Babson Alumni Newsletter
APRIL 2016
Babson Ranked No. 1 in ROI
PayScale Names Babson No. 1 Private Business School for ROI
PayScale Inc., the world's leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software, again has named Babson the No. 1 private business college for return on investment (ROI) for business majors. Read more »
Babson's New Master of Science in Finance Program Set to Launch This Fall
Master of Science in Finance Program
Babson's recently created Master of Science in Finance program is designed for students with less than two years of work experience and provides in-depth financial and quantitative knowledge. It combines sophisticated problem solving, practical application, ethical judgment, and professional development and communication skills. This flexible nine-month degree will offer a unique blend of financial theory and practice taught by the same award-winning faculty who teach our top-ranked undergraduate and MBA programs. Apply now through June 1 for fall enrollment »
Meet the 2016 B.E.T.A. Challenge Winners
Green Pinata Toy ShareThe 2016 winners of the Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (B.E.T.A.) Challenge are: Green Piñata Toy Share, (alumni business, Shiva Kashalkar MBA'11 and Kiran Kashalkar MBA'15 pictured above with Vice Provost Candida Brush), PICCPerfect (undergraduate student business), and Play Business (graduate student business). B.E.T.A. Challenge competitors pitched their ventures this month for the chance to win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash, plus in-kind services from corporate sponsors. Applicants competed by demonstrating success in achieving major milestones by taking action. Read more »
Babson Athletics Has a New Logo
Babson Athletics New Logo Babson Athletics has unveiled its new graphic identity--a clean and contemporary logo redesign, representative of the institution's next generation of branded collegiate athletics. The rebranded beaver logo is not to be confused with the beloved Babson College mascot, Biz E. Beaver, who is here to stay and excited about welcoming Babson's new athletics companion. Read more »
Ice Hockey and Men's Basketball Athletes Named Division III Players of the Year
Joey Flannery A memorable year for Babson Athletics now includes an unprecedented accomplishment: two Babson student athletes have been named national Division III Players of the Year in 2016.

In men's basketball, Joey Flannery '17 received national player of the year honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) after averaging career-high numbers in points, rebounds, assists, and steals this past winter. A two-time NABC and All-America first-team selection, Flannery also was named DIII News Player of the Year. Read more »

Jamie Murray In men's ice hockey, senior goaltender Jamie Murray '16 became the first in program history to be selected as the winner of the Sid Watson Award, which is presented annually by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) to the Division III Player of the Year. Murray also is the first repeat winner and only two-time recipient of the Joe Concannon Award, presented each year to New England's top American-born player by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. Read more »
The Lewis Institute Honors Entrepreneurs as Social Innovators
The Lewis Institute's 2016 Babson Social Innovator Award recipients were honored earlier this month: Gavin Armstrong, founder of Lucky Iron Fish™; Bernie Glassman, founder of Greyston Bakery and the Greyston Foundation; and Bill Bolling, founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Each created significant social impact through game-changing business models. Read more »
A Celebration of Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®
Eric Johnson Eric Johnson '72, P'08, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods, was inducted into the Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame earlier this month at Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®The event also honored our Rising Stars: Alex Debelov '10, CEO of Virool, a fast-growing video distribution platform; Jamie Siminoff '99, chief inventor of Ring, an innovative video doorbell and app; Savitha Sridharan MBA'14, CEO of Orora Global, a global social enterprise committed to providing access to affordable renewable energy in rural areas; and Alex Moazed '10, CEO of Applico, a top-ranked mobile app design and development company. They're just a few of the Babson alumni whose new businesses are making a powerful impact in the business community and around the world. See photos from the event »
Babson Tops Money's List of "10 Great Colleges For Business Majors"
Babson College has been recognized by Money magazine as the best school for business majors as part of its 2015 "Best Colleges" ranking. "At the best schools, business majors also get a solid grounding in the liberal arts," advises Money--and at Babson, at least 50 percent of students' credits come from liberal arts courses. Read more »
BabsonARTS/Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Steven Maler to Receive Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence
This year's recipient of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence is Steven Maler, director, Sorenson Center for the Arts, and founding artistic director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, which has for 20 years presented free, exhilarating productions of the Bard's works in Boston, the last 19 on Boston Common. Read more »
Babson Leadership, Alumnus Honored for Local Diversity Impact
Get Konnected Honorees
Vice President of Programming and Community Outreach Jane C. Edmonds, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sadie Burton-Goss, and alumnus Marques Benton MBA'97 have been recognized by Get Konnected! for extraordinary work in their fields. Read more »
Emergency Fund Will Assist Babson Students in Crisis
The Babson Student Emergency Fund was recently created to assist currently enrolled students experiencing financial hardship due to a medical emergency or the illness or death of an immediate family member. Often, these small grants can make a huge difference in the lives of students, ensuring that their enrollment is uninterrupted at a difficult time. Visit the newly launched crowdfunding campaign to contribute. Learn more and contribute »
Babson's Own Lauren Beitelspacher Among Best 40 Under 40 Business Professors
Assistant Professor of Marketing Lauren Beitelspacher has been recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the Most Outstanding 40 under 40 Business School Professors. "In all, 75 professors from 40 different business schools all over the world were nominated by students, alumni and the schools themselves," says Poets & Quants about the award. Read more »
CWEL's WIN Lab Miami Finds Director in Alumna Nelly M. Farra MBA'10
Nelly M. Farra Experienced local community leader Nelly M. Farra MBA'10 has been named director of Babson's new Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab, created by The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), in Miami. She joins Babson with more than 15 years of experience in business development and marketing and will lead the expansion of Babson's accelerator program for women entrepreneurs in Miami. Read more »
Join CWEL's WIN Lab in Boston or Miami
Created by The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab is an innovative, eight-month residency program for women entrepreneurs who are ready to think big, be bold, and launch successful companies. The next program starts in September and runs through the end of April. Learn more and apply for one of our fall cohorts in Boston and Miami »
Featured Alumni
Tim Ryan '88 to Serve as U.S. Chairman of PwC

Tim Ryan
PwC US has selected Timothy F. Ryan '88 as its new U.S. chairman for a four-year term beginning on July 1, 2016. Since 2013, Ryan has served as vice chairman and as U.S. markets, strategy, and stakeholders leader, responsible for the firm's strategy function and stakeholder relationships, including investor relations, regulatory affairs, public policy, corporate responsibility, and human capital. Read more »
Featured Entrepreneur of All Kinds: Ken E. Anadu MBA'10

Ken Anadu
When Ken Anadu MBA '10 decided to pursue his MBA, he specifically sought out programs that featured a student-run investment fund. As a student, he took advantage of the variety of resources offered by the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. Now, he's turning education into experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Read more »
Men's Hoops Alumnus Halcovage Helps Villanova Win National Championship
George Halcovage A four-year member of the Babson men's basketball program, George Halcovage '08 is in his eighth season on the coaching staff at Villanova and was promoted to director of basketball operations in January. He also has served as video coordinator and was a video intern after being hired as a graduate assistant coach before the 2008-2009 campaign. Read more »
Class Notes
John G. Peters Jr. MBA'78 has been appointed president of the Palm Springs (Calif.) Writers Guild. The Guild has more than 200 members and is dedicated to helping both beginning and experienced writers. 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 »
Featured Blog: Babson Undergraduates Win Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands Competition
Hanson Grant '16 and Ken Zhang '16 were recognized for their innovative business, Think Board, by the Terry College of Business for the Next Great Consumer Brands Award. Think Board was awarded a $25,000 cash prize and an invitation to present its business at the Next Great Consumer Brands Conference at NASDAQ in New York City on April 27. Read more »
Featured Alumni Business: Mimoco, Inc.
With a mission to bring style and soul to consumer electronics, CEO Evan H. Blaustein MBA'04 and his Boston-based design house Mimoco has fused the art of contemporary characters with the functionality of personal data storage devices since 2005. Babson Alumni can email Mimoco to receive a 25 percent discount code. Learn more »

Attention BAA Members: Get Ready to Rock the Vote!
Babson Alumni Association (BAA) board of director elections are taking place May 15 through May 25. Please look for emails from the BAA with your personal voting code and link. And don't forget to register for all types of personal and business insurance and travel discounts with the Babson Advantage! All proceeds go toward scholarships and alumni engagement.
Featured Webinar: The Six Building Blocks of Innovative Cultures
Research shows that corporate culture is the key driver of innovation--even more so than labor, capital, government, or national culture. But what is an innovative corporate culture? And, if you don't have an innovative culture, is there a way to build one? 

Join us for this archived webinar to learn the six key building blocks of an innovative culture. Presented by Professor Jay Rao and Professor Joseph R. Weintraub, founder and faculty director of the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program. Request a recording »
Featured Career Resource: Considering a Career Change? Eight Steps to Manage the Transition
The average job seeker will change careers multiple times during the course of his or her professional life. These eight steps can assist you in managing your career transition. Read more »
Reserve a Babson Wedding Banner Upcoming Nuptials? Reserve a Babson Wedding Banner
Are you getting married and looking forward to getting the Babson gang back together? Don't forget to reserve a Babson wedding banner for pickup, or request a Babson pennant to be mailed out for photos on your special day. Email Christy Lagos '98 with the Alumni and Friends Network for more information.
Save the Date for Alumni Weekend 2016
Alumni Weekend
You never graduate from good times! Save the date to join us for Alumni Weekend on September 16-18, featuring milestone celebration receptions for class years ending in 1 and 6, athletic teams and coaches, Greek organizations, Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP), and more. Enjoy reunion class parties, Late Night Breakfast, live entertainment, varsity and alumni games, gourmet food at The Tent, and family fun. Mark your calendar! Learn more »
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