April
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

President Leonard A. SchlesingerAs a result of April's Babson Global Forum, in which our alumni network actively participated, and the Global Advisory Board meeting in Shanghai, we're launching two new programs on campus next spring. Teaching Entrepreneurial Thought and Action (TETA) will serve as a faculty development program in Babson's entrepreneurial teaching method for 26 top business schools in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. The China Program for Management Development will provide management training skills to middle managers in private companies, connecting Babson to companies that are as interested in the West as we are in the East. This is just the beginning of exciting outcomes from our Shanghai forum.
BABSON NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

   

Attention reunion classes ending in 1 and 6!
Come reconnect with former classmates and faculty during Back to Babson, our largest alumni event of the year, September 23-24.  

 

On Monday, July 25, online registration will be live and we will kick off Back to Babson at the 2011 Reunion Launch Party  followed by a Red Sox game!    

 

Weekend highlights include Half Century and Reunion Class Parties, Leadership Awards, and educational programs. Bring your family to the Harvest Festival and join us for the Green and White All Class Cocktail Reception. 

 

New One-Year MBA Class

The Babson Alumni and Friends Network welcomes the One-Year MBA class of 2012. Continuing our rich tradition of Legacies at Babson, the class includes, Stephanie O'Brien, sister of Melissa O'Brien Mamary '04. In addition, the following three Babson undergraduate alumni are enrolled for a Double Degree: Cameron McKenzie '07, Ralph Saturne '07, and William Sherman '01.

 

Alumni Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
More than 15 alumni and friends gathered to volunteer on Saturday, June 11, for the first Habitat for Humanity alumni service learning project in Billerica, Massachusetts. The team worked to refurbish a warehouse that will soon become one of Habitat's local shops. Proceeds from any sales will be used to finance additional building projects. The event was welcomed with enthusiasm by Babson alumni. To access a photo gallery of the event, please click here to see photography from Tracy Dowd Phillips M'95>>

The Center for Women's Leadership
Last fall, the Center for Women's Leadership Director Jan Shubert kicked off the center's 10th Anniversary, but also announced that she would be stepping down at the end of the year. A CWL task force, consisting of Professor Nan Langowitz (CWL's founding director), Associate Professor Donna Stoddard,  Professor Candida Brush, along with Cheri Paulson, director of the Graduate Center for Career Development, and Amir Reza, director of International & Multicultural Education, were enlisted to make recommendations for the future of CWL. Their final report and recommendations have been presented to and endorsed by President Leonard A. Schlesinger, Provost Shahid Ansari, and Dean of Faculty and Professor Carolyn Hotchkiss. CWL looks forward to introducing you to its new managing director, and keeping you up to date on the exciting programs and events that will be offered.  

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS


Alumni Events
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BABSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

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Congratulations Members of the Class of 2011
You've now joined a network of more than 35,000 Babson alumni of the No. 1 college for entrepreneurs in the world! Your fellow Babson graduates are working in virtually every industry and every major market around the globe. The Babson Alumni Association (BAA) is here to help you stay connected to the worldwide Babson community. To learn more about the valuable resources available through the BAA as well as events in your area please click here>>

What are the First-Year Students Reading this Summer?
Join the third annual alumni summer book club and read the book required of all the First-Year undergraduates. This year, the choice is: A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind. The book is available with free shipping for alumni through the college bookstore at ltowns@babson.edu or by calling Lisa Towns at 781-239-4375.
LIVING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

14 Babson Businesses are MassChallenge Finalists
Fourteen Babson student and alumni businesses are among 119 finalists for MassChallenge. Babson is one of two academic sponsors for MassChallenge, a global business competition that provides entrepreneurs with resources to launch their ventures successfully. Last year, more than a dozen Babson alumni and student businesses competed for their share of $1 million. For more information on the 2011 businesses, click here>>

2011 Demo Day
Ten teams of undergraduate and MBA students from the Summer Venture Program will be presenting their businesses and progress to date on Thursday, July 28, at 2 p.m. on campus. This 10-week intensive experience is designed to accelerate the development of student entrepreneurial ventures. To register, click here or contact the Blank Center for more details.
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