Babson Magazine

Spring 2017

Sharon Rowser ’74

When the Mission Meets the Bottom Line

Whether in the arts or service, in education or research, nonprofit organizations can have a profound effect on their communities. They can only live up to their lofty goals, however, if they can pay the bills and balance the books.

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A Season in the Life of an Athlete

Men’s basketball won the national championship, and Sam Bohmiller ’17 was in the middle of it. The point guard takes us through the season.

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Power for the People

Consider the many ways energy powers your day. It charges your electronics, from the alarm clock that wakes you to the phone you can’t put down to the computer you use for work. It lights your nights, chills your food, heats your home, warms …

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A Teacher and a Traveler

In the desert of eastern Kenya lies Dadaab, the largest complex of refugee camps in the world. More than 250,000 people, most having fled war and famine in Somalia, live in the crowded camps, where having enough to eat is an ongoing concern. …

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Carving Out Her Niche

Gourds speak to Wendy McLaughlin ’79. Perhaps not literally, but the former advertising executive turned professional carver is definitely something of a gourd whisperer, using each specimen’s unique qualities as inspiration. “Gourding is …

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National Champs

In college basketball, teams and players are measured by their success in March. This year, the men’s basketball squad forever cemented its legacy in the sport’s most exciting month by defeating Augustana College, 79-78, in Salem, Virginia, for …

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Small Talk with Mara Steiu

Growing up in the small city of Gherla, Romania, Mara Steiu ’20 and her classmates were expected to earn good grades, go to a nearby college, and land a safe job. But Steiu had other plans. Believing teenagers should learn about finance and …

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Going Home to Make a Difference

The distance from Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, to Babson Park in Massachusetts is about 4,430 miles. Measured in miles, it’s a great distance. Measured in opportunity, it’s even greater. Marvin Tarawally ’17 would like to narrow that …

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Advice to a Graduate

Thinking of their own graduation day years ago, alumni contemplate what words of wisdom they would give to their younger selves.

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Connecting in Bangkok

This March, Babson alumni, students, parents, faculty, and friends gathered in Bangkok for our third annual Babson Connect: Worldwide. BCW is a unique opportunity for the Babson community to connect with one another; hear from leading regional …

News, Notes + Nods

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

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A Celebration of Culture

For one night each fall and spring, the Sorenson Center for the Arts fills with song and dance, color and splendor. Aman, the long-standing South Asian student organization, puts on a show to celebrate the cultures of India, Pakistan, Nepal, … Has related video