Bentley University

Bentley University

infobox University
name=Bentley University

endowment=U.S. $246 million
president=Gloria Cordes Larson
campus=Suburban, convert|163|acre|km2
free_label= Athletics
free= 23 varsity teams
colors=Blue and Gold
website= []

Bentley University, formerly Bentley College [ as of October 2, 2008,cite web |url= |title=Bentley College is now Bentley University |date=2008-10-02 |accessdate=2008-10-02 |publisher=Bentley University] is a private co-educational university located at 175 Forest Street in Waltham, Massachusetts, convert|10|mi|km west of Boston. Founded as a school of accounting and finance in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, Bentley moved to Waltham in 1968 and today is ranked #30 on BusinessWeek's top 100 undergrad business schools. []


* Founded as the "Bentley School of Accounting and Finance" by Harry C. Bentley in 1917, who served as president until 1953.
* Maurice M. Lindsay was second president from 1953 to 1961.
* Changed name to "Bentley College of Accounting and Finance" in 1960.
* Thomas L. Morison was third president from 1961 to 1970.
* Bentley offered its first four-year bachelor of science program in 1961 under President Morison.
* President Morison was responsible for the college's initial accreditation and moved Bentley from Boylston Street in Boston to its present-day Waltham, MA campus in 1968.
* Founder Harry C. Bentley dies in 1967 at age 89.
* Gregory H. Adamian was fourth president from 1970 to 1991. He is credited by the college as a major force in its development.
* Changed name to "Bentley College" in 1971 and added bachelor of arts programs.
* First graduate program launched in 1973, graduate school opened in 1974.
* Joseph M. Cronin was fifth president from 1991 to 1997.
* In the late 1990s, pioneered integration of information technology into the core business curriculum.
* Joseph G. Morone was sixth president from 1997 to 2005.
* Graduate school renamed "McCallum Graduate School of Business" in 1999 after generous gift from alumnus Elkin B. McCallum's family foundation.
* Opens campus in Bahrain in 2002 in partnership with Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance.
* In Spring 2005, President Joseph Morone announced that he would be resigning to become President, Chairman, and CEO of Albany International, Inc.
* On November 17, 2005, Bentley received approval from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to launch its first doctoral programs in Business and Accountancy. []
* Reopened the newly renovated Bentley Library on March 21, 2006. []
* Expelled Kappa Pi Alpha Fraternity, Bentley's oldest fraternity which was established as an honors fraternity in 1922, in the spring of 2007. []
* Former state and federal government official and Boston-based lawyer Gloria Cordes Larson becomes seventh (and first woman) president on July 1, 2007.
* As of October 2nd, 2008, Bentley has been recognized as a university []

Rankings/Recognition By Major Media

* Ranked among the top 30 undergraduate schools of business

U.S. News & World Report
* Ranked 62 - MBA Top Graduate Business Schools '2008
* Top 10 Masters-level University in the North
* Top 20 Information Systems Program in the US, Top 3 in New England
* Top 20 Accounting Program in the US, Tied for #1 in New England
* Top 10 Graduate School in New England (the McCallum Graduate School of Business)

The Princeton Review
* Ranked among the "361 Best Colleges and Universities for 2006"
* Ranked among the "Best Northeast Colleges"
* # 3 in the Top 25 Most Connected Campuses (2004)

* Named one of the "12 Hot Schools of 2004" []


In 1968, Bentley moved from downtown Boston to Waltham, Massachusetts, in order to accommodate an increasing number of students. The first buildings on the Waltham campus were built between 1965 and 1968. Today, the campus stretches across convert|163|acre|km2 of land.

The official campus address is 175 Forest Street, but all of its buildings can be found either on or near Forest and Beaver Streets.

Non-Residence Hall Buildings

* Adamian Academic Center: dedicated to President Emeritus and Chancellor Gregory H. Adamian; opened 1983
* Bentley Library: formerly the Solomon R. Baker Library; opened 1968
* Callahan Police Station: opened 2005
* Dana Athletic Center: dedicated to Charles A. Dana; opened 1973
* Harrington House: opened 1978
* Jennison Hall: formerly known as the Classroom Building; opened 1968
* LaCava Campus Center: dedicated to Anthony J. LaCava and family; opened 1968
* Lewis Hall: originally built in the 1800s, acquired by Bentley College in 1968
* Lindsay Hall: dedicated to Maurice M. Lindsay, the second president of Bentley College; home of the Koumantzelis Auditorium; opened 1969
* Morison Hall: dedicated to Thomas L. Morison, the third president of Bentley College; opened 1968
* President's House: opened 1983
* Rauch Administration Center: opened 1986
* Smith Academic Technology Center: dedicated to Norman S. and Lida M. Smith; opened Fall 2000
* Student Center: opened January 2002

Residence Halls

Upper Campus

* Boylston Apartments (A and B): its name is a reference to the school's first location - 921 Boylston Street - in downtown Boston; opened 1972
* Collins Hall: dedicated to alumnus John T. Collins; formerly Brook Hall; opened 1980
* Falcone Apartments (North, West, East): dedicated to alumnus Louis T. Falcone and his wife Barbara; formerly Hillside Apartments; opened 1985
* Forest Hall: opened 1976
* Kresge Hall: opened 1975
* Miller Hall: dedicated to alumnus Nathan R. Miller; formerly Waverly Hall; opened 1979
* Rhodes Apartments: opened 1973
* Slade Hall: formerly Linden Hall; opened 1977
* Stratton House: opened 1968
* Tree Dorms (Alder, Birch, Cedar, Elm, Maple, Oak, Spruce); opened 1968

Lower Campus

* The Cape: opened 1986
* The Castle: opened 1975
* Copley North & South: built on the grounds of the old athletic fields; opened Summer 2001
* Fenway Hall: named in honor of Boston's Fenway Park; built on the grounds of the old baseball field; opened Fall 2004
* Orchard North & South Apartments: opened 1988

North Campus

* North Campus (A, B, C & D)

Notable alumni

* Mackenzy Bernadeau, '08, Carolina Panthers LG, Drafted 250th overall in 2008 NFL Draft.
* Charles Dockendorff, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice-President of Covidien
* J. Terence Carleton, '77, Executive Vice President of Technology, Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc.
* R. Marcelo Claure, '93, Chairman, CEO and President, Brightstar Corporation
* Louis T. Falcone, '37, CPA (deceased)
* Edward J. King, '53, professional football player with Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Colts 1948-1950, Governor of Massachusetts 1979-1983 (deceased)
* Thomas M. Koulopoulos, '81, President and Founder, Delphi Group
* Elkin B. McCallum, '67, Chairman and CEO (retired), Joan Fabrics Corporation
* Robert F. Smith, '53, Chairman and CEO (retired), American Express Company
* Charles Taylor, '77, former president of Liberia
* Robert J. Wentworth, '76, Partner, Platinum Equity
* Neil W. Phelan, '89 NFL pro-bowl linebacker
* Richard F. Zannino, '80, Former CEO, Dow Jones & Company
* Mike Malin, owner of the Dolce Group (with restaurants such as: Ketchup, Geisha House, and the nightclub Les Deux), and contestant on both Big Brother 2 and , where he won the grand prize of $500,000.
*Lee Marks '04 Mr. Boston in I Love New York and I Love Money

Also of note: Comedian Jay Leno attended Bentley for one semester but dropped out.


Bentley's mascot is "Flex the Falcon." The university has 23 men's and women's varsity teams. All of the teams compete in the Northeast Ten Conference at the NCAA Division II level, with the exception of the men's hockey program, which was one of the original six founding teams of Atlantic Hockey at the Division I level.

Bentley is also home to one of the best rugby programs in the northeast winning two national division three titles as well as winning the very pristigious 2008 Beast of the East tornament.

After beating Saint Michael's College by a score of 85-65 on February 23th 2008, Bentley University Men's Basketball team has set the record for the longest regular season winning streak in Division II history. They have now won 53 straight regular season games and are #1 in the conference with a record of 30-0. []

Additionally, Bentley has men's, women's, and co-ed intramural programs for the fall and spring semesters.

Campus media

* " [ The Vanguard] ": student-produced weekly on-campus newspaper
* "Piecework": student-produced annual literary magazine
* "Bentley Observer": staff-produced quarterly magazine for Alumni
* [ WBTY] : on-campus radio station, operating at 105.3 FM

Other Facts about Bentley

* Bentley offers free shuttle service for students to Waverley Square, Belmont, MA, and Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
* The academic buildings sit on a hill, with the dormitories below.
* Wireless internet access is available throughout the entire campus.
* There are excellent academic resources, including, but not limited to, The Writing Resource Center.
* Part of the movie The Game Plan was filmed in Bentley's Dana Center

External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Official Athletics website]


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