Numerous campus and global events provided diverse and ample opportunities for community members to cultivate their Babson connections and to celebrate with peers. Alumni volunteers were instrumental in organizing many of the social, cultural, and professional activities held this past fall. Additionally, many alumni graciously hosted peers and Babson visitors for intimate gatherings.—Effie Marthinsen, director of alumni operations
More than 50 undergraduate and graduate students joined trustee Fred Kiang ’70, MBA’75 (back row, third from left), chairman of Sunrise Duty Free in Shanghai, and Gerri Randlett (back row, second from right), managing director of the Alumni and Friends Network, for the fifth annual “Dinner with Fred Kiang,” held on the Wellesley campus. Fred hosts the dinner to help Asian students broaden their networks and learn about the benefits of being Babson alumni.
Junichi Murata, MBA’60, H’92 (left), and Takehiro Okaya, MBA’99, greet each other at the eighth annual Alumni Club of Japan meeting, which was held in October.
In November, Babson held its Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs ceremony. Established in 1978, ADE recognizes business visionaries for their outstanding professional achievements and philanthropic contributions. Attending the event were (from left) Debi Kleiman, executive director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship; this year’s honoree, C. Dean Metropoulos ’67, MBA’68, founder and CEO of Metropoulos & Co.; and Marla Capozzi, MBA’96, chair of the Babson Board of Trustees.
Rick Sorenson, MBA’00 (left), son of the Richard W. Sorenson Center for the Arts namesake, and wife Camilla Sorenson (second from left), attended the fifth annual Babson Miami Art Basel reception held at the New World Symphony Orchestral Academy. Also attending were Roberto Erana ’00, MBA’08 (right), and his wife, Ana Erana (second from right). The evening featured a collectors’ panel, during which Alan Ross, MBA’80, Nancy Nichols, P’11, and Carolina Fernandez, P’14, shared their stories about art and philosophies on collecting.