Babson Magazine

Winter 2017

News, Notes + Nods


The Babson community came together this past fall to celebrate a variety of occasions and individuals. At a ceremony in November, the College inducted Sheila Lirio Marcelo of and Stephen Kaufer of TripAdvisor into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs. Established in 1978, the ADE recognizes business visionaries who create economic and social value through the development of free enterprise. Also in November, the Babson community and local officials gathered to commemorate the opening of the new Boston campus at 100 High Street. The 9,000-square-foot space will host graduate-level courses, special programming, and networking events. In October, the President’s Society Reception was held at the InterContinental Boston, honoring the philanthropic leadership and steadfast commitment of Babson’s most generous donors. The Scholarship Luncheon, held in the Webster Center, also took place in October. The event brings together scholarship recipients and the donors who have invested in their future success.—Jeff Stupakevich, manager, advancement communications

Candida Brush, Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Stephen Kaufer, Kerry Healey, and Debi Kleiman

Photo: Joe Nadel

From left, Candida Brush, F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and vice provost of global entrepreneurial leadership; Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder, chairwoman, and CEO of Care .com; Stephen Kaufer, co-founder, president, and CEO of TripAdvisor; Kerry Healey, president; and Debi Kleiman, executive director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs ceremony

Neda Meghnot Litvak, MBA’87, P’20, Carolina Fernandez, P’14, and Ejaz and Femina Ali, P’12

Photo: Paige Brown

From left, Neda Meghnot Litvak, MBA’87, P’20; Carolina Fernandez, P’14; and Ejaz and Femina Ali, P’12, gather at the President’s Society Reception. Carolina and Femina are Babson overseers.

President Kerry Healey cuts the ribbon

Photo: Joe Nadel

President Kerry Healey cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony for the new Babson campus at 100 High Street in downtown Boston.

Robert Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87, ’90

Photo: Paige Brown

Robert Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87, ’90, trustee and founder of the Weissman Scholarship program at Babson, speaks at the Scholarship Luncheon.