The Babson Connection September
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Dennis HannoThe new academic year is off to an exciting start!  U.S. News and World Report has once again ranked Babson College #1 in entrepreneurship for the 15th consecutive time. Our continued leadership in this category is a testament to the strength of Babson's reputation, built by students, faculty, staff, and alumni like you.
 
Babson also welcomed 487 members of the Class of 2015 to campus this fall bringing the total of undergraduate students to 2,007.  This is the largest number of students ever at Babson and we expect great things from them.
 
It was great to see many of you at Back to Babson last weekend! I encourage you to add the photos you took while here on campus to our Facebook album and submit a Class Note to catch up with those classmates you weren't able to see. Thank you to over 150 of you who submitted your #defineEntreprenuership definition. The winner of the iPad will be announced via email in October!
Best,
Dennis Hanno - @dhanno
BABSON ALUMNI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
LGBT Affinity Events Kick-off in October!

The Alumni & Friends Network and the Babson Alumni Association
are excited to announce our very FIRST multi-city affinity event for our LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) alumni. On October 27, 2011  from 7pm - 9pm alumni in Boston, New York and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to connect with one another and build on the momentum created here at Babson. Let us know you will be joining us.  Walk-ins welcome. Register now!
Los Angeles LGBT Social
Libertine
8210 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 656-3005
New York City LGBT Social
The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014-3530
212-488-2705.
Boston LGBT Social
Club Cafe
209 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-0966 

 

In Memoriam - Ted Grossman
It is with great sadness that we inform the Babson community of the death of our dear colleague and friend, Ted Grossman, on Sunday, September 25, 2011.
Ted was a teacher, mentor, colleague, friend, and inspiration to so many of us in the Babson community for more than twenty-five years. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. Ted touched so many lives at Babson and these will be a difficult days all across our campus and across the globe. Learn more.

Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Dinner, October 14
Please join us for the 4th Annual Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, October 14, honoring Philadelphia University President and Co-founder of Jiffy Lube, Stephen Spinelli M'92 and Co-founder and CEO of GEO TV Network Mir Ibrahim Rahman '00. In addition we will recognize the following 2011 Rising Stars: Richard B. Bottner '07, Intern Bridge; Jill H. Cartwright M'07, GoGaga; Seth D. Ginsberg '03, Global Healthy Living Foundation; Jason Jacobs M'05, RunKeeper; Christine S. Mosholder '03, The Furniture Trust; Antonio Turco-Rivas M'05, P'kolino; Joseph B. Schneider M'05, P'kolino; Ian H. White M'00, Urban Mapping; Amma Sefa-Dedeh M'09, One Hen. Learn more about this event!

 

Welcome Center at Cruickshank Alumni Hall
Visiting campus? Make the Welcome Center at Cruickshank Alumni Hall your first stop  on your next visit to campus and the Alumni & Friends Network team will roll out the "Green Carpet" to welcome you. Learn more! 
 
Babson Executive Conference Center (BECC) - Opens Doors Even Further for Alumni
Recognizing that local alumni and those traveling to the Boston area may need a place to work outside of an office, home or even the local coffee shop, the BECC, in conjunction with the Alumni & Friends Network is piloting a new program this year to help meet your needs.  This exciting pilot offering begins October 1, 2011. Get more information! 
 
News from the Center for Women's Leadership
Susan Duffy has accepted the position as Director of the Center for Women's Leadership. Susan has her Ph.D. in Management and Organization from George Washington University, has held many leadership positions both in academia and the private sector, and has extensive research background in women's entrepreneurship as the founder and director of Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership at George Washington University.  Susan will be starting her role as Director on October 1, 2011. 

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Babson Executive Education
Managing the Virtual Workforce 
Outsourcing, globalization, collaboration platforms and programs, social media, and the explosive growth of mobile devices and applications all contribute to the continuing virtualization of work. What are the impacts and implications on the workforce? What are the pitfalls of working virtually and how can organizations anticipate and overcome them? These issues will be explored at Babson Executive Education's upcoming Breakfast Briefing, taking place at on the morning of October 25, 2011. Learn more and register>>

 

Celebrating International Entrepreneurs
Babson alumni from abroad are invited to join the first Spotlight: Babson Entrepreneurs Making Their Global Footprint, sponsored by the Blank Center and the Glavin Office of International Programs. Showcase your business or your family business to the Babson community during Babson's International Education Week (November 3-10) and Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 14-20). Deadline date for submissions is September 30. To participate or for more information, please contact the Blank Center.

  

Rocket Pitch - October 27
Babson alumni and student entrepreneurs are invited to the 12th annual Rocket Pitch on Thursday, October 27 in Olin Hall at 1pm. Each entrepreneur is allowed three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to quickly and succinctly deliver the critical differentiating elements of their ideas. Pitches happen in rapid succession in multiple rooms. An open networking reception will follow, allowing audience members to connect with the entrepreneurs directly. We welcome you to pitch or join the audience for this exciting event. For more information please contact Antonette Ho at 781-239-4456.
 

West Coast Rocket Pitch 

Rocket Pitch is one of Babson College's greatest traditions and we are very excited to bring it to the West Coast. Please join us for the inaugural West Coast Rocket Pitch on Saturday, October 1 at Babson's San Francisco campus. MBA students from the top business schools are invited to pitch their business concept in three minutes to compete for $15,000+ in prizes. Register to attend, or get more information.

 

Cruickshank Race for Shelter
The 9th Annual Cruickshank Race for Shelter is Saturday, October 15th. The Cruickshank Race is a 5K run/walk that brings together students, families, alumni, faculty, staff and the community to raise funds for the Babson chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Bernon Center's volunteer initiatives. Past support from the Cruickshank race has allowed the Bernon Center to offer alternative break trips to El Salvador, Louisiana, and Mississippi to the Babson Community. Alumni are encouraged to participate!

 

Center for Career Development

Would you like a group of talented Babson students to review an area of opportunity in your organization?  Submit your project for consideration for our Spring 2012 Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE)!
Do you know of a manufacturing or distribution center that Organizing for Effective Management students could tour and provide suggestions and insight? Please contact Arline MacCormack, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning..

Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork

Register Today! Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Fall 2011 dates are October 20 and 22 and November 3 and 5. CLTP gives you the opportunity to provide feedback on leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to undergraduate students and helps you build important coaching skills for your resume. New coaches are welcome!

 

Center for Information Management Studies
CIMS serves the Boston IT management community through educational programs, executive courses, and a valuable network of IT professionals. Register now for CIMS' October 5 workshop on "Current Trends in Business Intelligence and Analytics [pdf]". Information on upcoming executive courses is also available.  

 

Food Day at Babson College
Led by Babson Alum Rachel Greenberger M'11 
On October 24, with the rest of the nation, Babson will celebrate Food Day by providing "digestible" entry points into the food debates that matter and catalyzing authentic exchanges between concerned eaters and the food companies that provide for them. People think and act the same way we eat: in bite-sized pieces. So Babson's Food Day is all about practical, tangible ways to think critically and choose actively around food.

BABSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

BAA

 

Did you know that the Babson Alumni Association provides an affinity credit card through Bank of America and group insurance discounts through Liberty Mutual?  These programs provide you with great benefits and help fund scholarships.  Learn more about the valuable resources available through the BAA.

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