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Riggs Hailed for Working Weekend

Adam Riggs

Digital entrepreneur Adam Riggs ’95 was honored with the Babson Society Outstanding Volunteer Award in September for his leadership in establishing Working Weekend, an annual conference that connects Reed students to alumni with similar career interests.

Alice Harra, Director of the Center for Life Beyond Reed, presented Adam with the award, hailing Working Weekend as an inspiring event that helps Reed students connect with alumni mentors and explore career fields and paths. The success of the program was echoed by student testimonials and has proven so popular that it has now been split up into a series of focused events such as Mindstorm, TechFayre, and the Winter Shadows.

The presentation took place at Reed’s annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner, which honors alumni volunteers who, through their generous contributions, help advance Reed and support student success.The Babson award was established in honor of the legendary trustee Jean McCall Babson ’42 and recognizes outstanding volunteer efforts by Reed alumni.