Babson Alumni Newsletter
JUNE 2016
Early Bird Special
Register Now for Alumni Weekend!
Registration is open for Alumni Weekend 2016. Don't miss the Early Bird Special: sign up by June 30 and receive $5 off (per person) on each weekend activity. If you are attending alumni weekend with a guest, this discount could save you up to $30 on your registration! Register now »
The Countdown Is On. Make Your Gift by June 30.

Babson Counts On Me
Did you know that U.S. News & World Report factors a school's alumni giving rate among the many criteria for its national college rankings? Participation is a big deal. With the help of Babson alumni everywhere, we have the opportunity to raise our giving participation percentage for the fifth year in a row, to 23 percent--our highest level since 2001. We're counting down the days until June 30. Can we count on you? Give now »
Babson Establishes Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program
Babson GEIR program
Babson has become the first private college to establish a Global Entrepreneur in Residence program, helping qualified international graduates from Babson and other area colleges remain in Massachusetts, build their high-potential startup businesses, and bring new, high-skill jobs to the region. Babson President Kerry Healey was joined by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh at an announcement from the new Babson downtown Boston location.  Read more »
Laugh with Comedian Loni Love at Alumni Weekend
Loni Love Join us at Alumni Weekend for some laughs with comedian, actress, and TV personality Loni Love. She is the co-host of the nationally syndicated TV show The Real as well as the Café Mocha radio show, and can be seen in movies that include Mother's DayMall Cop 2, and Soul Plane. You might recognize Love from her regular appearances spinning tunes as the house DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Don't miss it! Read more »
New Babson Report Details the State of Small Business in America
The State of Small Business in America offers a unique perspective from entrepreneurs on how to grow the U.S. business landscape. President Kerry Healey was among business leaders who shared insights on entrepreneurship at a recent event honoring the 20th graduating class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Read more »
Babson Alumni Association Elects New Board Members
Congratulations and a warm Babson Alumni Association (BAA) welcome to our newest members from the Class of 2016! You've joined a global network of more than 40,000 alumni representing Entrepreneurial Thought and Action ® around the world. Thank you to all alumni who "rocked the vote" to recently elect our 2016-2018 BAA officers and directors, the largest and most diverse group of delegates ever assembled to lead efforts for improving the Babson alumni experience. See the recently elected BAA board »
Babson Athletics Hosts 35th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
Babson President_s Cup Last week, 112 golfers participated in the 35th annual Babson President's Cup Golf Tournament. The event, which was held at Walpole Country Club for the first time, raised more than $75,000 in support of Babson Athletics and Recreation. Read more »
Six Babson Startups Chosen for the 2016 MassChallenge Accelerator
Six Babson alumni, undergraduate, and graduate student businesses have been named finalists in the 2016 MassChallenge accelerator program. This year's cohort was chosen from more than 1,700 applicants worldwide. Read more »
Students Kick Off Summer Venture Accelerator in Wellesley and San Francisco
Babson has selected 27 new entrepreneur teams to join the 2016 Summer Venture Program at our Wellesley and San Francisco campuses, a signature initiative of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. Read more »
Corporate Social Responsibility from the Bottom Up

Shainoor Khoja
Believing a company is only as strong as the community it serves, Shainoor Khoja has spent more than 10 years engaging with and investing in the development of "bottom of the pyramid" consumers in Middle Eastern markets. Read about Khoja's work in Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® »
Career Spotlight: Connecting On and Off the Field

Career Spotlight
Friendships forged on Babson's soccer field led former teammates Kevin Israel '14, Clint Mason '12, and Mike Kollaard '15 to the same company, where they are helping one another progress in their careers.  Read more »
Class Notes
Edward O. Nilsson MBA'97 delivered a paper at the Dar-al-Athar-Islamiyyah (DAI) museum's Modern Architecture Kuwait symposium on the design of Souk Al Wataniya, a 700,000-square-foot housing, commercial, and parking facility in Kuwait City. Nilsson was principal design architect of the building while at The Architects Collaborative (TAC).  See more class notes »

Check out the News, Notes + Nods section from the Spring 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 Graduate Business Brings STEM to Latin America
Clubes de Ciencias is a non-profit organization that selects the brightest Latin American PhD candidates from U.S. universities and takes them to their home countries to teach STEM workshops. Clubes de Ciencias is currently working in Mexico, Bolivia, and Colombia. Read more »

Clubes de Ciencias

Featured Alumni Business: Think Board
Spark your creativity and be ready when a bright idea arrives with a Think Board. Created by Hanson Grant '16, a Think Board is a clear adhesive that turns any smooth surface into a dry-erase writing space. Think Board removes easily without leaving a sticky residue or harming your wall, desk, or door. Receive 25 percent off your order when you use code "babsonalum."  Learn more »

Think Board

Graduate Student App Wins National Challenge from Toyota and Net Impact
Ayush Singhal MBA'17 and Niklaus Sugiri MS'16 worked alongside Esther Kim of the Rhode Island School of Design and John Mathai of Olin College of Engineering to win first prize in the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, a new competition from Net Impact, Toyota, and the Toyota Mobility Foundation, created to inspire millennials to address critical mobility needs.  Read more »
Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project Is Making an Impact in Colombia
Manizales-mas Manizales-Más, Babson's entrepreneurship and economy-boosting collaboration with the Colombian city of Manizales, was honored for fostering growth entrepreneurship in the region and adding a new education track for local college students as part of a worldwide effort to build entrepreneurial capacity in urban settings. Read more »
Save the Date for Babson Connect: Worldwide 2017 in Bangkok
Save the date for Babson Connect: Worldwide 2017! Plan to join us at our global summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 4-6, 2017. More details to follow. Mark your 2017 calendars!
Babson Connect Worldwide 2017
Babson Professor Xinghua Li Explores Differences Between Environmental Advertising in China and the USA
Assistant Professor of Media Studies Xinghua Li has released her first book, Environmental Advertising in China and the USA: The Desire to Go Green. Li analyzes environmental advertising and examines the psycho-cultural differences that disrupt the translation of eco-friendly appeals to China, exploring the different notions of "green," the underlying desires of advertisements, and how each is shaped by ideological, cultural, and historical differences. Read more »

Professor Raj Sisodia Is Co-author of new book on Shakti Leadership
Professor Raj Sisodia has written Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business with co-author Nilima Bhat, founder of Sampurnah: The Wholeness Practice. Both leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Sisodia and Bhat introduce a leadership style that is generative, cooperative, creative, inclusive, and empathetic. Learn more »


Featured Career Resource: Databases for Industry and Company Research
Alumni have free access through the alumni website to several of Babson's research databases. In addition, Horn Library maintains resources that may be of value to alumni engaged in a job search. Alumni may obtain a Babson alumni ID card from the Alumni and Friends Network and use the card to access resources in the library. Read more »
Days of Giving Inspire Class Giving and Connection
Babson Days of Giving This spring, the Days of Giving have inspired more than 650 alumni to give to Babson, raising more than $70,000 for Babson programs, and helping to increase the College participation rate by 3 precent! Check your class's Facebook group to see if your class hosted a day this year, and find contact information if you're interested in starting this tradition for your class next year.  Learn more »
2016 Graduates: Order Your Class Pictures Today
Members of the Babson Class of 2016, don't forget to order your panoramic class photo. It's a wonderful keepsake from your time at Babson. Photos are 22 inches wide by 8 inches high and available from Panfoto.
Sunglasses Startup Norton Point Is Cleaning Up the Ocean
Norton Point, an eyewear brand made from recovered high-density-polyethylene ocean plastics, was founded by Rob Ianelli, a participant in the 2007 Babson Business Edge, a three-week summer program for students earning non-business degrees at other colleges.  Read more »
Student Business Aims to Make Laundry 'Clean'
Ryan Lupberger '18 and Sam Gaudet '18 are the founders of CleanCult, a subscription service that provides non-toxic laundry pods. Read more »
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In Memoriam


Join us as we remember and honor those alumni who have recently passed away. In Memoriam »
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