Babson Alumni Newsletter
JULY 2013
President Healey
Greetings from
President Healey
Since my first days on campus as President-elect, it has been an honor and a pleasure getting to know so many members of the community. I've been struck by the diverse, collaborative, and creative culture at Babson and the unique connection between Babson's faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

  

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Ranch Kimball Named Babson's New COO
Ranch KimballAs President Healey continues to grow Babson's profile domestically and internation-ally, Mr. Kimball, as COO, will build on Babson's efforts to create new opportunities that extend the College's unique methodology and perspective to individuals, businesses and organizations in the Boston innovation community and regionally.
 

Babson Listed In Renowned Fiske 2014 Guide To Colleges

Babson College is listed as one of only 300 schools in the renowned Fiske 2014 Guide to Colleges. For 30 years, millions of students, parents, and guidance counselors have relied on the Fiske Guide to Colleges to present the "best and most interesting" schools during their college search.
Fiske Guide To Colleges
Share Your Summer Fun With Us!
The Alumni and Friends Network would love to know how you are spending your summer months. Send us your vacation photos wearing your favorite Babson gear, post your adventures in the Babson Alumni Facebook Group, and use #BabsonSummer on Twitter and Instagram!
Summer Fun  

Featured Webinar: Entrepreneurship Inside Your Organization - Key Practices for Building Stronger Entrepreneurial Organizations 

This recorded presentation from Babson Executive Education featuring Len Schlesinger and Heidi Neck addresses:

  • Learning to think and act entrepreneurially in various contexts
  • Leveraging ways Entrepreneurs Inside can change organizational behavior from within
  • Tapping Entrepreneurs Inside to create something new-a new idea, a new thing, a new institution, a new market, or a new set of possibilities;
  • Balancing thinking and acting entrepreneurially with an organization's need for process and efficiency
  • Developing ecosystems inside organizations to promote entrepreneurial activity, thus making entrepreneurship a mainstream rather than sequestered activity.
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Does Entrepreneurship Education Matter?

Check out Professor Candy Brush's take on the Forbes website. 

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A Trip Down Memory Lane Starts on College Drive!

Back to Babson is September 27 and 28. Be sure to check out the schedule of activities, including the athletics and alumni games. For Reunion Classes ending in either 3s or 8s, view your Class Reunion party details and check out who's coming on the Undergraduate, Graduate or Half Century pages.

Register now and we'll see you in September!

Explore New Opportunities With An MBA
Ready to come back to Babson for your MBA or know someone who is?  There is still time to start the fall semester!  Part-time, evening and fast track programs are accepting applications through August 15.
Update: Greek Life Task Force
The Babson Greek Community is currently undergoing a program review conducted by a Greek Life Task Force. To learn more and share your thoughts, visit the Greek Life website with a summary of the Task Force activity to date for your reference. All alumni and friends are welcome to join in the discussion. Additionally, the Task Force has created a survey for alumni who are affiliated with a Greek organization, as well as unaffiliated, and would love your feedback.
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Featured Alumni Business
Jovial   
Jovial World is a lifestyle bus company based in NYC specializing in unique excursions and itineraries for large organizations.
  
Owner: Marcia Lee '09
Discount offered to Alumni!

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Changing Careers? Read This First.
The average job seeker will change careers multiple times during the course of his/her professional life. These steps to take and mistakes to avoid are designed to make that transition as easy as possible.
Class Notes
Christopher Couhault '02 launches ZenDeals.com. 
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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)! 
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Looking to Start or Advance an Entrepreneurial Venture?

Alumni looking to start or advance an entrepreneurial venture are invited to participate in the Butler Venture Accelerator Program. Tailored support based on one of three venture stages - explore, pursue, launch & grow - includes a network of entrepreneurs, access to faculty advisors, participation in peer mentoring, and workshop offerings. Space is limited. Interested? Attend an info session on Monday, September 9, Tuesday, September 10, or contact the Blank Center for more information.

How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?
Alex (Babson Alumnus, Entrepreneur, Manhattan, NY)

"Entrepreneurship is having the skill to see an opportunity, having the know-how to grasp it, and having the perseverance to build it."

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Babson Blog Feature: Summer Venture Program Participants - Where Are They Now?
This three part blog series highlights past participants of the Summer Venture Program starting with Enrico Palmerino '11 and Dinesh Wadhwani '12 of ThinkLite. 
How An Alpine Adventure Inspired A Business
Entrepreneur and mountain climber Roger Beaudoin M' 89 runs the Matterhorn Ski Bar at Sunday River in Newry, ME, and has summited the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps twice. Learn what climbing has taught him about stamina, persistence, and adventure in business, with this article from Entrepreneurship of All Kinds. 
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What are the First Year Students Reading this Summer?

This year all undergraduates are reading Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right, written by our very own Dr. Mary Gentile. Join the annual summer book club and attend the talk, Q&A session, and book signing with Dr. Gentile in Sorenson Theater on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. Get your copy (free shipping for alumni!) at the college bookstore: 1-781-239-4375 or contact kmerrill@babson.edu. Email Anne Heller with any questions.

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