Babson Alumni Newsletter
Alumni Weekend 2016
Thanks for the Good Times at Alumni Weekend!
Alumni, family, faculty, staff, and friends joined us for a fun-filled, unforgettable Alumni Weekend 2016. At class parties, affinity receptions, and the Tent, the weekend was filled with opportunities to have fun and reconnect with lifelong Babson friends. See photos from the event »
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Babson No. 1 for Entrepreneurship for 20th Consecutive Time
No. 1 in Entrepreneurship U.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson College the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship in the United States for the 20th consecutive time, ahead of such institutions as University of Pennsylvania, MIT, and NYU. Read more »
Meet This Year's Boston and Miami WINners
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson has selected 43 women entrepreneurs to participate in the 2016-2017 Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab business accelerator, a one-of-a-kind program, now in Boston and Miami, specifically designed to support women entrepreneurs in their startup and early stage ventures. Read more »

Alumni News
Savitha Sridharan MBA'14 Selected an AACSB 2016 Influential Leader
Savitha Sridharan MBA'14 was recognized as part of the 2016 AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Influential Leaders Challenge. Launched in 2015 to honor notable alumni from AACSB-accredited business schools, the AACSB Influential Leaders initiative continues to recognize business school graduates for the positive impact they make on society, and the inspiring example they set for others. Read more »
Career Spotlight: Seizing a Soapy Opportunity
Kale Schulte MBA_11 What happens when a hobby turns into a bona fide business opportunity? To find out, we asked Kale Schulte MBA'11, a consultant by day and founder of 23 Soap Company by night. Read more »
Growing the Maker Movement at American Field
Mark Bollman _10For entrepreneur Mark Bollman '10, the concept of American Made isn't a trend or a passing fad. It's a movement. It's about the makers, artisans, and crafters creating the highest-quality goods on the market. Read more »
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Honors InnerCity Weightlifting
InnerCity Weightlifting, founded by Jon Feinman MBA'10, is among the three 2016 winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award. The winners will receive a $7,500 cash award and will be honored at a September 28 ceremony at the RWJF headquarters in Princeton, N.J. InnerCity Weightlifting reduces youth violence by connecting proven-risk young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal fitness. Read more »
Julia Shanks MBA'06 Writes Business Guide for Farmers
Author Julia Shanks MBA'06 has distilled years of teaching and business consulting with farmers into a comprehensive, accessible guide. The Farmer's Office covers all aspects of launching, running, and growing a successful farm business through effective bookkeeping and business management, provides tools to make managerial decisions and to apply for a loan or other financing, and offers general business and strategy advice for growing a business. Read more »
Abby Fabiaschi '02 Set to Publish First Novel
Abby Fabiaschi '02 is looking forward to the publication of her novel, I Liked My Life (St. Martin's Press; January 2017), a poignant and fresh look at the fraught sacrifices of motherhood and the nuances of mourning experienced by a hormonal teen and her powerful alpha male father. Twenty percent of all Fabiaschi's after-tax profit--including foreign and film rights--will be donated to charities uplifting women and children around the world. Read more »
Four Babson Grads Included On BBJ Annual 40 Under 40 List
The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) has named four Babson College graduates among its annual 40 Under 40 recognition list: Kate Drew Jaspon '98, Ian So '08, Andrew Musto '06, and Ethan Carlson MBA'12. In addition, BBJ honored Nicole Ledoux, co-founder of 88 Acres with Rob Dalton MBA'14 Read more »
Class Notes
What have you been doing lately? We'd love to hear about it! Check out the News, Notes + Nods section from the Summer 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 »
Eight Babson Athletics Programs in Top 25 of Rankings
The Department of Athletics and Recreation was well-represented when College Factual, in conjunction with its partner USA Today, released its 2017 rankings. It ranked eight Babson programs in the top 25 of their respective sports, led by men's basketball (No. 1) and men's ice hockey (No. 3).  Read more »
Babson Ranks No. 2 in Alumni Earnings on the ED College Scorecard
According to the recently published 2016 U.S. Department of Education (ED) College Scorecard, Babson ranks No. 2 among its national business program peers in terms of alumni earnings and No. 7 among all private nonprofits. Read more »
Faculty News
Congratulations, Heidi Neck, Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year
Heidi Neck Professor of Entrepreneurship Heidi Neck has received the Schulze Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award (SEEYA). She is recognized as a trailblazer in American entrepreneurship education and stands out among her peers for a demonstrated ability to drive entrepreneurship education forward. Read more »
Babson Law Faculty and Student Honored with Awards
Six members of the Babson law faculty and one of their students received, collectively, an unprecedented eight awards this spring and summer. The "award fest" started this spring when Professor Toni Lester received a Babson Faculty Scholar award to support her research with an annual course release for the next three years. Read more »
Professor Fred Opie Explores Contributions of Longtime Babson Chef Dick Roussel in Podcast
Fred Opie, professor of history and foodways at Babson, recently shared an episode of his documentary podcast Dinner Table that explores the contributions of chef Dick Roussel, who worked at the College for 25 years. Through Roussel's career, listeners learn that great food on a college campus improves community morale and fosters pride in an institution. Read more »
Featured Blog: Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Andrew Corbett
By Antonette Ho
I recently sat down with Professor Andrew Corbett to discuss the start of the school year and plans for Babson's Butler Venture Accelerator. As he shared his view on entrepreneurship and what the world needs from entrepreneurs today, it illustrated how influential he and other faculty are in building Babson's entrepreneurial community, both inside and outside the classroom.  Read more »
Announcements & Campus News
The Park Manor Quad Is Now Open!
Park Manor Quad A longtime dream became reality this fall with the arrival of undergraduates living in the Park Manor residence hall complex, featuring new and renovated space as well as the unveiling of the outdoor Park Manor Quad. The multiyear effort encompassed the construction of a new residence hall, continued renovations to existing residence halls, the creation of classroom and meeting spaces, and the development of an outdoor quad to complement and enhance the surrounding undergraduate living/learning environment. Read more »
Expanded WIN Lab Joins CIC Miami
Following its recent launch, Babson College's Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Miami, a venture accelerator specifically for women entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with CIC Miami--the newest expansion of what was originally known as the Cambridge Innovation Center in Massachusetts. All WIN Lab Miami entrepreneurs, also known as WINners, will work out of CIC Miami's brand new space on the third floor at 1951 NW 7th Avenue. Read more »
Caroline Kennedy and Evan Ryan Talk Education Abroad at Babson
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan recently visited Babson and discussed the role of study abroad in U.S. relations and practical ways students can access global opportunities. Following the discussion hosted by Babson President Kerry Healey, Laura Jimenez '17, one of several Babson students who received Gilman scholarships to study abroad, offered insights into her experience in a recent blog post. Read more »
Babson President's Society Expands Giving Opportunities
The Babson President's Society has recently expanded its giving levels in an effort to further recognize and celebrate the generous and committed stakeholders who make Babson a top annual philanthropic priority. President's Society gifts provide critical annual support for financial aid, exceptional faculty, cutting-edge research, and innovative hands-on entrepreneurship curriculum. Read more »
Join Us in Boston for Entrepreneurial Thought & Action ®: A Catalyst for Change in Global Health
Babson will host an entrepreneurial innovator showcase on September 29 during Boston's Hub Week. Join us at our Babson Boston campus for Entrepreneurial Thought & Action ® : A Catalyst for Change in Global Health, a free event that will highlight challenges, barriers, and solutions to accessing and providing safe, equitable healthcare delivery in low- and middle-income countries. Read more »
Nominate Alumni for the 2017 Rising Star Awards
Help Babson identify and recognize alumni who are creating economic and social value and making an impact in their marketplace. Nominate a Babson graduate for the 2017 Rising Star Awards. Nominations are due by October 31, 2016, and the honorees will be celebrated in April 2017 at the annual Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action ®  gala eventSubmit your nomination »
Alumni Resources
Mentor Babson Students as a CLTP Coach
Regardless of how long it has been since you graduated or your level of professional experience, you can help a student prepare for a successful career in the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP). We'll provide the training to ensure that you're ready to have an effective and rewarding session, along with the opportunity to meet and network with other coaches. Read more »
Test Out Babson's MBA Program
Blended Learning Experience the Babson MBA before enrolling! 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 at Babson's Wellesley campus. The course offered, Global Strategic Management, provides a broad-based introduction to the management of international business ventures as well as the strategies and operations of multinational corporations. Students who successfully complete the program and subsequently enter a part-time Babson MBA program or the Certificate in Advanced Management program will earn 3 advanced standing credits. Read more »
Register for the BEE Women's Leadership Program
Don't miss your last chance to sign up for the Babson Executive Education (BEE) Women's Leadership program. Past participants have described the course as "an empowering experience." Registration ends on October 7. Alumni will receive a 20 percent discount when they use the code BEE-ALUMNI. Read more »
Volunteer to be an Admissions Ambassador!
Are you an undergraduate alumnus or alumna who graduated in 2006 or later? Volunteer to be an interview ambassador or an email ambassador for prospective undergraduate students. It's a great opportunity to engage with prospective undergraduate students who are eager to join the Babson community. Learn more and sign up »
Featured Career Resource: Résumé Resources
Career Resources The average time recruiters spend looking at a résumé is 5 to 7 seconds. If you have not polished your résumé recently, now is the perfect time! Check out CareerBeam®, Babson's virtual, password-protected career development portal, for tips on how best to market your experience and accomplishments. Use the Résumé Builder Tool to create a custom résumé based on your industry or job area of interest or to customize specific résumé sections.  Read more »
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