Babson Center for Global Commerce

A Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program

David Beecken, C’68

Managing director of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Co.

David Beecken, C’68

David Beecken, C’68, is the managing director of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Co., Chicago investment firm. Generous support by Mr. Beecken and his wife, Kitty, funds the Beecken Bridge Scholarships for Sewanee students and new graduates to attend intensive summer programs that provide introduction to business principles and procedures for liberal arts students at major graduate schools of business programs.

  • Created scholarship program for business education
  • Business leader
  • Former Board of Regents chair


Joel Smith III

His generous gift supports the Smith Internships and Career Days. Mr. Smith's career combines success in business and education.

Johann “Chip” Manning

Chip Manning became director of the Babson Center after a successful career in business and law.

Henry H. (Tip) Graham, Jr.

Tip Graham and his wife Diane endowed the Babson Center's Executives In Residence program to demonstrate their commitment to encouraging ethical business leadership.

David and Debra Humphreys

A family deeply involved in education

Yasmeen Mohiuddin

Professor Mohiuddin is interested in gender issues relating to the economic status of women in the U.S. and the Third World.

Peggy and J.F. Bryan IV

Peggy and J.F. Bryan IV endowed the Bryan Viewpoints Speakers Series.

Nicholas Babson

Nick Babson, a 1968 graduate of the College and past Chairman of the Board of Regents and was the founding director of the Center.