Babson Alumni Newsletter
MAY 2014

Commencement 2014 

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Babson held its 95th Undergraduate Commencement ceremony and 62nd Graduate Commencement ceremony, featuring speakers and honorary degree recipients Tory Burch, Bobby Sager, and Leonard Schlesinger. Learn more  

William Lamb Named Murata Dean of the Graduate School
William Lamb will come to Babson from Ohio University, where he is currently the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Strategic Management in the College of Business.

Global Scholars Program Launches 

Beginning in fall 2014, a small, highly talented group of international students will be awarded need-based scholarships as part of our Global Scholars Program.
Students selected for the Global Scholars Program will receive four-year, full-tuition scholarships. 
 Learn more

Global Scholars Program

Glavin Receives Babson Medal    

On Friday, May 16, 2014, Babson's 9th president, William F. Glavin H'99 was awarded the Babson Medal at a ceremony on campus. The Babson Medal represents one of the highest honors bestowed on an individual for outstanding achievement and commitment to the College. 
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Bill Glavin Receives Babson Medal  
Babson Honors Retiring Faculty 
Eight faculty members were honored during the Commencement ceremonies on May 17, 2014 for their years of service to the school. Their combined service totals 270 years. Learn More  
Babson Alumni Association Board Elections
The Babson Alumni Association (BAA) election for officers and board directors will take place online from May 19-May 30. An email containing a unique voting code was sent to alumni on May 19. If you did not receive your email, please contact the Alumni and Friends Network. Learn More  
Your Participation Matters!
Your gift to Babson, no matter how big or how small, helps raise the College's participation rate, strengthening Babson for future generations of students and increasing the value of your hard-earned Babson degree. Our participation rate is a strong indicator of alumni pride and we know we can count on you!  Learn more about particiation  

Lewis Institute Honors 2014 Changemaker Award Recipients

2014 Changemaker Awards Since 2011, the Lewis Institute's Changemaker Awards have recognized Babson students and staff who put forth remarkable effort toward the creation of positive change within the community and in the world. The recipients of this year's Changemaker Awards are faculty member Mary Pinard, staff member Melissa Shaak, graduate student Mayank Arora M'15, and undergraduate student Irene Laochaisri '17. The Institute's first alumni award was given to Jon Feinman M'10. Learn More  
Another Successful Lemonade Day 
This year, Lemonade Day 2014 engaged 3,000 students across the city of Boston, including more than 80 alumni and friends of Babson through participation, sponsorship, and volunteering. The Alumni and Friends Network distributed more than 250 backpacks to alumni families and partnered with three educational institutions with current Babson graduates. All of their efforts were supported by donors that included more than 30 alumni and friends of the College. Learn More
Babson Alumni Win BostInno Alumni Impact Award

Sarah Hodges M'10 and Jon Feinman M'10 were honored as BostInno Alumni Impact Award winners at the first Boston UpFront event at the Revere Hotel in Boston. The awards recognize young leaders who graduated from a Boston-area college who have made a positive impact in Massachusetts and are shaping what's to come in the future of innovation. Learn more about the award  

From Battlefield to Boss 
Military veterans jump into entrepreneurship much more readily than civilians: those with active-duty experience are 45% more likely than those without to be self-employed. Read the latest Entrepreneurship of All Kinds story, From Battlefield to Boss, to see how veterans Dano Qualls M'14 and Vinny Boles M'88 translated their military backgrounds to business. Read more
Join Us for Reunion & Homecoming 2014
Save the date for Reunion & Homecoming Weekend, taking place September 19-21. If you graduated in a year ending in a 4 or a 9, this is your reunion year! We also invite all alumni to come back to campus for Homecoming, which includes fun up at The Tent, live entertainment, affinity gatherings, varsity and alumni games, and family-friendly activities! Registration opens June 2. Learn More
When Commencement ends and young alumni leave the comfort of campus, they are hurled into an unfamiliar world of new jobs and experiences. This is the life of 20-somethings, an age of rent and romance, dreams and doubts. It's a scary time, but also exhilarating, as people strive to find their place in the world.  Read More

Executive Education Ranked Highly by Financial Times

Babson has been named the eighth-best custom executive education program in the United States, according to the Financial Times 2014 Executive Education rankings. Financial Times ranked the top 80 customized programs in the world, and Babson was ranked No. 19 worldwide.
"I am proud of the unique value proposition that we deliver to our clients and the work that we do around the globe to further Babson's mission of developing entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds...everywhere," said Dean of Executive Education Elaine Eisenman. 
Learn more about the ranking

How Do You Define Entrepreneurship? 

Peter (Babson Alumnus, NY)

"Seeing the ideal of how the world around you could be, and working to make that image a reality." 

See Triathletes Make a Prison Break

On June 1, Babson is sponsoring the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and the Babson Corporate Challenge for the third time. The 45 participants in the San Francisco race include alumni, current students, and staff. Learn More      

Class Notes
John B. Waters M'07 promoted to Vice President of XaxisRead more  


Do you have a new job? A promotion? Had a baby? Did you get married? Start a business? Post a class note and let us know (photos accepted)! Submit a Class Note 

Alumni Career Spotlight: Babson Pride Connects Grads a Generation Apart

Alumni Career Story - Dave Visco Dave Visco '95 and Sid Kapur '14 may have graduated decades apart, but they share an employer, an alma mater, and a passion for Babson. See how the Babson network has helped boost their careers, how they stay involved, and why they believe going to a small school is an advantage. Read their story  

June 30 Giving
Featured Alumni Resource: Alumni Directory & Mobile App
Build your network by connecting (and reconnecting) with more than 37,000 Babson alumni around the world. The Alumni Directory and free Alumni App let you:
  • Locate and connect with alumni worldwide
  • Receive real-time Babson news and events updates via the app
  • Promote your latest business venture(s) in our Alumni Business Directory
 Learn more and update your profile
Featured Alumni Business: Hit the Job Running
Hit the Job Running
Hit the Job Running teaches workplace skills that help young adults successfully transition into their first job. We focus on problem solving, communications, professionalism, planning, and many other critical skills necessary to do well in their career.

Owned by: Linda Wittlinger Dowd '90
Discount offered to Babson alumni

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