Babson Alumni Newsletter
MARCH 2013
President-elect Healey
Welcome Babson's Next President

The Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce that Dr. Kerry Healey, former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and a leading advocate for the expansion of women's rights and higher education in Afghanistan, has been named Babson's 13th president and the first woman to lead the College.
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 #1 for 20 Years! 
U.S.News & World Report has ranked Babson's MBA Program No. 1 in Entrepreneurship for the 20th consecutive year. Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania round out the top five schoolsfor Entrepreneurship in the Best Graduate Schools 2014 report.
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Babson's MBA Program is ranked No. 1 in Entrepreneurship for the 20th Consecutive Year
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2013 Honorary Degree Candidates and Commencement Speakers Announced
CommencementPatrick Awuah Jr., Founder and President of Ashesi University College in Ghana, and Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of the Container Store, are this year's honorary degree candidates and commencement speakers. Saras Sarasvathy, Associate Professor, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, will also receive an honorary degree.
Undergraduate School Announces New Dean
Scott MooreComing to Babson from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Scott Moore was recently named the Dean of the Undergraduate School. "I am so excited to be joining the Babson community. I love the focus on undergrads, business, the liberal arts, entrepreneurship, and the entirety of the student experience," said Moore. Learn More  

   

Graduate Dean Dennis Hanno Stepping Down in Fall 2013

Dennis Hanno announced he will step down as Vice Provost and Murata Dean of the Graduate School. He will remain in the role until a suitable replacement can be found. At that time, Dennis will begin a long-overdue and well-earned sabbatical that provides him the time and space to more deeply pursue his academic passions. To reach out to Dennis and read more about his announcement, visit his blog

BabsonQuest 2013 Winner Revealed!

Thank you to all of those who registered and played BabsonQuest! Congratulations to our winner, Rayshawn Whitford '12!  Rayshawn will use his prize to get back to campus from Rwanda for this year's Back to Babson weekend on September 28th and 29th. 
Special thanks to our alumni sponsors, Taylor Stitch (Michael Maher '07), NatureBox (Gautam Gupta '07), and Gander (Lauren Rodnick '10). 
Even though the game is over, you can continue to share your photos and memories on Twitter (be sure to follow and mention @babsonalumni) and in the Babson Alumni Facebook Group 
Babson Alumni Career Pathways Study
The deadline to submit your completed questionnaire for the Babson Alumni Career Pathways Study is Monday, April 1. If you have misplaced the email with the link to the questionnaire, please email emarthinsen@babson.edu. We thank those of you who have participated, and we look forward to sharing the study findings with the alumni community in late summer.
The Sharks Are Hunting!
Got a great idea? Looking to expand your business? Need financial backing? Enter the Tank! The producers of the ABC Emmy-nominated series Shark Tank are on a nationwide search to discover the next successful entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators. Learn More
B.E.T.A. Challenge Semi-finalists Announced
The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2013 B.E.T.A. Challenge semi-finalists including the first ever alumni participants. Join us on Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Venture Expo to meet the semi-finalists, and hear their progress to date! See the list of semi-finalists
The Alumni and Friends Network Opens Doors for April Vacation Visits
Bring your grade-schoolers to campus for a fun visit to the Alumni Welcome Center in Cruickshank Alumni Hall on Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start with a campus scavenger hunt, check out the bookstore with a discount coupon, have lunch at Trim on us, get goodies from the Summer Camp staff, and indulge in a candy bar extravaganza! Your kids will have a great time and you will enjoy seeing the campus through their eyes - strollers welcome! If you are planning on visiting please RSVP by emailing AlumRel@babson.edu, or by calling Anne Heller at 781-239-4235 by Friday, April 12.

Not nearby? Come by anytime and we will roll out the Green Carpet!

Babson Bookstore Offers International Shipping!
Looking to show off your Babson pride? The bookstore now offers domestic and international shipping!  Shop Now
Babson Blog Feature: Hiveaway LLC
Hiveaway LLC, owned by Carl Hall M'03, was featured on the Babson Blog this month! Learn More about Hiveaway
Class Notes
Jasmine R. Brodmyer '09
Working Hard. Giving It Back.
"I'm going on three years with the first company I worked for since graduating. As a business analyst for Concept Solutions LLC., I work with many systems designed to maximize efficient use of military airspaces." Read More

Have you gotten a new job? A Promotion? Had a baby? Gotten married? Started a business? Post a class note and let us know (photos accepted)! Submit a Class Note
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Energy Sage   
An online marketplace for solar and other clean energy technologies for your home or business. Check out the free service and research tools that make going green easy!
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Alumni Resource: Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs (BASE)
Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs (BASE), formerly the Babson Alumni Resource Network, is a unique program that provides practical support for Babson Alumni Entrepreneurs by connecting them to other experienced alumni who act as business advisors, helping to clarify issues and explore options for start-up businesses and existing companies trying to move to their next level of success. Learn More
Watch Babson in the Leeap Project
Leeap Project's video highlighting Boston Startups features several members of the Babson community. The Leeap Project shows the realities of startup life, with the hope of creating an unbiased opportunity for entrepreneurs around the world to build an educated and informed understanding about what the grassroots of the entrepreneurial world actually looks like. With no hidden agenda or pre-planned storyline, the Leeap project is truly a raw, open, and honest depiction of the realities of local startup communities and their culture. Watch the video
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