively to the Bentley community. The winner of the Founder's Day Award will provide many of Bentley's Core Values. Nominations will be reviewed and a winner will be chosen by the Selection Committee comprised of the last five Founder's Day winners.


Bentley's Core Values:

We practice understanding, compassion and kindness. We recognize the whole person and their well-being, and we think beyond ourselves and our immediate goals to consider the impact our actions have on other people. 

We welcome new perspectives as we work with others toward a common goal. We seek out opportunities for partnership and teamwork, readily sharing our knowledge and expertise with others.  

We are all different and that makes our community stronger. We embrace and seek to understand those with different beliefs, backgrounds and life experiences. We celebrate those differences as opportunities to learn and grow. We protect and affirm the right of all people to be themselves.   

We act with honesty and integrity in our academic, personal and professional affairs. We are dedicated to ethical and transparent behavior, and we hold ourselves accountable for our words and actions.  

We recognize our potential to make a difference. We use the power of business and innovation to positively impact individuals, organizations and the communities we serve at home and abroad. 

We are here to learn and develop. We are passionate about knowledge and want to continue to learn throughout our lives. We are eager and willing to try new experiences and ways of thinking. We appreciate that much of our learning will occur by interacting with others, inside and outside of the classroom.  

We treat others as they would like to be treated. We recognize the inherent dignity and worth of all members of our community and strive to better understand and appreciate everyone. We are committed to keeping our community free of vandalism, hate speech, violence and harassment


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Past Winners of The Founder's Day Award