Babson Magazine

Fall 2018

News, Notes + Nods


On a beautiful September weekend, Babson alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends came together to reconnect at Back to Babson. The weekend included traditional highlights such as class parties, fun family activities at the Tent, sporting events, and Cocktails with Coaches. Babson proudly celebrated its extraordinary volunteers and held the annual Alumni Entrepreneur Awards ceremony, in which the Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductee and recipients of the Rising Star award were honored. The Babson community saw all the exciting changes on campus, including ongoing work at the Babson Recreation and Athletics Center, the new Centennial Park, which will become the home of the Babson Globe, and the Babson Commons at Horn Library. Bob Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87, ’90, and wife Jan, P’87, ’90, along with their extended family, were on campus as President Kerry Healey honored their generosity and commitment to Babson during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly completed Weissman Foundry. —Jillian Erdos, associate director, advancement communications

Black Affinity Network Family Reunion

As part of the Back to Babson weekend festivities, Lawrence Ward, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, hosted the Babson Black Affinity Network Family Reunion at his home. Outgoing president and founder of the Black Affinity Network, Leticia Stallworth ’99, MBA’13, was honored.

Photo: Justin Knight

Photo: Justin Knight

Babson celebrated its many dedicated volunteers at the Leadership Brunch and presented Volunteer Leadership Awards to several deserving members of the community. Pictured here are (back row, from left) Joseph Weintraub, professor of management; Debra Thompson, P’21; Howard Brown ’88; President Kerry Healey; Dustan Bonnin, MBA’08; Patrick Baird ’11; (front row, from left) trustee emeritus Richard Snyder ’60, H’94, P’93, ’01; Babson Board of Trustees chair Marla Capozzi, MBA’96; senior lecturer Dawna Dewire, P’08, ’13, ’17; Felipe Venegas, MBA’03; and Alexandra Piccirilli ’94, president, Babson Alumni Association.

Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Babson honored Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductee (far left) Richelieu Dennis ’91, trustee. He is founder, CEO, and executive chairman of Sundial Brands, as well as founder and chair of Essence Ventures. Babson also recognized Rising Star award winners Chinmoy Mishra (second from left) and Dhairya Gupta (fourth from left), both MBA’08, co-founders of AllizHealth, and (second from right) Dandan Zhu ’09, founder of Dandan Global. Joining them were President Healey (third from left) and Debi Kleiman (far right), executive director of the Blank Center.

Early-Arrival Reception

In August, Babson welcomed international parents at an early-arrival reception. Enjoying the reception (from left) are Juliana and Carlos Mendes, P’22, along with Mario Mello, P’22, and Graziela Dassoler, P’22.

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