Babson100

The story of Babson’s first century, told in 100 different ways.

In 2019, we are celebrating 100 years of Babson. That means recognizing a century of remarkable successes in business and society, in addition to the many entrepreneurs of all kinds who were responsible for those achievements.

We need your help! We are compiling the 100 people, places, and moments from Babson’s first century that collectively tell our story.

Here are some examples of:

People

  • Jesse M. Putney ’56, MBA’59, P’90 ’93, who served for 26 years as Babson’s vice president for finance and gave the hockey team an ice surface to play on for the first time in its history
  • Roger Babson, our renowned founder, financial innovator, political figure, and entrepreneurial leader
  • Marla Capozzi MBA’96, the first woman chair of Babson’s Board of Trustees and global strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company

Moments

  • The 2017 men’s basketball team and their first NCAA® Division III National Championship
  • 1969, when women were first admitted to Babson
  • Late Night Breakfast, our annual tradition where everyone takes a break from December exams to enjoy delicious treats served by faculty and staff

Places

  • The Babson Globe, the 25-ton brainchild of Roger Babson, completed in 1955 and a campus fixture for generations of Babson students
  • Roger’s Pub. Opened in the fall of 1988 and home to countless fond memories, Roger’s Pub moved—and was redesigned with a new Grille Room—to its current location next to Trim Dining Hall
  • 31 Abbott Road in Wellesley, the address of Roger and Grace Babson, and the home of the Babson Institute when it first opened in 1919