Babson Alumni Newsletter
MAY 2016
Commencement 2016
Congratulations, Class of 2016!
More than 500 undergraduates and more than 400 graduate students celebrated graduation day on the picture-perfect afternoon of May 14. Hear the Commencement speeches by speakers Muhammad Yunus and Beth Brooke-Marciniak, read about the professors honored as Faculty of the Year, and see photos from the event. Visit the recap »
Alumni Weekend Registration Opens June 1
Alumni Weekend 2016
With opportunities to reconnect, celebrate milestones, and have a lot of fun, Alumni Weekend 2016 is poised to be a weekend to remember! Classes ending in 1 and 6--get ready for your reunions! Registration opens June 1. Take advantage of early bird registration in June, and you and a guest could save up to $30. See the schedule of events »
Honoring Babson's Retiring Faculty Members
Retiring Babson Faculty
Six Babson faculty members with a combined 145 years of experience were honored for their outstanding service at the Commencement ceremony. 
Eli Bortman, Steven Eriksen, Elaine Landry, Michael May, James Philips, and Joanne Williams will be retiring as of August 31, 2016. Read more »
Help Us Reach Our Giving Participation Goal
Did you know that when U.S. News & World Report compiles its college rankings, it asks only one fundraising question: What is your alumni participation rate? Participation REALLY matters. We are poised this year to reach 23 percent--our highest participation giving rate since 2001, and no small feat, as rates for many colleges and universities across the country are declining. Can we count on you to help Babson continue to climb? If you've already made your gift this year, thanks for fueling our success! Give now »

Can we count on you
Babson Alumni Business Aims to Bring Shoes to the World
Greensole Greensole, founded by Shriyans Bhandari MS'16 and Ramesh Dhami, is making a social impact by recycling discarded shoes and creating comfortable footwear for communities in need. The company is preparing to scale up through an Indiegogo campaign this month. Read more »
LGBTQ Students and Alumni Celebrated at Lavender Graduation
Aaron Walton 83 Babson celebrated LGBTQ and ally students and honored Pride Award recipients at the fourth annual Lavender Graduation Celebration and Awards Ceremony earlier this month. Keynote speaker Aaron Walton '83, co-founder of Walton Isaacson advertising agency, offered advice to the graduates, saying "Do not be afraid to be who you are." Read more »
Babson Welcomes New Governance Members
This May, Babson welcomed three new members to our Board of Trustees and Board of Overseers. John E. Johnson '08 has joined Babson's Board of Trustees, and Gautam Gupta '07 and Amy White Orenstein '94, wife of former Overseer Ted Orenstein '94, are the newest members of the College's Board of Overseers. Read more »
Alumni Business Melanites Makes a Splash in Local Media
Melanites Jennifer Pierre MS'16 is looking to make an impact in the toy industry with her business, Melanites, by expanding representation in the toy aisles with the first line of boy dolls of color. Lately, she has been making an impact in the local media as well. Read more »
Babson Launches On-Site Broadcast Studio for Live Interviews with Global Media
Babson has installed a ReadyCam ® broadcast studio on our Wellesley campus to connect our faculty, staff, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs of all kinds with networks around the world, 24 hours a day. Read more »
Receive Preferential Pricing for Your Certificate of Advanced Management
Babson CAM program Expand your expertise, one class at a time, through Babson's Certificate of Advanced Management (CAM). With a wide variety of course offerings to choose from, the CAM program can deepen your knowledge of a specific topic, or provide skills that can help you advance or pivot your career direction. Qualifying Babson alumni will see a 20 percent adjustment to their tuition each semester. Learn more »
The Lewis Institute Awards Babson's Community Changemakers
Congratulations to the 2016 Lewis Institute Changemaker Award recipients: alumnus Daniel Dalet '03, co-founder of SoloCoco; faculty members Rosa Slegers MBA'13 and Cheryl Kirschner; graduate student John Kluge M'17; staff member Bob Wald; and undergraduate student Shatiek Gatlin '16. The Changemaker Award celebrates members of the Babson community taking smart, courageous action to create change for good. Read more »
Babson Honors Class of 2016 at 35th Annual Senior Athletics Awards Banquet
Babson Athletics The Department of Athletics and Recreation held its 35th annual Senior Awards Banquet where nine individuals were honored, highlighted by the selections of women's volleyball player Mary Donahue '16 as Female Athlete of the Class and men's ice hockey player Jamie Murray '16 as Male Athlete of the Class. Read more »
Carol Hacker Named Director of Centennial Engagement and Giving
Beginning in September, expect to see Carol Hacker more off campus than on. As Babson's new director of Centennial engagement and giving, she will travel to meet with alumni and share news about our Centennial celebrations and campaign plans. For 25 years, Hacker has been serving the Babson community and she has a long list of alumni she is excited to reconnect with in her new role. "I am very excited for this opportunity and a chance to meet with alumni I knew as students. They have been an important part of my Babson experience and life, and I am eager to bring them up-to-date on Babson today and as importantly, Babson in its next century." Congratulations, Carol!
Featured Alumni
Mihael Mikek MBA'06 Named Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year

Mihael Mikek MBA 06
Mihael Mikek MBA'06, CEO of Celtra Inc., won the Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the High Tech category, honoring immigrant entrepreneurs in Massachusetts. The award, presented by The Immigrant Learning Center, honors outstanding Massachusetts immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: business growth, neighborhood business, high-tech, and life science. Read more »
Career Spotlight: Savitha Sridharan MBA'14 and Mateen Abdul MBA'09

Giving the Green Light
Savitha Sridharan MBA'14 and Mateen Abdul MBA'09 share a passion for bringing clean-energy solutions to off-grid, rural communities around the world. And, thanks to a friendship forged before Sridharan even came to Babson, they collaborated to develop an energy-efficient lantern that provides lighting to the very communities their companies strive to serve. Read more »
Class Notes
Jay A. Rivera '99 was recently recognized as one of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity's "40 Under 40." 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: Two Babson MBA Graduates Honored as "Best & Brightest MBAs" by Poets & Quants
Bryanne Leeming MBA'16 and Siddharth Astir MBA'16 have been honored as two of Poets & Quants' Best & Brightest MBAs in the Class of 2016. Out of approximately 200 submissions, 100 graduating MBA students were chosen. Fifty-seven of them are women, and 53 different MBA programs are represented. Read more »
Poets _ Quants Class of 2016

Featured Alumni Business: Curated Clothing Company
Summer is around the corner and it is almost swimsuit season! Curated Clothing Company, founded by John-Marshall Stubbs MBA'14, offers swimsuits that are wearable works of art, featuring original designs by selected artists. Check out this unique line of unique swimwear, and don't forget to use the coupon code "Babson" to receive a 15 percent discount. Cannonball! Learn more »

Curated Clothing Co.

Graduates of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Continue to Make an Impact
This third report from Babson highlights progress made by more than 3,500 small business owners during the span of 30 months since completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Results show that program graduates consistently grow their revenues and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy.  Read more »
Dr. Elaine Eisenman P'15 Among Authors of New Report from WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation
Dr. Elaine Eisenman P'15, dean of executive education, is among the co-authors and commission members behind the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation's Thought Leadership Commission and the KPMG Board Leadership Center report, Seeing Far and Seeing Wide: Moving Toward a Visionary Board. The report finds board composition, key information, strategic vision, and understanding external forces key to success.  Read more »
Announcing the Alumni Survey Winners
Congratulations to Juan Restrepo '12 and David Taylor '07, the winners of the Apple Watches, and a special thank you to the more than 1,800 alumni in the Classes of 2006 - 2015 who completed the Alumni Survey to helped provide to various rankings organizations a more comprehensive picture of your entrepreneurial and career endeavors. An executive summary of the survey findings will be shared with the alumni community in late summer.
Professors Hunt and Weintraub Release Latest Edition of The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business
The Coaching Manager Babson Professors James M. Hunt and Joseph R. Weintraub have released the third edition of The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business. The book presents students and managers alike with the guidance, tools, and case studies needed to develop leadership talent and inspire performance. It has been proven to help employees achieve higher levels of skill and personal development, and experience greater engagement with their organizations. Read more »
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Features Professor Tom Davenport
Tom Davenport, President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management, joined CIOs and senior IT executives as a featured speaker at the 2016 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on May 18. Professor Davenport's panel, Developing Your Organization's Skills for the Digital Future, focused on how CIOs can arm their workforce to be successful in a digital age and identified valuable skills for the new digital climate. Read more »
Babson Professor Is Co-author of Guide to Developing a Modern Investment Analytics Skill Set
Professor Dessi Pachamanova provides real-world investment insight in Portfolio Construction and Analytics, a new book she has co-written for the Frank J. Fabozzi Series of J. Wiley & Sons that provides an up-to-date understanding of the analytic investment process for students and professionals alike. Read more »
Featured Career Resource: The Babson Alumni Directory
Access a comprehensive list of Babson alumni in the Alumni Directory. The password-protected directory provides the business and personal contact information that alumni wish to share with Babson community members and allows you to search for alumni based on a variety of criteria, including industry, company, and class year. Take advantage of this valuable networking resource, and also be sure to update your profile in the directory. Read more »
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