Babson Magazine

Fall 2016

Photo: Tom Kates

The Lawmakers Next Door

Far from the division and dysfunction of Washington, D.C., and the glare and grind of the just-completed presidential race, Babson alumni are doing the unglamorous work of government. These state representatives and city councilors lead their communities and take on the day-to-day duty of getting things done, whether negotiating the budget and haggling over taxes, or making sure the snow is plowed and the potholes are filled. Has related video

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After the Tour of Duty

These alumni strive to make sure that the country’s warriors, who have sacrificed so much, receive the support they need.

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Who, What, Wear?

In his first job after graduating from Babson in 1979, Brian Lynch worked for a clothing store known as The Lodge at Harvard Square. Each time Lynch made a sale, he would pull the tags off the garments. The tags then were collected, boxed up, …

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Small Talk with Nitiya Walker

In high school, a friend’s mother taught Nitiya Walker ’14 a strategy for filling out award applications. The advice helped Walker win a Women of Distinction award from the Girl Scouts and a Posse Foundation scholarship to Babson. Wanting to …

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Breathing New Life into Old Wood

Keith Whittier ’04 moved to Colorado five years ago to “do something creative,” although he wasn’t sure what that would be. A few years later, when he and his fiancee, Lauren, couldn’t find the rustic farm tables they envisioned for their …

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A Conscious Awakening

When Raj Sisodia reflects on how he came to be a marketing professor and a leader in the Conscious Capitalism movement, he calls many of his choices “opportunistic stumbling.” Presented with options not necessarily to his liking, Sisodia would …

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A Helping Hand for International Entrepreneurs

Sharoon Thomas launched his tech startup, Fulfil.IO, in the summer of 2015, and soon after was accepted into the 500 Startups business accelerator in Mountain View, California. His company offers small and midsize retailers cloud-based software …

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WIN Lab Expands to Miami

Nelly Farra, MBA’10, comes from a family of savvy businesswomen. When her maternal grandmother, for example, came to Miami from Venezuela as a young widow with three children, she managed to invest her savings so she could stay home and take …

News, Notes + Nods

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

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The Challenges of Being First

When Tiffany Tapia ’17 came to Babson from her home in New York City, she felt as if she had traveled to another world. She wasn’t used to living in the suburbs and missed the fast pace of the city. As the first in her family to attend college, …

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A Dynamic Duo

Nearly 500 men’s basketball and ice hockey programs participated in NCAA Division III games last year, which equates to more than 8,000 players nationwide. So the odds of becoming the basketball or ice hockey national player of the year are …

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Babson’s Pathway to the Future

Earlier this fall, Babson earned the distinction of being named the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report