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As many of you have recently heard, Bentley’s fourth President Gregory H. Adamian passed away on November 21, 2015 at the age of eighty nine. Dr. Adamian’s involvement with Bentley spanned six decades, including twenty-one impressive and influential years as our President. During those years, President Adamian helped to develop Bentley’s curriculum, expand our beloved campus, and increase the school’s endowment. He was consistently committed to providing a valuable education to Bentley students so that they could become capable, engaged leaders.
Our campus and our programs grew significantly under President Adamian’s leadership – for example, he was instrumental in the establishment of both the Graduate School and the Center for Business Ethics. Bentley students past and present are all grateful for his dedication! For those who would like to learn more about President Adamian’s life and work, or simply remember his contributions to our community, the Bentley Archives has prepared an online exhibit that can be viewed here. If you would like more information about President Adamian or about Bentley’s development during his tenure please contact Jaimie Fritz, Project Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from the Remembering President Gregory H. Adamian online exhibit
I have a morning ritual here at the library. I arrive just before 8:00 a.m., put my bags down at the Reference Desk, and head into Einstein’s for a cup of coffee. On Friday mornings I pause to see if the most recent Vanguard has been added to the newsstand. I often flip through the paper during my 8:30 a.m. reference desk shift while awaiting the day’s first questions. One recent morning I opened the paper to find that the library and the reference librarians had been mentioned in a Vanguard editorial titled “Things We Love About Bentley”. The entire staff was genuinely surprised and thankful to be included on the list.
That experience, in conjunction with the arrival of the Thanksgiving season, prompted some reflection. Every Bentley Library staff member has many reasons to be thankful, but we are all especially grateful for the enthusiastic support we receive from the Bentley University community. To all Bentley faculty, staff, students and alumni, we say “thank you”. We appreciate the kindness, generosity and dedication you show to the library every day, and we are thankful to have you as friends and colleagues. Best wishes to you all for a very happy Thanksgiving!