Learning From Leaders

An important part of the Babson Center mission is to provide a continuing conversation about important issues in all facets of global commerce. The Babson Center’s ongoing programs, the Graham Executive-in-Residence, Humphreys Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and the Bryan Viewpoints Speaker Series give Sewanee students with career interests in management, international business, and finance regular opportunities to hear firsthand from global business leaders whose experience, knowledge, and skills have carried them to the top of their fields.

Bryan Viewpoints Speaker Series

The Bryan Viewpoints Speaker Series provides Sewanee students regular opportunities to hear leaders discuss timely and important ideas in business, public policy, economic theory, and business ethics. In Sewanee, our guests give a campus presentation, meet with students to discuss career issues, and teach classes. The series is funded by a major gift from Peggy and J.F. Bryan IV, C’ 65 of Jacksonville, FL.

Graham Executive-in-Residence

The Graham Executive-in-Residence brings distinguished business leaders to the Sewanee campus where they offer insight into business leadership issues and have one-on-one career meetings with students. Many of these business leaders also offer Sewanee students access to potential job and internship opportunities. While on campus, the executives teach classes, advise students on career paths and deliver a public lecture. The Graham Executive-in-Residence program was established by Diane and Henry H. Graham Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida.

Humphreys Entrepreneur-in-Residence

The Humphreys Entrepreneur-in-Residence speakers focus on the topics of entrepreneurship and business leadership. Many Sewanee students have shown strong interest in entrepreneurship and the series invites executives to Sewanee to meet informally with students, visit classes, and deliver a public lecture. This program is endowed by Debra and David Humphreys, C '79 of Joplin, Mo.