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Pua Higginson and Ashley Patterson Named MBAs to Watch
Pua Higginson and Ashley Patterson Named MBAs to Watch » Two Babson College graduates—Pua Higginson MBA'22 and Ashley Patterson MBA'22—were named to Poets&Quants’ prestigious list of MBAs to Watch for the Class of 2022. 
15 Faculty Members Recognized with Annual Awards
15 Faculty Members Recognized with Annual Awards » A total of 15 Babson College faculty members were recognized with annual awards—including Faculty Scholarship Awards, Teaching Awards, and the inaugural Service Awards—during the All Faculty Meeting last week.
New Name for Mathematics, Analytics, Science, and Technology Division
New Name for Mathematics, Analytics, Science, and Technology Division » The name change better reflects the academic division’s focus and leadership in business analytics and sustainability.
Michael Goldstein Named Editor of <i>Financial Management</i>
Michael Goldstein Named Editor of Financial Management » Babson College Finance Professor Michael Goldstein, the Donald P. Babson Professor of Applied Investments, has been appointed the editor of Financial Management.
Babson College Unveils New OneCard Design
Babson College Unveils New OneCard Design » Babson College has begun rolling out a new design for its Babson OneCard, the College's identification and access card.
Awards, Books, and Publications for Babson Faculty
Awards, Books, and Publications for Babson Faculty » Babson College faculty members are being recognized for new books and articles, as well as with an array of awards for their scholarship.
Julie Levinson Appointed The William R. Dill Governance Professor
Julie Levinson Appointed The William R. Dill Governance Professor » Professor of Film Julie Levinson has been appointed The William R. Dill Governance Professor, an endowed chair professorship.
Cheryl Kiser Selected as Judge for 2022 Meaningful Business 100
Cheryl Kiser Selected as Judge for 2022 Meaningful Business 100 » Cheryl Kiser, executive director of Babson College’s Institute for Social Innovation, will serve on an expert global panel of judges for the 2022 Meaningful Business 100 (MB100).
Patty Patria Named Babson’s New Chief Information Officer
Patty Patria Named Babson’s New Chief Information Officer » Patty Patria has been named Babson’s new chief information officer, providing strategic leadership for the planning and delivery of information technology and library services to support the College’s strategic plan.
Ela Gokcigdem ’24 Addresses United Nations on Protecting Our Oceans
Ela Gokcigdem ’24 Addresses United Nations on Protecting Our Oceans » Ela Gokcigdem ’24 represented Turkey as a youth delegate at the UN Ocean Conference Youth and Innovation Forum last month in Cascais, Portugal.
Sustainability Key to Babson Collaborative Global Student Challenge Winners
Sustainability Key to Babson Collaborative Global Student Challenge Winners » Students from across the globe—including Norway, Lebanon, and Chile—visited Babson’s Wellesley campus last week after winning the 2022 Babson Collaborative Global Student Challenge.
Babson Collaborative Announces Annual Awards
Babson Collaborative Announces Annual Awards » The Babson Collaborative’s 2022 annual awards celebrated member programs, faculty members, and student ambassadors who exemplify the Collaborative's mission.
Cutler Center Becomes Academic Member of Mass Fintech Hub
Cutler Center Becomes Academic Member of Mass Fintech Hub » The Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance at Babson College has become an academic member of the Mass Fintech Hub, a collaborative and cross-disciplinary working group of technology innovators, financial service and investment leaders, academics, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Babson College Named the Best College for Business Majors by <i>Money</i> Magazine
Babson College Named the Best College for Business Majors by Money Magazine » Babson, the longtime No. 1 school for entrepreneurship, recently ranked No. 1 among the Best Colleges for Business Majors by Money magazine.
Support The Fund for Babson This article contains a video
Support The Fund for Babson » The Fund for Babson provides vital support for students, faculty, and the campus. As the College’s fiscal year concludes, here’s your chance to lend your support.
Butler Launch Pad Awards $25,000 to Babson Student and Alumni Businesses
Butler Launch Pad Awards $25,000 to Babson Student and Alumni Businesses » Babson College student and alumni businesses received $25,000 in seed funding for their ventures this spring through the John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad at the Arthur M. Blank Center.
Babson’s CWEL Launches WIN Lab in Tulsa
Babson’s CWEL Launches WIN Lab in Tulsa » The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership announced its latest Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab inside the historic Greenwood Women’s Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Edmunds Named Honorary Professor at Peruvian University
Edmunds Named Honorary Professor at Peruvian University » Babson Professor John Edmunds was named an honorary professor at a Peruvian university for his outstanding academic and professional career.
Babson Athletics Celebrates Year of Firsts
Babson Athletics Celebrates Year of Firsts » Babson Athletics excelled during the 2021–2022 academic year, including a number of "firsts" and historic team and individual performances.
Babson College Modernizes Faculty Title Conventions
Babson College Modernizes Faculty Title Conventions » Babson College recently modernized its faculty title convention, creating a new path for more robust career progression for full-time faculty members who are not on the tenure track. 
9 Faculty Members Receive Funding Awards
9 Faculty Members Receive Funding Awards » Babson College’s Teaching Innovation Fund Committee has awarded nine Spring 2022 funding awards to faculty members across several divisions.
Babson Honored with International Education Bridge Builders Award
Babson Honored with International Education Bridge Builders Award » Babson College has been honored with an international education award for educating entrepreneurial and business leaders with a global mindset.
Meet the 2022 Summer Venture Program Teams
Meet the 2022 Summer Venture Program Teams » Babson’s signature Summer Venture Program (SVP) returns this year with 13 teams of graduate and undergraduate students.
Babson Ranks No. 13 on <i>Money</i>’s Best Colleges in America List
Babson Ranks No. 13 on Money’s Best Colleges in America List » Babson College was ranked No. 13 overall by Money magazine in its annual list of the Best Colleges in America.
Two Babson Alumni Named Tech Power Players
Two Babson Alumni Named Tech Power Players » The Boston Globe named Mike Massaro ’00, CEO of Flywire, and Mike Salguero MBA’10, founder and CEO of ButcherBox, to the inaugural list of top people in the Massachusetts technology industry.
Competing Class of 2022 Student-Athletes Enjoy Special Commencement Ceremony
Competing Class of 2022 Student-Athletes Enjoy Special Commencement Ceremony » Babson held a special Commencement ceremony Monday for six graduating student-athletes who were still competing on the diamond this weekend and were unable to attend the College's official Commencement.
Brad Johnson Honored with Undergraduate Faculty of the Year Award
Brad Johnson Honored with Undergraduate Faculty of the Year Award » Brad Johnson, senior lecturer in Operations and Information Management, was selected as the Undergraduate Faculty of the Year by the Class of 2022.
Senior Undergraduate Awards Celebrate Excellence of Class of 2022
Senior Undergraduate Awards Celebrate Excellence of Class of 2022 » Graduating seniors Tyson Corner ’22, Victoria Z. Shen ’22, and Abigail vanLuling ’22 received multiple awards during the Senior Undergraduate Awards ceremony Friday.
Babson Faculty Members Earn Promotions
Babson Faculty Members Earn Promotions » Five Babson College faculty members recently received promotions, including four who were promoted to full professor status.
Shakenna Williams Appointed to the National Women’s Business Council
Shakenna Williams Appointed to the National Women’s Business Council » Shakenna Williams, the executive director for the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College, has been appointed to the National Women’s Business Council.
Roberto Fiorentino Ferreyros MBA’22 Selected to the Best & Brightest MBA List
Roberto Fiorentino Ferreyros MBA’22 Selected to the Best & Brightest MBA List » Roberto Fiorentino Ferreyros MBA’22 has been named to Poets&Quants’ list of the 100 Best & Brightest MBAs for the Class of 2022.
Three Ventures Earn Cash Awards at the Fast Track Showcase
Three Ventures Earn Cash Awards at the Fast Track Showcase » Three Babson College ventures were awarded cash prizes last week at the 2022 Fast Track Showcase, which highlighted the work of the Butler Launch Pad’s Fast Track Cohort.
JerDrema Flynt M.Ed., MBA’22 Earns Fulbright Grant
JerDrema Flynt M.Ed., MBA’22 Earns Fulbright Grant » JerDrema Flynt M.Ed., MBA’22 has been awarded a Fulbright grant, the first Babson College graduate student to earn the prestigious prize.
Babson Athletics Honors the Class of 2022
Babson Athletics Honors the Class of 2022 » More than 100 senior and graduate student-athletes in the Class of 2022 were honored and 10 awards were presented during Babson Athletics’ 41st annual Senior Awards Ceremony.
Assistant Professor of Finance Honored with the Babson Kennedy Award for Teaching
Assistant Professor of Finance Honored with the Babson Kennedy Award for Teaching » Assistant Professor of Finance Luke Stein has been named the 2022 winner of the prestigious Thomas Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence, awarded to a graduate professor, nominated by a graduating student, and voted upon by the graduating class.
Babson’s Synchronized Skaters Help Team to Fifth Place at World Championships
Babson’s Synchronized Skaters Help Team to Fifth Place at World Championships » Two Babson students—Elissa Kempisty ’23 and Laura Nicula ’24—shared in their team’s global success at the 2022 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.
Babson Wins Prestigious Award for Innovation in International Education
Babson Wins Prestigious Award for Innovation in International Education » Babson College has been awarded a 2022 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in the category of Strategic Partnerships for the Babson Collaborative.
Winning Venture at eMerge Americas’ Competition Includes Two Babson Alumni
Winning Venture at eMerge Americas’ Competition Includes Two Babson Alumni » Two Babson College alumni are part of the winning venture at the eMerge Americas Startup Showcase x Startup Showdown Grand Finale.
Babson College Selected as NFTE’s 2022 Corporate Volunteer of the Year
Babson College Selected as NFTE’s 2022 Corporate Volunteer of the Year » Babson College has been selected as the 2022 Corporate Volunteer of the Year by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) for NFTE’s New England region. This is the second time in three years that Babson has been recognized with the NFTE honor. Also, in 2019, Jack McCarthy MBA’82, senior lecturer in organizational behavior at Babson,…
Butler Institute to Host Bestselling Author Dr. Arthur Brooks on April 19
Butler Institute to Host Bestselling Author Dr. Arthur Brooks on April 19 » Dr. Arthur Brooks—author, social scientist, former president of the American Enterprise Institute, and Harvard professor—will speak at Babson College in a special event hosted by the Butler Institute for Free Enterprise Through Entrepreneurship.
Men’s Club Ice Hockey, Men’s Polo Teams Win National Championships
Men’s Club Ice Hockey, Men’s Polo Teams Win National Championships » A pair of Babson College club sports teams excelled at the highest levels this spring, as both the men's club hockey team and men’s polo team won national championships.
Nine Finalists Selected for 2022 B.E.T.A. Challenge
Nine Finalists Selected for 2022 B.E.T.A. Challenge » Nine finalists have been selected to compete in Babson College's 2022 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finale on Thursday, April 14 at Olin Hall.
Babson Places Second at Van Berkom John Molson Small-Cap Case Competition
Babson Places Second at Van Berkom John Molson Small-Cap Case Competition » A team of four Babson College undergraduate students—Tyson Corner ’22, Gabriel Papa ’23, Ryan Watts ’23, and Nathan Watts ’23—placed second at the Van Berkom John Molson Small-Cap Case Competition in Montreal, the College's highest finish in the annual competition.
Renewed Focus for the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Renewed Focus for the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship » The Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship has a new name and a renewed focus, as it looks to create health, economic, and social value for all, with a focus on health equity and justice.
Barefoot Athletics Challenge Receives Record-Breaking Support
Barefoot Athletics Challenge Receives Record-Breaking Support » The Babson community stepped up in unprecedented numbers to support the annual Barefoot Athletics Challenge last week. A total of 1,841 donors gave $235,320—both record amounts.
Finance Professor Appointed Secretary/Treasurer of Financial Management Association
Finance Professor Appointed Secretary/Treasurer of Financial Management Association » Babson College Finance Professor Michael Goldstein, the Donald P. Babson Chair in Applied Investments, has been appointed the next secretary/treasurer of the Financial Management Association (FMA).
Babson Students Plan March and Rally to Support Ukraine
Babson Students Plan March and Rally to Support Ukraine » Organized by Liliia Alieksanova ’25, a Global Scholar and native of Ukraine, Babson College students will hold a rally Tuesday on campus in support for the Ukrainian people.
Babson Ice Hockey Team Wins Conference Championship
Babson Ice Hockey Team Wins Conference Championship » The sixth-ranked Beavers earned their first New England Hockey Conference title in eight years to advance to the NCAA Division III tournament, where they will play Trinity on Saturday at Babson Skating Center.
Barefoot Athletics Challenge Returns to Support Student-Athletes
Barefoot Athletics Challenge Returns to Support Student-Athletes » The annual Barefoot Athletics Challenge kicks off next week, March 7–10, putting the ball in the hands of alumni, friends, and fans to support Babson’s athletic programs.
Board Approves No Increase in Babson College Tuition
Board Approves No Increase in Babson College Tuition » The Board of Trustees approves a 0% tuition increase for undergraduates and graduates for the 2022–2023 academic year, marking the first time in more than 25 years that undergraduate tuition has not increased.
Economics Professors Honored with Case Centre Award
Economics Professors Honored with Case Centre Award » Two Babson College economics professors, Lidija Polutnik and Megan Way, were honored with a prestigious Case Centre Award for their excellence in case writing.
Babson Academy Doubles Its Reach to More Than 1,120 Participants
Babson Academy Doubles Its Reach to More Than 1,120 Participants » In 2021, Babson Academy delivered 30 signature programs to more than 1,120 participants in 33 countries, approximately twice the number of educators and students who accessed its entrepreneurial resources in 2020.
Babson College Modifies Indoor Mask Policy
Babson College Modifies Indoor Mask Policy » Babson College is evolving its COVID-19 policies to focus on longer-term management, emphasizing personal responsibility and risk management.
Babson Team Wins Local CFA Institute Research Challenge
Babson Team Wins Local CFA Institute Research Challenge » Babson College won CFA Society Boston’s local research challenge for the fourth time in the past six years.
Babson College Ranks Ninth for Long-Term Return on Investment
Babson College Ranks Ninth for Long-Term Return on Investment » In a new report released this week, Babson College ranked ninth in return on investment 40 years after enrollment, with a net present value of $2,242,000.
In New Partnership, Babson Academy Offers Entrepreneurship Education to Ninth- and 10th-Graders
In New Partnership, Babson Academy Offers Entrepreneurship Education to Ninth- and 10th-Graders » Babson College is partnering with a new innovation-focused academy for middle and high school students to offer a selection of entrepreneurship classes.
Lauri Union Recognized Again as a Leading Global Academic in Family Enterprise
Lauri Union Recognized Again as a Leading Global Academic in Family Enterprise » Lauri Union, the Nulsen Family Executive Director of the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College, was named one of The Top 100 Family Influencers by Family Capital.
Card Game Reshuffles the Deck on Immigrant Experience
Card Game Reshuffles the Deck on Immigrant Experience » Two Babson Class of 2021 graduates created Unspoken Words, a card game designed to spark meaningful conversations within immigrant families.
Charles Winrich Named Faculty Mentor for Babson Posse 19
Charles Winrich Named Faculty Mentor for Babson Posse 19 » Charles Winrich, senior lecturer in the Mathematics & Science Division, will serve as the faculty mentor for Babson Posse 19, the incoming cohort of the Posse Scholarship.
Babson Executive Education Brings Stephen Flavin Back as Executive Director and CEO
Babson Executive Education Brings Stephen Flavin Back as Executive Director and CEO » Stephen Flavin has returned to Babson College as the new executive director and CEO of Babson Executive Education.
Babson Steps Up Among Best Online MBA Rankings
Babson Steps Up Among Best Online MBA Rankings » The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College—which has been ranked as the Best MBA for Entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report for the 28th consecutive year—continues to excel for its online offering.
English Professor Mary Pinard Wins Book Prize
English Professor Mary Pinard Wins Book Prize » Mary Pinard, Babson College professor of English, won the Ex Ophidia Press Poetry Book Prize for her poetry manuscript, Ghost Heart.
William Gartner Named USASBE Justin G. Longnecker Fellow
William Gartner Named USASBE Justin G. Longnecker Fellow » Babson College Professor William Gartner was honored with a Justin G. Longnecker Fellow Award by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at its annual conference.
Babson’s Spring Semester Beginning on Time
Babson’s Spring Semester Beginning on Time » Students return to campus as scheduled, and the first week of classes will be held remotely through January 23 to accommodate potential travel delays and allow for testing.
Joanna Carey Is the First Science Faculty Awarded a Term Chair at Babson
Joanna Carey Is the First Science Faculty Awarded a Term Chair at Babson » Associate Professor of Environmental Science Joanna Carey has been appointed the Debi and Andy Butler ’84 Term Chair, beginning in the 2022–2023 academic year. She is the first science faculty member awarded a term chair at Babson.
Remembering Babson’s Ninth President
Remembering Babson’s Ninth President » As Babson’s president from 1989 to 1997, William Francis Glavin H’99 championed diversity and a global mindset—and helped the College build upon its legacy of entrepreneurship.
VIDEO: A Season to Remember for Babson Athletics This article contains a video
VIDEO: A Season to Remember for Babson Athletics » The spring sports teams produced perhaps the greatest single season in Babson Athletics history, capped with an unprecedented five NCAA tournament berths.
33 Reasons to Give to Babson
33 Reasons to Give to Babson » To support the College's goal of 33% alumni donor participation—an important metric when it comes to college rankings—here are 33 ways that alumni support helps Babson thrive.
Memorable Commencement Experiences on Tap for Two Unforgettable Classes
Memorable Commencement Experiences on Tap for Two Unforgettable Classes » Babson College will graduate the Class of 2021 and welcome back the Class of 2020 in a series of ceremonies across three May weekends.
In #StopAsianHate Demonstration, Babson Students Take Action on Escalating Issue This article contains a photo gallery
In #StopAsianHate Demonstration, Babson Students Take Action on Escalating Issue » On April 11, Babson students and community members marched in a demonstration in support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans.
Community Responds with Record Year of Giving
Community Responds with Record Year of Giving » In a year of celebration and challenge, Babson alumni and supporters demonstrated their commitment with unprecedented levels of participation and giving.
Our Mission Is to Be the Leaders of the Change We Seek
Our Mission Is to Be the Leaders of the Change We Seek » Pursuing equity and inclusive excellence at Babson continues to be an ongoing and important part of our collective mission.
Babson Heroes: How the Community Adapted Quickly to Lend a Helping Hand
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Babson Heroes: How the Community Adapted Quickly to Lend a Helping Hand » Babson Heroes: How students, alumni, faculty, and students adapted quickly to lend a helping hand in the early days of the crisis
At Community Forum, Babson Looks Forward
At Community Forum, Babson Looks Forward » Speaking at a virtual community forum, Babson leaders remain hopeful about the College’s path in these unprecedented times.