Babson Magazine

Fall 2013

Permanent link to Risky Business with a Purpose

Risky Business with a Purpose

Peter Shepard, MBA’96, works in a world that most of us don’t think about or, frankly, understand. As chief business officer for Novomer, an emerging chemistry company, he deals with waste gases and catalysts and polymers. To the rest of us, …

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Thinking of Home

As they move away to begin their college careers, first-year students bring mementos to remind them of the people and places they left behind.

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Old Friends

In the late 1950s, three friends realized they faced their last chance. On the campus of a Wellesley school then known as Babson Institute, the time had come to get serious, buckle down, and grow up. “Babson was a do-or-die situation for us …

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Small Talk With Matt Monkiewicz

Baseball and hot dogs go hand in hand—they’re an American tradition. Tradition means a lot to the Monkiewicz family, owners of Kayem Foods, which makes and sells

Permanent link to On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge

A self-taught artisan, Frank Clegg, MBA’74, has been making leather goods since the early ’70s. Working with his hands comes naturally, he says. Clegg creates all the designs for his eponymous company, Frank Clegg Leatherworks, located in an old … Has related video

Permanent link to Living a Life of Experimentation

Living a Life of Experimentation

One day, Anne Roggeveen walked into her State Street office and said to herself, “I cannot do this every day for the rest of my life.” She was working as a process engineer, analyzing business work flows and operations and then redesigning them …

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Embracing Diversity

The wonderful, amazing people in the Babson community. Their backgrounds vary as much as their ambitions and dreams. They come from around the world, across the country, and down the street. Has related slideshow

Permanent link to A Yellow Bat, a Plastic Ball, and a Good Cause

A Yellow Bat, a Plastic Ball, and a Good Cause

Jamie Murray ’16 always has loved the game of Wiffle ball, with its plastic yellow bat and perforated ball. In high school, he laid out a Wiffle ball field in his backyard, complete with a 40-foot-long by 10-foot-high Green Monster, a miniature …

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Babson a PRME Champion

Babson is one of 25 higher education institutions taking part in a new United Nations leadership group, the Principles for Responsible Management Education Champions. Part of the UN PRME initiative, which was launched in 2007 and since has …

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Inspiration in Innovation

Several years ago, I co-hosted a television show called Shining City, which highlighted scientific, medical, and social innovation in New England.

News, Notes + Nods

Wondering what your classmates have been up to? Come catch up!

Permanent link to Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

About six years ago, Brian Hickey ’16 met a Ugandan woman who had traveled to Boston for specialized medical care. Her journey was sponsored by Engeye, an NGO based in Ddegeya, Uganda, that strives to improve the lives of rural Ugandans through …

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Do Re Mi

To perfect one of the songs in their repertoire, the students in the Rocket Pitches a cappella group need about a month and a half of practice. In rehearsal after rehearsal, huddled together in a room in Sorenson, they seek the right blend of …

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A Taste of China

Study Chinese in a Babson classroom for three weeks, then hop on a plane to visit Shanghai for 10 days to practice what you learned. That is how a group of first- and second-year students spent the beginning of their summer when they took …

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Doing What Comes Naturally

Growing up, Scott Moore liked to teach. He tutored friends and other kids and even helped out his substitute teacher in high school calculus by taking over the class (with her approval) when she didn’t know the material for an upcoming test. But …

Permanent link to Breaking Records, Setting Goals

Breaking Records, Setting Goals

Flying to Wisconsin, competing against some of the nation’s top athletes, and making history for Babson very nearly didn’t happen for Marina Capalbo ’15. Capalbo, who became the College’s first athlete to compete at an NCAA Outdoor Track & …