A former nonprofit director seeks to craft change in a new context. Visiting campus, she identifies The Lewis Institute as a conduit for action. She enrolls as an MBA and immerses herself in social innovation, embracing every opportunity to get herself and others involved. As a president, teacher, and coach, she grows and learns, Developing a vibrant network and a strategy for creating social impact. Graduation led her to GE. She’ll take the lead from there.
The Lewis Institute Changemaker Award
The Lewis Institute Changemaker Award is designed to recognize members of the Babson community who have set something in motion in order to create positive change.
We invite all members of the Babson Community to nominate an individual who exemplifies the idea of creating positive change.
We are looking to honor those willing to take smart, courageous action to create change for good. As such, nominees are not limited to those who have completed an initiative or project; also to be considered are efforts which are underway. This award is for those engaged in change-making behavior.
2015 Changemaker Award Recipients
Congratulations to the recipients of our 2015 Changemaker Awards: Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman of Sundial Brands (Alumni), Vikki Rodgers (Faculty), Yuan Yin (Graduate), Denning Aaris (Staff) and Taelyr Roberts (Undergraduate)
2014 Changemaker Award Recipients
Alumni: Jon Feinman M'10, Founder of InnerCity Weightlifting
Faculty: Mary Pinard
Staff: Melissa Shaak, Director of Student Financial Services
Graduate: Mayank Arora M'14
Undergraduate: Irene Laochaisri '17
2013 Changemaker Award Recipients
Chief Changemaker Award: Len Schlesinger
Faculty: Dean Dennis Hanno
Staff: Kate O'Leary, Human Resources
Graduate: Chet Clem M'13
Undergraduates: Lindsey Tarr '13, Amy Malinowski '13
2012 Changemaker Award Recipients
Faculty: Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg
Staff: Jamie Kendrioski, Director, International Student and Scholar Services
Graduate: Mathew Paisner, M'12, CEO/Co-Founder Altruhelp
Undergraduate: Miguel Vazquez '12
2011 Changemaker Award Recipients
Faculty: Robert Turner
Staff: Katrina Fludd '08, M'10, Manager, Multicultural Programs
Graduate: Rachel Greenberger M'11, Director, Food Sol
Undergraduate: Tazmun Nahar '12