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April 2012
The BabsonQuest Challenge
Join in the fun of BabsonQuest!
Join in the fun of BabsonQuest!

Introducing The BabsonQuest sponsored by the Alumni and Friends Network. This game is a new, fun way to connect (or reconnect) with your alma mater and your friends from Babson.

The grand prize winner receives a trip back to Babson's campus or a private party at Roger's Pub (up to $2,000 in value). You can register to play today and the first 10 registrants will receive a Babson T-shirt and hat! Check out specifics and learn how to play!

Featured Alumni Business - April 2012

Amour Restaurant 
Amour Restaurant

Owner: Randeep Singh Bajaj '07
Armour - the patio restaurant, cafe and bar is a fine dining venture set in the heart of South Delhi. Discount offered to Babson alumni upon request, contact Randeep. 

Enter your business to be our next Featured Alumni Business!

2012 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and Rising Star Award
Nominate fellow Babson alumni or yourself for the fifth annual Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Award and/or the Rising Star Award. Honorees will be inducted at a dinner ceremony on October 19 on campus. Established in 2008, the Hall of Fame welcomes alumni who distinguish themselves in entrepreneurial endeavors in all types of enterprises. Nominations will be accepted through June 29>> 


Babson Alumni Association Elections in May
Voting for the Babson Alumni Association Board of Directors will begin on May 14 and run through May 24 for the term beginning July 1, 2012. Learn about the candidates who are running for a term and mark your calendars now to cast your vote in May. For questions about the elections, please contact Anne Heller at aheller@babson.edu.


Babson Ranked #11 By Bloomberg Businessweek For Return On Investment Of Graduates
A Babson education is among the top ranked for the salaries earned by its graduates over a 30-year period according to Bloomberg/BusinessWeek. Babson has been ranked #11 for the return on investment for its graduates. Babson graduates can expect to out-earn high school graduates by $1,468,000 over a 30-year-period, according to the publication. Babson's impressive graduation rate of 91 percent contributes to its high ROI. Read more>>
Looking for an escape from your home office this summer? Traveling to the Boston area for work?
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 Babson Executive Conference Center (BECC) in conjunction with the Alumni & Friends Network is piloting a new program to help meet your needs.   Get more information here on workspace available today!
Define a Word.
Redefine the World.Enter your definition 

In an effort to help individuals think of entrepreneurship as a mindset, rather than a job description, Babson is empowering people around the world to share their definition of entrepreneurship, and thus help shape the new definition. To read definitions submitted by people from your state or country, please visit our new interactive map >>

To enter your definition, please visit define.babson.edu.

Learn more about the Define Entrepreneurship campaign.
Submit your Class Note
Lauren Zopatti Novatkoski '05 and her husband Jim welcomed their first child, Clarke James ("CJ"), on October 4, 2011. See more!

Babson Commencement 2012
The Commencement ceremonies will be taking place on the Wellesley campus on Saturday, May 19.
Both ceremonies will honor Reid Hoffman, Executive Chairman of LinkedIn and partner at Greylock Partners, and Maria Eitel, President and CEO of the Nike Foundation. The event will be streamed live, so be sure to visit www.babson.edu/commencement for more information. If you are interested in volunteering as a host for either the Undergraduate or Graduate ceremony please contact Joan Rule in the Event's Management Office at jrule@babson.edu. We look forward to welcoming the newest alumni into our community!

Babson's Founder's Day Celebration spans the globe

On April 18th the Wellesley campus celebrated Founder's Day - honoring Roger Babson and and his passion for entrepreneurship, education, and philanthropy. Along with the events taking place in Massachusetts, alumni around the world celebrated as well in: New York City, Miami, Mexico City, Milan, Istanbul, Beijing, Caracas and will be celebrating in Bangkok on Saturday. Watch the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneur Inductees speak at the World Stage dinner in Boston


Babson Executive Education
Small business ownership presents a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue a dream, create new forms of value, and generate personal wealth. To make it happen, you need the right tools, knowledge, and perspective. Buying a Small Business is a full-day intensive open enrollment program that explores the process and peculiarities of purchasing a small business. The program is offered at the Babson Executive Conference Center on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Learn more and register>>


Supporting Babson Athletics
Babson Athletics is hosting its third annual Super-Raffle fundraiser this spring. A total of 500 raffle tickets will be sold at $50 each for a chance to win one of 11 fantastic prizes. In addition to buying tickets through our coaches and staff members, the Department is pleased to announce that for the first time tickets will also be available for purchase online! For more information, including a detailed list of prizes and a link to the online ticket purchase page, please visit our website
. The 31st annual President's Cup Golf Tournament will be held at the Wellesley Country Club on Monday, June 4. To be a part of this fantastic event, either as a player or a sponsor, please click here.



2012 Elections
Please take some time to review the 2012 Nominees for the Babson Alumni Association. Voting will be taking place from May 14 - 24.  


Contact Anne Heller with any questions.


A cartoonist and a business school are an unlikely pair but Babson isn't a traditional business school and Hugh Macleod of Gapingvoid, our official cartoonist, isn't your typical artist. In partnership, Gapingvoid and Babson are helping entrepreneurs lead organizations, by better communicating stories through cartoons that can inspire and align. The cartoons make statements, spark conversations, and inspire action. They help us communicate our belief in the power of entrepreneurship in organizations of all shapes and sizes and our strategy to lead the advancement of Entrepreneurship of All KindsŪ to make a better world.

GapingVoid Cartoon 

Check out Lemonade Day to find out what these Four P's are all about. On May 5th in the city of Boston you can visit stands and see the young entrepreneurs in action!

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Alumni Association
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