Babson Alumni Newsletter
FEBRUARY 2016
Babson Connect Worldwide
Babson Connect: Worldwide in Dubai Is Just Around the Corner
The Babson community is preparing to gather for a three-day global summit in Dubai to celebrate Entrepreneurship of All KindsRegister now 
 
Meet Ian Lapp, the New Dean of Babson's Undergraduate School
Dean Ian Lap Beginning in April, Ian Lapp will bring 15 years of academic leadership and strategic planning at Harvard and Columbia to Babson. "I am excited to be part of this transformational education experience." Read more 
Babson Is Launching Signature Summer Venture Program in San Francisco
Babson students and alumni in San Francisco can apply for Babson's 10-week intensive entrepreneurial experience, designed to accelerate the development of new and emerging ventures. Register by April 1. Read more 
Redesigned Roger's Pub Celebrates Grand Opening in New and Improved Location
Roger's Pub & Grille The expanded, updated style of the recently reopened Roger's Pub & Grille draws upon community feedback and has generated campuswide excitement. Read more 
Celebrate Babson's Best During Alumni Weekend!
Join us this fall to celebrate the anniversaries of some of Babson's greatest sports teams, clubs, and organizations! E-Tower and the Entrepreneurship Forum (15 years) and Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) (20 years); in Greek Life: Sigma Phi Epsilon (20 years) and Sigma Kappa (40 years); in sports: Men's & Women's Track (15 years), Women's Soccer (35 years), Women's Tennis (40 years), Men's Baseball (45 years), and Men's Basketball (85 years); and Babson College Radio (45 years). Calling out to Babson College Radio! If you were involved in Babson College Radio as a student, let us know! 

We are currently forming alumni committees for these anniversary groups. To help plan your celebration, contact Lisa Alvezi in the Alumni and Friends Network.
Babson Set to Host Hockey and Basketball Tournaments This Weekend
Championship Weekend Babson College Athletics will host conference tournament action in three different sports this coming weekend. Men's ice hockey will host a New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) semifinal contest on Saturday night, while both the men's and women's basketball programs will host the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) semifinals and finals on Saturday and Sunday. Learn more 
Attention, Future Entrepreneurs: Babson Offers Summer Study for Rising High School Juniors and Seniors
Are your high school students looking for a way to differentiate themselves from their peers on college applications, and to build their network by meeting business leaders and industry experts? Summer Study for high school students provides the opportunity to focus on entrepreneurial ventures that create social, economic, and environmental value. Students of Babson alumni can apply for an affiliation scholarship. Read more 
Babson Makes New Princeton Review List of Colleges That Pay You Back
Babson College has once again been named one of The Princeton Review's Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. Read more 
Nominate a Babson Changemaker Who Is Making a Difference in the Community!
Know a member of the Babson community who is working hard to effect positive change? Nominations for the 2016 Lewis Institute Changemaker Awards are now open. Help us honor those willing to take action to create change for good. Awards will be given in the categories of Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Graduate, and Undergraduate. Submit your nominations by March 25 
Babson and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announce Renewed Partnership
Babson and CSCBabson College and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) have announced an extension of their unique partnership. For the next three years, CSC will continue to serve as the resident theater company of BabsonRead more 
Recognize Outstanding Babson Volunteers! Submit Your Nomination for the 2016 BAA Alumni Leadership Awards
Please help us recognize the alumni, parents, faculty, and friends who have generously volunteered their time and talent to the Babson community. The Alumni Leadership Awards will be presented during Alumni Weekend in September by the Babson Alumni Association (BAA); all nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Submit your nomination 
Babson Study Finds Continued Growth for Distance Education Enrollment
The 2015 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group, in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium, Pearson, WCET, StudyPortals, and Tyton Partners, reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one distance education course in 2015 was up 3.9 percent. Read more 
Sign Up Today for the Babson Energy and Environment Club's Annual Conference
Babson Energy and Environment Club The Babson Energy and Environment Club will hold its 10th annual conference, Redefining Consumption, on Friday, April 1. Topics will include the sharing economy, the Internet of Things, impact investments, and leading a zero-waste lifestyle. Early-bird tickets are on sale until February 29, and Babson alumni are welcomed back with a 25 percent off discount code: BABOALUM2016. Read more 
146 U.S. Business Owners Complete Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Training at Babson
One hundred and forty-six entrepreneurs from 33 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. Read more 
Featured Alumni
Babson Men's Basketball Player Tom Groth '84 Earned All of His Record 1,854 Points
Thirty-one years after his graduation from Babson, Tom Groth '84 is still the men's basketball team's all-time career-scoring leader. "Tom wasn't flashy, but he was relentless and our best player, and he gave our program credibility," said former Babson head coach Serge DeBari. Read more 

Tom Groth _84
Career Spotlight: All in the Family 
For Kinsley Perry '04, M'10, Erica Franz '04, M'11, and Vanessa Burrill '06, Babson runs in the family. They're bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to WGB Homes, their family business that has been building and designing neighborhoods throughout central Massachusetts for 45 years. Read more 

All In the Family
Featured Blog: Tips for a Successful Phone Interview
By Rosita Brailovsky-FineFebruary 15, 2016. 

Recruiters who are trying to balance the high number of prospective applicants to limited job openings share that initial phone screening interviews are a more cost-effective method of screening candidates in the initial stages of any job search.
Read more 
Featured Alumni Business: Beyond Your Hammock
Ready to get serious about planning for retirement?

Beyond Your Hammock, founded by Eric H. Roberge '02, is a fee-only registered investment adviser helping professionals use money as a tool to live a life they love. Learn more 

Beyond Your Hammock
Class Notes
From John S. Mattone '78: "I'm happy to announce that I have a new book coming out in January called Cultural Transformations: Lessons in Leadership & Corporate Reinvention. In it, I explore the keys to leadership development and cultural transformation through interviews with fourteen top CEOs." See more class notes 

Check out the News, Notes + Nods section from the Winter 2016 issue of Babson Magazine. View the News, Notes + Nods 

We want to share your updates with the community: new job, promotion, venture, marriage, or family addition! Post a class note and let us know (photos accepted). Submit a class note 
Two-Thirds of Adults Worldwide Think Entrepreneurship Is a Good Career Choice
The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) finds the highest rate of entrepreneurship among young adults; entrepreneurs are perceived as "high status"; and the majority of entrepreneurs are fueled by opportunity rather than necessity. Read more 
Babson In a Box Bring "Babson in a Box" to Your Next Alumni Gathering!
The next time you are getting together with Babson friends, let us help with the party preparations. Tell us the event details, and we'll ship you a free "Babson in a Box"! Learn more 
New IRA Charitable Rollover Law May Offer Benefits to Babson Donors
Recently, U.S. government legislation was passed that extends the IRA charitable rollover retroactively for 2015 and makes it permanent. Those wishing to make a gift to Babson through an IRA charitable rollover could receive significant tax benefits. Learn more 
Call For Nominations For the Babson Alumni Association Board of Directors
The Babson Alumni Association announces a general call for nominations for the BAA Board of Directors for the term beginning July 1, 2016. If you would like to make a significant contribution to strengthening the Babson alumni network, or would like to recommend someone, please submit your nominations before the deadline of March 24, 2016, 5 p.m. EST. The BAA election will take place online between May 16 and May 25, and all materials will be available in May. Submit your nomination 
Is Your New Business Ready for a Challenge?
Enter your emerging business in the B.E.T.A.(Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action) Challenge and you could win a portion of $100,000 in cash and prizes. Apply online now through February 29Learn more 
Featured Career Resource: Practice for Job Interviews with Virtual Tools from CareerBeam
Looking to make a great impression in a job interview? With CareerBeam, Babson's virtual, password-protected career development portal, you can create practice interviews by selecting questions from a library of 250 interview questions, and share your practice video with friends, colleagues, or career counselors to get their feedback. Read more 
Take Advantage of an Exclusive Offer for Alumni!
You're invited to join a new loyalty program on behalf of the Babson College bookstore and the Babson Alumni Association. Get exclusive discounts and offers delivered straight to your inbox! Your first offer? Save 25 percent on spirit gear! Sign up now 
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