You rocked the Party of the Century and high-fived a Red Sox legend. You gave back in record numbers and cheered on President Larson as she rang the NASDAQ bell. You met up around the world to kick off the next century of the university we all love. And, above all, you made us proud. As we say our final farewell to Bentley’s centennial year, let’s take a look back at all you did in 2017.
From Boston to Athens, L.A. to Chicago, we partied all year like it was 1917!
Thanks to the Alumni Association, Falcons flocked together to ski, hike, volunteer, grab a pint, cheer on the home team at Homecoming and so much more, making new memories — and sharing hundreds of their favorite Bentley moments.
Roland Mailhot ’65, Jim Barba ’63 and Arthur Ansin ’65 hadn’t seen each other since they left Bentley when it was still in Boston — 50 years ago. When they reunited in late May, Roland found his 20-year-old self in a picture in the library exhibit, on display through the Centennial Finale when thousands of Falcons flocked to campus for the Reunion and Party of the Century!
Harry C. Bentley had one heck of a good idea in 1917. One hundred years later, we looked back — to celebrate how far we’ve come.
Thank you to the more than 6,000 Bentley alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends who joined us around the world. We hope you enjoyed the milestone moments, like Gloria ringing the NASDAQ bell!
Déodonné and Ranjan Bhattarai, MBA ’10, MSHFID ’15, took a leap of faith entering their son Bodhi in a Biogen clinical trial that could cure his disease. Little did they know that fellow Falcon and Biogen VP Lance Colwell ’92 was at the helm of launching the life-saving drug — now approved by the FDA.
Netflix accountant Rusulenni Castro ’13 was named to El Mundo Boston Latino 30 Under 30. Read Story
In the wake of personal tragedy, these alumni turned trauma into hope. Read Story
Madison Malloy ’05 is laughing all the way to work. Read Story
For combat photographer Sam Ameen ’84, “war reduces everything to angles.” Read Story
Throughout the year, our alumni and friends ensured that we kicked off the university’s second century of excellence with their enthusiastic support. And, in the fall, you astounded us all with your generosity, blowing past challenge after challenge in our first-ever crowdfunding campaigns.
It’s no surprise: Thanks to your support, Bentley is flying high in the news and rankings.