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Babson in the Community 2013

From the President

Babson President Kerry Healey

Babson President Kerry Healey

As Babson’s new president, and a new Wellesley resident, I want to first thank the people of Wellesley and Needham for providing me with a warm, receptive, and supportive welcome to the wonderful towns we have the privilege to live and work in together.

My expectation is that Babson will continue to be both a good neighbor and reliable partner as we strive to further enhance the already strong bonds we’ve forged over many decades. The support we receive from the citizens of Wellesley and Needham is a key component in Babson’s success. We all benefit from having a strong, dynamic Babson as part of the fabric of our local communities, and look forward to our best days which I believe, like you, lie ahead.

Babson is a place that not only seeks out, but celebrates, positive change. Every day, members of the Babson community take action to advance the world’s greatest force for economic opportunity and social improvement—entrepreneurship. In the online version of this year’s report, we’ve created a special section that highlights local entrepreneurs who are making a positive impact on our communities and economy. They are wonderful examples of the diversity, creativity, and originality that Babson College is proud to inspire.

An addition to campus that I’m sure will earn rave reviews is the arrival of the world renowned Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, now in permanent residence at Babson. I’m sure many of you have traveled to Boston Common in the summer to take in a performance, and we’re excited to bring that great experience right to your front door. I am extending you a personal invitation to see the CSC live and up close on campus during the coming year.

In the pages to follow, you’ll see the positive impact Babson made in our community during the 2012–2013 fiscal year. I urge you to continue to visit our campus, attend cultural and athletic events, and join us in the years ahead as we identify new and exciting ways to engage with the communities of Wellesley and Needham.

Kerry Murphy Healey

Kerry Murphy Healey
President, Babson College