Babson Magazine

Spring 2018

News, Notes + Nods


This winter, Babson alumni and friends gathered near and far to address environmental concerns, volunteer in their communities, share ideas, honor diversity, and enjoy one another’s company. From the Puerto Rico Summit, where alumni discussed such topics as local disaster recovery efforts and investment opportunities, to an Alumni Social in Salt Lake City, people in the Babson community continue to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to one another and the wider world.—Jillian Erdos, associate director, advancement communications

Puerto Rico SummitMore than 70 local entrepreneurs and business leaders met at the Puerto Rico Summit in January. Attendees included (from left) Tony Larrea ’88; Wilma Miranda ’89, co-president of the Alumni Club of Puerto Rico; Marisa Shariatdoust of the Alumni and Friends Network; and Gustavo Diaz ’17.

Alumni Club of Salt Lake CityThis January, the Alumni Club of Salt Lake City hosted a social. Attendees included (front row from left) Kavita Patel, MBA’07, Dallan Manscill, MBA’17, Karen Modtland ’91, and Kirsten Henderson, MBA’95, P’20; (back row from left) Lauren Joyce, MBA’03, Christian Volmar, MBA’07, Forrest Landy ’17, Caleb Manscill, MBA’14, John Mecham, MBA’07, Paul Proctor, MBA’13, and Justin Kinner, MBA’11.

Babson’s fifth annual Day of ServiceAs part of Babson’s fifth annual Day of Service, held in five U.S. cities throughout February, alumni and friends volunteered at the Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store in Charlotte, N.C.

20th Black Affinity ConferenceThe 20th Black Affinity Conference was held on campus this February. Attendees included (from left) Sadie Burton-Goss, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Babson; Frederick Opie, professor of history and foodways; Antoine Melay, adjunct lecturer of management; and Tina Opie, assistant professor of management. Tina, Erin Martinovich, and Jeffery Perry ’87 were honored with Black Affinity Achievement Awards.

20th Black Affinity ConferenceThe third annual Babson India Symposium was held in March on the Wellesley campus. Pictured here with President Kerry Healey (left) are prominent Indian actor Anupam Kher (center) and accomplished five-time CEO and entrepreneur Harsha Agadi.