Babson Magazine

Winter 2018

Aaron Walton ’83

With Diversity and Inclusion for All

Companies are beginning to realize that diversity and inclusion are about more than “doing the right thing.” When groups of people from various backgrounds work together, not only do individuals benefit from an accepting and welcoming environment, but profits typically rise as well. These Babson alumni are helping to lead the charge to diversify corporate America.

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A Historic Appointment

In the fall of 2017, Marla Capozzi, MBA’96, became the first woman elected chair of the Babson Board of Trustees, joining President Kerry Healey, the first woman president of the College. A leader in McKinsey Academy, the arm of consulting giant …

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To Follow a Dream

They fell in love in their native Slovenia, two young dreamers who liked to talk of their future plans. Now living half a world away, the Mikeks have built that future: a home in Boston, two young children, and a successful tech business, …

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Small Talk with Wiljeana Glover

When Wiljeana Glover was in college, a beloved aunt died due to a medical error. That tragedy led Glover to start thinking about health-care operations, an area that would become a focus of her career. Today, Glover is an assistant professor of …

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Capturing Quiet Moments

“I paint mud puddles,” says John Thompson, MBA’82, in a modest understatement. Thompson’s paintings and prints reflect his close observation of waterways and ponds, and how their surfaces interact with light and plants. His art, he says, is an … Has related slideshow

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Always About the Team

When Bala Iyer decided to come to Babson in 2006, he was thinking of his daughter. For 12 years, he had been teaching at Boston University, but a position at Babson offered the Wellesley resident a priceless benefit: It was closer to home. That …

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A Home Away from Home

During her first semester at Babson, Larissa Moreira ’20 felt homesick as Thanksgiving break approached. “It’s a family time,” she says. “I saw everyone leaving for home, and I wanted to go home, too. But it’s too far away.” Home for Moreira is …

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Women Chefs Cook Up Change

A group of 20 chefs from across the country arrived on campus last fall for a new five-day leadership program. Some were restaurateurs; others were bakers or artisanal coffee roasters or sold handcrafted ice cream. They represented a range of …

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Embracing Diversity of All Kinds

Students from across the country and around the world, from different backgrounds and cultures, live and learn side by side at Babson. This multitude of perspectives encourages students to think and act effectively in any setting and to seek and …

News, Notes + Nods

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

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When Art Inspires

Painting pictures with a spray can is tricky, discovered students who attended an unconventional art workshop last semester. The workshop focused on street art, essentially works of art, often with a message, created in public spaces. Students …

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Preserving the Planet, One House at a Time

The four students scoured the suburban house like Ghostbusters. But instead of proton packs, they wielded infrared cameras and a gigantic fan. And rather than searching for paranormal activity, they sought cracks, leaks, and other places where …

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Reaching New Heights

The Babson women’s volleyball program, which has reached new heights under the direction of seventh-year head coach Eric Neely, stepped further into uncharted territory in November by advancing to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 for the first …