A Grateful Tribute and Comprehensive Memoir
33 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2016
Date Written: September 30, 2016
This is a seminal chapter from Bentley University history, which spotlights one heck of a previously untold story.
It's about the roles of two entrepreneurs, who by chance came together in 1974: pioneering President Gregory H. Adamian and pathfinding Professor Emeritus Frank Wolpe. What makes it a timely tale to tell is the Centennial Celebration of the100th Anniversary of the 1917 founding of the Harry C. Bentley School of Accounting and Finance.
My name is Frank Wolpe, one of the two players in this event; and for this moment, I am your voice from Bentley past with a compelling 1974 Graduate School founders’ year story. For newer colleagues who don’t know me, and for others who don’t know me as well as they may think, I am writing about an exciting Chapter in our University history to share with folks in Bentley present. The full story of just how it all happened is told in the linked paper entitled:
A “Grateful Tribute” and “Comprehensive Memoir” --- CELEBRATING A WANNABE 1974 GRADUATE SCHOOL THAT BECAME AN EXTRAORDINARY REALITY
As its author, I also reflect upon my nearly four-decade odyssey at Bentley, which starts out with my first and remarkably-momentous meeting between then Bentley President Greg Adamian and me on February 15, 1974.
His predicament was what led to our reaching out for each other. I had already learned that the hard-earned 1973 Bentley authority to activate a Graduate School had never yielded a single operationally-ready academic program. This was despite earnest faculty efforts and a well-intentioned public announcement for a September 1974 grand opening, albeit without any programs and courses ready to deliver.
Now, for the rest of the story, you can access this paper on SSRN at: http://ssrn.com/author=2305510"
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