The Upper Fields filled with alumni and friends, food and music, activities and men’s and women’s soccer games Saturday during the traditional festivities of Back to Babson.
Alumni, students, and parents also enjoyed the return of a new tradition—petting and posing for photos with Roger and his canine friends.
The gray skies did nothing to dampen the Babson pride, especially for Jeffery Perry ’87, P’23, chairman of the Babson Board of Trustees.
“It’s great to be back at Babson on so many different levels,” Perry said. “This is my 35th reunion, so obviously, it’s great to see classmates. It’s also a family weekend, where I run into parents that I know who have students here at Babson. Then, also as a parent, my son (Donovan Perry ’23) is a senior, and so being able to spend some time with him, as well. So, across multiple dimensions, it’s just a great opportunity to connect and to be a part of the Babson community and to celebrate everything that Babson represents.”
Back to Babson combines Reunion, Homecoming, and Family and Friends Weekend. Among the festivities: Cruickshank Race for Shelter 5K Run and Walk; Half-Century Club trolley tour and dinner; Volunteer Leadership Awards Brunch; Posse and LGBTQ+ gatherings; Babson Black Alumni Alliance Welcome Home reception, business meeting, and BBQ; and undergraduate and graduate class reunions, including the 30th reunion of the MBA Class of 1992, including President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD.
Perry said gatherings such as Back to Babson are valuable opportunities for the community.
“It’s really important because it highlights why people have such a high affinity for this institution, either from a student’s perspective, a parent’s perspective, an alumni perspective, even donors and other friends,” Perry said. “It’s just a way to come together to reinforce why Babson is such a special place. It’s just a terrific opportunity.”
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