Babson Alumni Newsletter
MAY 2013
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Babson No. 1 for Business School ROI
Babson College was recently ranked number one return on investment (ROI) for business schools by PayScale beating out several local area schools. For this ranking, Babson is the only private business college listed in the top 25, ranked against more than 1,500 other colleges and universities.
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Commencement Recap

The Babson College Commencement ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Honorary Degree Candidates and Commencement Speakers included Patrick Awuah Jr., Founder and President, Ashesi University College, Ghana; Kip Tindell, CEO, The Container Store; and Saras Sarasvathy, Associate Professor, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
Introducing the Entrepreneurship Of All Kinds Website
Babson is excited to introduce our newest digital platform for articles about the entrepreneurial leaders, organizations, and ideas making an impact in society at large. Explore the site, comment, and share the articles you like best. With new stories weekly, visit often to read more about noteworthy innovators, related videos, and stories from the Babson community and beyond.

Sending our Support

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the members of the Babson community and all of those affected by the recent, devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, and Kansas.

Babson Executive Education Ranked No. #7 Worldwide

Financial Times named Babson Executive Education (BEE) No. #7 in the world and No. #3 in the United States for its custom executive education programs. "Babson Executive Education's rankings are a testament to the quality of teaching and the extent to which Babson faculty and staff work to meet and exceed client needs," said President Len Schlesinger. Read More »
2013 Carpenter Prize Recipient
Every year since 1982, Babson College has awarded The Carpenter Prize for Exceptional Contributions to Babson College to a staff or faculty member who has demonstrated 1) a commitment to high standards in his or her professional and personal life, 2) outstanding service to the College over a period of years, and 3) sensitivity and concern for students and colleagues. This award was named for Walter Carpenter and it is considered one of Babson's most prestigious awards for a faculty or staff member. The 2013 winner is Mary Pinard, Professor of English and Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division-and a Babson faculty member for over 20 years. View Mary's Faculty Profile »
Tecnológico de Monterrey Partners With Babson

Tecnológico de Monterrey has joined The Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (GCEE), founded by Babson College, an alliance of like-minded institutions from around the globe that are committed to entrepreneurship education. GCEE provides a unique opportunity to share best practices with colleagues from around the world, collaborate with member institutions on a variety of initiates, gain in-depth access to Babson's expertise, and remain on the cutting edge of entrepreneurship education. Read More »

Video: Babson MBA Class of 2013 Employment Landings

Hear from a few MBA graduates on where they will be making an impact. Landing in a variety of industries and functions in companies of all sizes, these recent graduates are prepared to make a difference from day one with their new employer. Are you interested in learning more about hiring a Babson MBA? Contact the Graduate Center for Career Development at 781-239-4210 or

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Babson Athletics Hall of Fame

2013 Athletics Hall of Fame On Friday, April 12, Babson College welcomed five new members to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Members of the Hall of Fame all demonstrate exceptional leadership, dedication to their sport and the College, good sportsmanship, and a willingness to sacrifice their personal glory for the good of the team. We welcome Jon Anderson '75 P'04, '08, '13, Elise Conley Weigold '06, Mark Sullivan '86, Julie Doscher Borjeson '88, and Joseph Capprini '91 to the Athletics Hall of Fame.

Greek Life Task Force Launches

Babson has welcomed both fraternities and sororities on campus for more than 40 years, recognizing the unique opportunities, relationships, and experiences they provide. A Greek Life Task Force has formed, with the goals of conducting a thorough review of both the current strengths and challenges of Greek Life and putting forth recommendations for the campus community moving forward. Comprised of affiliated and non-affiliated students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the Task Force will seek the input and participation from all members of the Babson community as it works to construct new approaches that will strengthen the Babson experience in the future, including a refocused, re-energized Greek community that contributes to the larger student life of the College in the best way possible. Please note: nominations for the Task Force have closed and membership is being confirmed at the time of publication of this message. More information on the Task Force, its proposed work schedule, and information on opportunities for community involvement are available at The Task Force also will respond to inquiries sent to beginning in mid-June.

Retiring Faculty

This year, the following Babson faculty members retired with a combined 185 years of service to Babson. Join us in thanking them for all of their hard work and achievements by sharing your favorite memories of them or by wishing them well in the comments section on our blog »


Henry N. Deneault, Lecturer, Management

Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Professor, Marketing

Stephen J. Schiffman, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship

John H. Stamm, Professor, Management

Neal E. Thornberry, Associate Professor of Management

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Lemonade Day

This year, Lemonade Day 2013 engaged thousands of students across the city including nearly 70 alumni and friends of the college through participation, sponsorship, and volunteer work. The Alumni and Friends Network distributed over 200 backpacks to alumni families and partnered with 3 educational institutions with current Babson graduates. Donors, including a dozen alumni and friends of the College, supported the effort.
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Free Babson Magazine App

Babson Magazine is on the iPad! Available for free from the Apple App store, the digital magazine includes all the content of the print edition plus video interviews, such as Sir John Hargrave, MBA'04, on the art of the prank, and a slideshow of stunning photography from Sally Eagle, MBA'78. Download it now »

A Conversation with Vice President of Student Affairs and Program Strategy

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, speak with Dr. Betsy Newman '97, Vice President of Student Affairs and Program Strategy, who received her doctorate this month from the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation focused on the development of a new Theory on Becoming an Entrepreneurial Leader, and the discussion reflects Babson's distinctive approach to creating an entrepreneurial experience across the entire campus environment.

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John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator

The John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator supports and advances student and alumni entrepreneurial businesses in each phase of their startup venture-from opportunity exploration and pursuit with an action plan, to the ultimate launch. In the 2012­-2013 academic year, 58 Babson alumni participated from across the globe. Applications will reopen in fall 2013. Learn More »

Babson Blog Feature: House Bear Brewing 
This month, Beth Borges M'10 is featured on the Babson News Blog, highlighting her brewery, House Bear Brewing. Read More »
Class Notes
Sue Hanks Singleton M'83 is pleased to announce the publication of her new book, Nine Simple Laws to Create Joy and Grace: A Comprehensive Guide to Manifestation, available on Amazon. 
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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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Congratulations Members of the Class of 2013!
You've now joined a network of more than 36,000 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. 

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