Babson Alumni Newsletter
MARCH 2016
Babson MBA No.1 for 23 Consecutive Years
Babson MBA No. 1 in Entrepreneurship
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson's MBA program No. 1 in entrepreneurship for the 23rd consecutive year in its 2017 list of Best Graduate Schools. Read more 
Babson Announces 2016 Commencement Speakers and Honorees
2016 Commencement Speakers Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and EY Global Vice Chair of Public Policy Beth Brooke-Marciniak will both be honored during Babson's 2016 Commencement ceremonies on May 14, 2016. "We are pleased to welcome Muhammad Yunus and Beth Brooke-Marciniak as our Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients," said Babson College President Kerry Healey. "Their message and example of innovation and inclusiveness will serve to inspire our student participants as well as their family members and friends." Read more 
Babson Connect Worldwide in Dubai Was a Spectacular Success!
Babson Connect_ Worldwide in Dubai More than 300 Babson community members gathered March 4-6 in Dubai for the second Babson Connect Worldwide event. Thought leaders in entrepreneurship, regional business executives, government leaders, and Babson faculty led thoughtful discussions and engaging presentations throughout the weekend. It was also announced that Babson Connect Worldwide 2017 will take place in Thailand!
View photos, videos, and presentations from the event 
Babson Names Michael D. Johnson Provost
Provost Michael D. Johnson"It is a pleasure to welcome Michael Johnson as the new provost of Babson College," said Babson President Kerry Healey. "Michael is an accomplished academic and administrator who will bring valued leadership to our community." Johnson brings 34 years of classroom and academic leadership experience at Cornell and the University of Michigan. In addition to his role as Babson's provost, Johnson will join the Babson faculty as a tenured professor in the Marketing Division. He will begin serving in his new position in July. Read more
Join Us for Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Miami Application Launch Party
WIN Lab Miami Join us for the launch of Miami's very first accelerator for women. Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab is an eight-month program that empowers women founders to launch and grow their businesses. Learn more about the application process for WIN Lab and see products from some of Miami's successful women entrepreneurs! Register 
This Year's FME Course Has Launched a Record Number of Student Businesses
FME Biz BuddiesThis year, Babson's Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) features a record 38 student businesses, collaboratively launched in a real-world context that helps to shape and inform students' future careers.

Support a Babson student's FME business today! Learn more 
Celebrate Babson's Rising Stars April 13
Celebrate Our Rising Stars Join us for an evening of
Celebrating Achievements in
Entrepreneurial Thought & Action
where we'll recognize our Rising
Stars--alumni with new businesses that are making a splash around the world. This year, we're recognizing Alex Debelov '10 (Virool), Alex Moazed '10 (Applico), Jamie Siminoff '99 (Ring), and Savitha Sridharan M'14 (Orora Global). We'll also announce the winners of the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action) Challenge. Register 
Babson's Blended Learning MBA Ranked No. 3 Overall in U.S. by Financial Times
Financial Times Ranks Babson No. 3 Overall Financial Times has ranked Babson's Blended Learning MBA program No. 3 in the United States and No. 6 worldwide in its Online MBA 2016 ranking, moving us up a spot both nationally and globally from the 2015 ranking. The program also was ranked No. 1 nationwide for salary and career progress. Read more 
The March Madness Athletics Challenge Is Back. It's Time to Get in the Game!
March Madness at Babson The March Madness Brian Barefoot Athletics Challenge is under way, and your team needs you to get in the game! Gifts from student-athletes, alumni, parents, students, and fans will be counted. Choose your team and join in the madness! Learn more
First Babson India Symposium to Be Held on April 16
Babson India Symposium The Babson India Symposium will highlight the emergence of India as the world's next business destination and provide a stage for global business leaders, entrepreneurs, and academicians to share in their experiences about India's emerging opportunities and how to further unlock the country's business potential. Read more 
Babson's Josh MacArthur Honored as an Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year
Josh MacArthur Director of Athletics and Recreation Josh MacArthur was named as one of four recipients of the 2015-16 Division III Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America. MacArthur, one of 28 winners across seven collegiate divisions, is now one of just 64 Division III athletic directors to be honored during the last two decades. Read more 
Find Talent at the Just-In-Time Career Fair On April 6
Is your firm looking to hire talented candidates for permanent positions or summer internships? Register for the Just-In-Time Career Fair, April 6, hosted by the Graduate School. Last year's event was attended by more than 100 graduate students and 40 employers. Participating employers must have full-time positions and/or paid internships posted. Register 
Babson College's Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Combating Human Trafficking Through Innovation and Impact
Launched in 2013, the Babson IHTMS Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery addresses the role of business and entrepreneurship in the fight against human trafficking, offering programming to train the next generation of business leaders and utilizing Babson's methodologies and global network to help end human trafficking and modern slavery. A 2016 webinar series, Supply Chain Management, Labor Standards, and Human Trafficking, explores some of the most promising anti-trafficking practices emerging from the private sector. Learn more 
Babson Blended Learning: Test-It-Out
Babson Blended Learning Babson's Graduate School is offering a unique opportunity for those interested in experiencing Babson's Blended Learning MBA firsthand. The Babson Blended Learning: Test-It-Out program is taught in the blended learning format with online learning and collaboration, as well as face-to-face sessions. Students who successfully complete the course and subsequently enter a Babson MBA part-time program will earn 3 advanced standing credits. Learn more

Two courses will be offered this spring:
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: How Managers Make Good and Bad Choices. Improve your performance as a decision maker. Face-to-face sessions at Babson's San Francisco campus.

Managing a Growing Business. Manage growth by creating value through innovation and opportunity. Face-to-face sessions at Babson's Wellesley campus.
Featured Blog: Oman Hosts Babson's 2016 Global Advisory Board Meeting
Babson's Global Advisory Board (GAB), composed of dedicated alumni and friends of the College, held its annual meeting in Muscat, Oman, February 27-March 4, 2016, in conjunction with Babson Connect: Worldwide 2016, which was recently hosted in Dubai, UAE. Highlights included visits to Sultan Qaboos University to discuss entrepreneurship in higher education, and meetings with local business figures to discuss trade and family enterprise. Read more 
Featured Alumni Business: Kenai Sports
Kenai Sports is a unique and innovative sportswear brand, founded by Charles W. Bogoian '08, that makes clothing out of trash--yes, trash--pulled from landfills across the country. They take tons of plastic bottles, cell phone cases, keyboards, and organic waste like coconut shells, corn husks, soybean shells, and more, and turn them into the world's best sportswear. Log in the alumni business directory to learn more 

Kenai Sports
Class Notes
From retired U.S. Army Colonel John R. Power Jr. M'65: Dick Power M'65 has been elected to the board of directors of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), headquartered in Denver, Colo. Power has been a licensed Certified Financial Planner (CFP) since he retired as a colonel from the Army in 1992. His practice is in Walpole, Mass., and he served on the Board of the Mass. chapter of the FPA for several years. He was named Massachusetts Financial Planner of the Year in 2014. Power and his wife, Barbara, are members of the Babson Legacy Society. 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 
Hockey and Men's and Women's Basketball Compete in Conference Championship Games, Men's Hoops Advances to NCAA Sweet 16
Babson Athletics Babson College Men's and Women's Basketball and Men's Ice Hockey extended their seasons by competing in conference championship games, marking the seventh time Beaver teams have appeared in title contests since the fall. Men's hoops won the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament championship, advancing to their second straight NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Get updates 
Mitt Romney Pays a Visit to Babson's Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance
Mitt Romney Visits Babson Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and successful business leader, recently joined President Kerry Healey for a sold-out campus chat featuring a wide-ranging and stimulating discussion. Read more and watch the video recording
Featured Webinar: How to Hold Brilliantly Simple Discussions About Innovation
Dr. Sinan Erzurumlu It turns out that most innovation data and knowledge is tacit; they exist in your employees' heads and need to be drawn out through discussion. So, how do you effectively discuss innovation with employees to identify the highest potential preexisting innovation opportunities? What are the right set of questions and decisions that will enhance your chances of success as a leader?

This recorded presentation examines a few key methods by which a leader can get an accurate and actionable handle on their company's innovation. Presented by: Dr. Sinan Erzurumlu, an Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management at Babson College. Prior to joining Babson, Sinan worked as a project-based consultant for Dell on service operations and as a research engineer for Center for Space Research at the University of Texas at Austin.
Featured Career Resource: BASE (Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs)
Are you an entrepreneur? Facing a business challenge? Want some ideas for how to move your entrepreneurial venture to the next level of success? Meet one on one with our virtual consultants. Learn more about BASE 
Don't Miss These Application Deadlines!
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. Apply by April 15 
Babson Summer Study
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.

"The expansion of Babson's
Summer Venture Program will allow students to take
advantage of, and connect to, the Silicon Valley and
Bay Area startup scene," said Babson San Francisco
Director Lynn Santopietro. "We're excited to pilot the
program at our West Coast campus, and to help that many
more Babson entrepreneurs accelerate their ventures."
Apply by April 1

Summer Venture Program San Franscisco
March Madness 2016
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