Babson Alumni Newsletter
JULY 2014
Register for Reunion and Homecoming

Family Fun Events at Reunion and Homecoming 

Fun for all ages! Enjoy a cooking demo by Chop Chop Founder  
and President Sally Sampson, a visit from Wally the Green Monster, and a one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial experience at Kids College on Saturday. See full weekend schedule and register »
Nominate Alumni for the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and Rising Star Award
Nominate fellow Babson alumni or yourself for the fourth Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Award and/or the Rising Star Award. Established in 2008, the Hall of Fame welcomes alumni who distinguish themselves in entrepreneurial endeavors in all types of enterprises. Submit your nominations by August 15 for the Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and Rising Stars »
Babson to Train NFL Players in Entrepreneurship
The Trust, powered by the National Football League Players Association, has partnered with Babson to create a Basic Training - It's My Business program to assist former NFL players with deciding if owning, partnering, or investing in a business is a sound career move. Learn more about the program »
Babson FME Course Receives Curriculum Award
Babson College's required undergraduate first-year course, Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME), has received the Excellence in Curriculum Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award from the Awards Committee for the Deshpande Foundation Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Read more »

Featured Blog Post: Undergraduate GAP Students Launch FME Businesses

The 2017 GAP class students recently launched their FME businesses at Barefoot Park. Babson's GAP (Grow, Achieve, Prepare) enrollment option grants incoming students the ability to explore their passions, while participating in a GAP semester. To abide to the traditional four-year graduation track, these students take a semester's worth of classes during the summer. As a result, their FME businesses are launched in July. Learn more » 
Nominations Are Open for Honorary Degrees
Each year, Babson honors individuals with an honorary degree at our undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies.  An honorary degree is the highest accolade a college or university can bestow and Babson's first honorary degree, a doctor of laws, was presented in 1959. While the award specifics are unique to each person, a common trait of all recipients is their commitment to service in its broadest sense.  

We have honored a variety of prominent individuals from various backgrounds, including entrepreneurship, business, government, literature and journalism, the arts, philanthropy, and sports, as well as former faculty, presidents, trustees and, most notably, our distinguished alumni. Nominate a potential recipient, and be sure to complete all sections on the form. Full consideration will be given to nominees submitted by Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Submit a nomination » 

Professor Dhruv Grewal Named One of World's  Most Influential Scientific Minds
Babson College Professor Dhruv Grewal is one of just eight marketing experts worldwide included in Thomson Reuters 2014 report of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds. Learn more »
Small Talk with Taelyr Roberts
Taelyr Roberts
Taelyr Roberts '15
is a busy person. She's president of the Slam Poetry Club, vice president of the Black Student Union, and student coordinator of the Barton Road After-School Program, which offers activities for children living in a local public housing complex. And, Taelyr ran a successful jewelry-making business
. Learn more about Taelyr »

Featured Alumni Resource: BASE (Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs)

Do you have your own business? Are you facing a business challenge? Let a team of experienced Babson alumni advise you. BASE is a unique program that provides practical support for Babson alumni entrepreneurs by connecting you to other experienced alumni who act as business advisers, helping to clarify issues and explore options for startup businesses and existing companies trying to move to the next level of success. Learn more »

Lessons Learned from Summer Venture Program Alumnus Ramón Salinas M'12 

On July 8, Summer Venture Program alum Ramón Salinas M'12 visited the 2014 cohort to share his takeaways from participating in the program and his entrepreneurial journey. Read more » 
Recommend Babson on LinkedIn
Help us make Babson shine on LinkedIn! Write a recommendation on our university pages to share what's unique about Babson College or the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Show fellow alumni, current students, and prospective students what makes your alma mater special. Thank you to those who already have written recommendations!
Subscribe to Receive Quarterly Highlights from Entrepreneurship of All Kinds
Subscribe to EAK Since the debut of Entrepreneurship Of All Kinds last year, we have interviewed famous entrepreneurs like Tory Burch and Guy Kawasaki; been inspired by the remarkable work of alumni like Kelly Murphy Greeley M'12 and Tim Ryan '88; and have published exciting research from some of the world's most entrepreneurial thinkers. Join our mailing list to enjoy quarterly highlights from EAK, delivered straight to your inbox » 
Summer Venture Showcase - July 31
Undergraduate and MBA students from the Summer Venture Program will present their businesses and progress to date on Thursday, July 31, starting at 2 p.m. The Summer Venture Program is a 10-week intensive experience designed to accelerate the development of student entrepreneurial ventures. Register now »   
Alumni Career Spotlight
Real People/Real Stories They never overlapped during their time at Babson, but when Amir Sandel M'01 and Nir Yelinek M'06 met at an alumni event several years ago, it was the beginning of a friendship and business partnership. Read Amir and Nir's story of starting a business together, and see how they remain connected to campus from 5,500 miles away. » 
Reunion and Homecoming Register Now
Featured Alumni Business: That's My Ticket
That's My Ticket is the world's leading authority on licensed ticket displays and ticket-related products. The items the company manufactures are licensed by the NHL®, MLB®, NFL®, the Collegiate Licensing Company, Elvis Presley Enterprises, and the Grateful Dead.
Owner: Dean Durant Macchi M'98
10% discount offered to alumni!

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Class Notes
Lon P. Ross's '91 business, Fun City, named Las Vegas Sands Supplier of the Year. Read more » 


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