WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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the communitiesof Wellesley and Weston have long been synonymous with wealth, as the senior executives of many large corporations reside in the two towns. However, there is another professional type, namely professorship, that is often overlooked in the images of "Swellesley" and the affluent "W" towns. Sometimes we need to be reminded that our towns are home to four colleges which add an influential "brain trust" to the other more familiar trust that the towns' names evoke. The professors at these colleges are making significant contributions to society in big and small ways, whether they are influencing changes in welfare through public policy or highlighting the ethical misconduct of large, international fishing companies and their direct impact on fishermen. One professor at is creating new efficiencies in medicine by creating courses that train a student to be certified as both a radiogra- pher and nuclear medicine technician, thus reducing the cost of need- ing two people to be present during an MRI or CT scan. Another professor is helping small businesses across the nation achieve growth. Most noteworthy for residents, many of these professors are creat- ing programs that impact the community. A Babson professor has created a specialized coaching program that taps into the local resi- 79 fall 2012 | WellesleyWeston Magazine COURTESY OF REGIS COLLEGE (TOP LEFT), RICHARD HOWA RD (BO T TOM LEFT AND TOP RIGHT), COURTESY OF BABSON COLLEGE (BOT TOM RIGHT)

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