Page Content 1Babson in the 21st Century 2000 The first class to go through the new undergraduate curriculum, featuring the Intermediate Management Core (IMC I, II, and III), graduates. The Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investment Management is dedicated on March 9th. The ADE inducts Pleasant T. Rowland, George N. Hatsopoulos, Robert Annunziata, and Patricia Gallup into the Academy. The Asia Institute at Babson is launched in July. Edward Hirsch is the Thompson Visiting Poet for 2000 (February 9th.) Jerry Kanter, Director of the Center for Information Management Studies, is this year's Carpenter Prize winner. The Fourth and final Babson Journal is published. The Babson Players perform Little Shop of Horrors in the spring and Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect in the fall. 2001 Babson Intel MBA Program is launched in May. On June 30th Leo I. Higdon ends his term as President of Babson College. July 1st, Brian Miller Barefoot, Babson Class of 1966, becomes the 11th President of Babson College. C. K. Williams is this year's Thompson Visiting Poet (February 14th.) Rick Echlov, Director of Summer Programs, is this year's winner of the Carpenter Prize. The Center for Women's Leadership is founded. The "Miss Babson" and "Mr. Babson" contest begins. The 2001 Class of the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs consists of Robert Davis (MBA 1985), Kay Koplovitz, and Robert Rosenberg. Babson Players produce Damn Yankees and Drop Dead. 2002 Kelly A. Peterson, MBA Class of 2003, becomes the first woman President of the Graduate Student Association. Brian M. Barefoot is inaugurated the 11th President of Babson College on September 20th. Steven B. Dodge and Leonard Riggio are inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs. Alicia Suskin Ostriker is the Thompson Visiting Poet (February 12th.) Librarian Frances Nilsson is the 2002 recipient of the Carpenter Prize. Babson Players perform How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Bottoms Up. Babson College is awarded the 2002 Hesburgh Award from TIAA-CREEF for its "Reinvention of Undergraduate Education." 2003 Information Technology Management is created as a new academic division. David Ferry is the Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet for 2003. Donna Stoddard (Information Technology Management) receives Babson's first National Science Foundation grant. The Reynolds Campus Center Coffee Bar is named for "Woody" Lapen on April 28th. MBA Alumni Academy of Achievement is launched in May. Babson Players present Pippin in April. In separate ceremonies Ben Cohen and Michael R. Bloomberg are inducted into the ADE. The first Babson Literary Magazine titled Unfiltered... is published. The Institute for Family Enterprising is launched in September. The Lone Star Love Potion is the fall play by the Babson Players. William C. Lawler, Babson Leadership Professor, is this year's winner of the Carpenter Prize. The Fast Track MBA program begins. The second issue of the Babson Literary Magazine titled The Morning After... is published. A new "bird's eye" campus map in unveiled. The work was done by award winning illustrator Laszlo Kubinyi. The Writing Center is twenty-five years old this fall. The Speech Resource Center is fifteen years old this fall. 2004 The Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet is Ellen Bryant Voigt who read on February 11. The 58th Founder's Day is celebrated on April 23rd. The 25th Anniversary of the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs is featured with the premier of Lemonade Stories. Babson Players perform Li'l Abner for the spring show. The fall show was But Why Bump Off Barnaby? Babson holds the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Celebration on March 1st. On April 17 Liz Kebbe, career counselor at Babson from 1947 until September 1973, died at the age of 96. Babson held its 82nd commencement on May 15th. The Babson Literary Magazine published its Spring issue called Cock-a-doodle Blue. William D. Bygrave, Frederick C. Hamilton Professor for Free Enterprise Studies, is this year's Carpenter Prize recipient. Babson College becomes the first business school to become a member of the Posse Foundation. The Babson Student Federal Credit Union is 20 years old on October 21st. On October 23rd the Board of Trustees vote to start a Ph.D. program in Entrepreneurship. The Babson Toolachs (the Babson spelling bee team) wins! 2005 Paul Muldoon is this year's Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet. He read on February 16. The Babson Players present Guys & Dolls in the spring and Whose Wives are they Anyway? in the fall. Babson College celebrates its 83rd Spring Commencement on May 21st. Julian Simcock, Babson Class of 2005, becomes Babson's first ever Fulbright Scholar. Julian will be doing his research in South Africa. ...Why Not? is the spring 2005 edition of the Babson Literary Magazine. Beginning with the Spring issue the Babson Alumni Magazine is now called Babson Magazine. In July the Information Management Technology division was reorganized and renamed Technology, Operations and Information Management (TOIM). ITSD announced the first Babson Portal in August. Suggestions... Seductions is fall 2005 issue of the Babson Literary Magazine. The 2005 Carpenter Prize was awarded to Melissa Shaak, Associate Dean and Director of Student Financial Services. 2006 Marjorie Agosin will be this year's Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet and read from her work on February 14. On Founder's Day Robert K. Kraft and Earvin "Magic" Johnson were inducted into the ADE. There was no Carpenter Prize this year. Christian Dambolena, Babson Class of 2002, Babson's second Fulbright Scholar studying in Argentina. Patricia G. Greene became the Provost at Babson College on July 1st. Of This I'm Sure and Green Lines were the two editions of the Babson Literary Magazine for 2006. The Babson Players produced Big: The Musical and RUMORS in 2006. 2007 Glyn Maxwell was the Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet this year. This year's Carpenter Prize recipient is Kathleen Kelly, Professor of English. This year the Forbes family and Molson family were inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs. Ariah Reilly, Babson Class of 2007, will be teaching English in South Korea as Babson's 3rd Fulbright Scholar. The Babson Players produced Sweet Charity and Noises Off! The Babson Literary Magazine produced two editions this year, one in the spring and the other in the fall. 2008 In January it was announced that on July 1st Leonard Schlesinger will become the 12th President of Babson College. Natasha Trethewey was this year's Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet. On April 9th Ernesto Bertarelli (BS 1989), Lee Man Tat, and Sunil Bharti Mittal were inducted in the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs. The Babson Players perform Beauty and the Beast. Allan Cohen, Edward A. Madden Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership, is this year's recipient of the Carpenter Prize. The Babson Free Press published a special Commencement issue. The entire first Posse class graduates. The inaugural class of Weissman Scholars enters in the fall. The 30th anniversary of the Writing Center and the 20th anniversary of the Speech Resource Center are celebrated. The Lewis Center is founded with a gift from Alan E. Lewis and Harriet R. Lewis for the purposes of expanding the College's social entrepreneurship programs. AACSB notes other member programs expanding their interests in social entrepreneurship. The Babson Players present You Can't Take It With You for their fall show. Leonard A. Schlesinger is inaugurated the 12th President of Babson College on October 17th. In November Babson College is accredited by EQUIS. Only three colleges in the United States have been accredited by them and only Babson earned a five year accreditation. 2009 Tom Sleigh is this year's Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet reading on February 11. The College closed from 5 p.m. March 28 until 5 a.m. April 1 due to an outbreak of norovirus. The Babson Player's spring production is Bat Boy: The Musical. Babson College announces participation in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. A Babson first? Summer theatre by a Babson student group. The Babson Players present A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shahid Ansari, Dean of Faculty, Professor of Behavioral and Managerial Accounting was named Provost on May 26. Babson, Olin, and Wellesley Colleges launched a collaborative agreement to build on their geographic proximity and complementary curricula. The Babson Players' fall production is The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. More than 90 new venture ideas are presented by alumni and students at the 10th Annual Rocket Pitch. 2010 Claudia Rankine is this year's Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet. Supported by the Student Government Association, Dining Advisory Board, and Babson Green Tower, Trim Dining Hall goes green by eliminating the use of trays. The Babson Players' spring production is The Wedding Singer. Henri A Termeer, Chairman and CEO of Genzyme Corporation is inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs. The Latin Entrepreneurship Forum hosts former Mexican president Vicente Fox to discuss entrepreneurial opportunities in that region. Professor Jean-Pierre Jeannet is the winner of this year's Walter H. Carpenter Prize for Exceptional Contributions to the College. Director, producer, writer, and actor Spike Lee comes to the College to discuss diversity and inclusion, the keys to success in business.