Babson Alumni Newsletter
JULY 2016
Alumni Weekend
Celebrate Affinity Milestones at Alumni Weekend!
Celebrate individuals, clubs, and organizations that make Babson so special. Register today to honor faculty members, the One-Year MBA program, E-Tower and the Entrepreneurship Forum, Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program, fraternities and sororities, and athletics teams!
Thank You for Another Record-Breaking Year!
We did it! Thanks to you, we reached our goal of 23 percent--our highest alumni giving participation rate in 15 years
Thank you to Babson alumni and friends everywhere who made a gift to Babson College during the past fiscal year. We counted on you and you didn't let us down!

We Did It
Babson Welcomes Michael Lynch as Interim Athletics Director
Babson College Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Lawrence P. Ward announced that Michael Lynch has been named interim director of the Department of Athletics and Recreation. A veteran administrator with more than two decades of experience in intercollegiate athletics, Lynch comes to Babson after a highly successful 14-year tenure at Boston University. Read more »

Michael Lynch
Congratulations, Gerri Randlett!
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gerri Randlett as managing director, Alumni and Friends Network. Randlett has spent close to 20 years at Babson, previously serving as undergraduate class dean, and most recently as the director of the Alumni Network, responsible for the strategy of growing our regional alumni clubs, expanding our alumni service programs, and establishing our affinity and milestone programs. "I am thrilled to take on this new role," she said. "It is a distinct honor and privilege to ensure that we connect and engage with all our alumni throughout the world." Feel free to reach out to Gerri to congratulate her!
Apply Now for the Master of Science in Finance Program
Master of Science in Finance This nine-month Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree will offer a unique blend of financial theory and practice taught by Babson's award-winning faculty. Designed for students with zero to two years of experience, the Babson MSF will provide in-depth financial and quantitative knowledge combined with sophisticated problem-solving, practical application, ethical judgment, and professional development and communication skills. Applications are still being accepted for the fall 2016 program. Learn more and apply »
New Coach Kristy Martin to Lead Babson Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams
Babson Swimming _ Diving Kristy Martin was appointed coach of the Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams earlier this month. She "brings a wealth of swimming knowledge to our teams, from competing at a high level to coaching at established college programs," said Assistant Athletics Director for Facilities and Recreation Andy Dutton. "I am excited to see what the future has in store for Babson Swimming and Diving."  Read more »
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Executive Education Offers Women's Leadership Program
Join us at Babson for a five-day session to expand your entrepreneurial leadership skills and build on your strengths to develop your leadership identity. Attend our Executive Education Women's Leadership Program: From Opportunity to Action. Register and pay by August 19 to receive the early registration price, and Babson alumni can receive an additional 20 percent off using code BEE-ALUMNI. Learn more and register »
Featured Career Resource: Networking Resources
Today 80 percent of jobs are landed through networking. That's a compelling reason to build your list of contacts. With Babson's networking resources as your guide, you can grow your network this summer while vacationing, exploring a new hobby, or meeting new hires at your current job. Learn more »

Career Resources
Career Spotlight: Making the Most of Campus Connections
If Dan Cowan '08 hadn't volunteered during his senior year to give an alumnus a Saturday morning tour of the Babson campus, he wouldn't have made the connection that led to his eight-year career at EXOS. Read more »

Career Spotlight
Class Notes
From John P. Reiner Jr. MBA'02: LogicalPromotions has entered the Ad Club Brandathon competition for a chance to work with a top Boston agency to develop a new brand campaign. Vote for us! 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 Alumni Business: American Field
American Field Go shopping for the best products in the world at American Field, a pop-up exhibition and market, f ree and open to the public, created by Mark Bollman IV '10, featuring the best of American-made brands and the people behind them. You'll find quality offerings from brands you know like New Balance and Polartec, as well as a group of companies born right on Babson's campus like Ball and Buck, and Cape Clasp. Top it off with a cocktail from Bulleit or a brew from 'Gansett to complete the experience. American Field kicks off the fall season in Boston on September 17-18, then heads to San Francisco, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, and New York City. Own a business? Babson alumni businesses can register as a vendor with special vendor pricing. Learn more »
Featured Blog:  Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Phil Kim
Professor Phil Kim To anyone who has met Associate Professor Phil Kim , it would not come as a surprise that he recently received tenure at Babson. He is a kind, intellectual man, passionate about creating positive change in the world. Emily Denoble '18 recently sat down with Professor Kim to learn more about his interests and what entrepreneurship means to him. Read more »
The Lewis Institute Welcomes New Director of Social Sector Impact
Experienced nonprofit leader and development expert Gene Miller has joined The Lewis Institute as the new director of Social Sector Impact. This new initiative, housed under the Babson Social Innovation Lab, will focus on using Entrepreneurial Thought & Action ® (ET&A) to activate and amplify social sector impact.  Read more »
Partner with CCD to Help Students Launch Careers
Babson's Undergraduate Center for Career Development (CCD) invites you back to campus this fall to share your industry experience and insights with current undergraduate students. Complete this survey by August 8, and register to help Babson undergrads gain a competitive edge for the fall 2016 recruiting season. Complete the survey »
Summer Venture Showcase Allows Babson Businesses to Shine
The Babson Summer Venture Showcase kicks off today at Babson's Wellesley campus, featuring 15 promising graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson, Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College. Eleven more teams will participate next month in the inaugural San Francisco edition of this signature event for the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, where student entrepreneurs pitch their ventures to professional investors and the local community.  Learn more »
Small Talk With Yagmur Akgul '18
Yagmur Akgul A star on the Babson tennis team, Yagmur Akgul '18 began to play tennis at the age of 6. Growing up in Istanbul, she became so adept at the sport that she made Turkey's international team, played professionally for a while, and traveled the world for matches. But she doesn't spend all her time on the court. Read more »
Alumni Business True Fit Raises $25 Million
True Fit, footwear and apparel's discovery platform founded by Babson grads Jessica Arredondo Murphy MBA '06 and Romney Evans MBA '06, announced a $25 million Series B financing from Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, and Intel Capital. The new funding brings total investment in True Fit to $40 million and it will be used to serve rising demand and growth, as well as to drive continued innovation for retailers. Read more »
Faculty Explore Successful Family Business Leadership in New Book
Babson Professor Allan Cohen and former visiting scholar Pramodita Sharma explore how successful family businesses develop their next leaders in a new book, Entrepreneurs in Every GenerationLearn more and purchase the book »
Police Chief James Pollard Appointed Regional Director for the IACLEA
James Pollard, director of the public safety department and chief of police at Babson, was sworn in as North Atlantic Region director following the annual business meeting of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) on June 27.  Read more »
Women Entrepreneurs: Apply to the Babson Breakaway Challenge
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson and Breakaway, a Boston-based brand and venture capital firm, have opened 10 additional semifinalist spots in the Babson Breakaway Challenge--the first and only competition to promote gender parity in the venture capital industry and to award $250,000 plus in-kind prizes to a high-potential, women-led business. Learn more »
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