Kellen Kruglewicz ’25 values relationships—and helps others.
“One of the things I’ve developed over the past couple of years is my passion for volunteering,” says the resident of Atlanta, Georgia.
Kruglewicz is adept at finding meaningful ways to make a difference and grow his relationships with those around him.
For example, Kruglewicz logged countless hours during high school volunteering in his local community as a lacrosse coach for physically challenged kids. He also took initiative and joined an organization that brings mothers and sons together to bond through local philanthropic opportunities.
“As president of our local Young Men’s Service League Sandy Springs Chapter, I saw my friends and I grow as people throughout high school, as well as strengthen our relationships with our moms,” he said.
With an interest in global business management, Kruglewicz appreciates results. “We volunteered over 3,000 hours just last year alone, so it's a great impact that we can have. For example, we built a playground in our local community.”
What does being a Blank Scholar mean to you?
Being an Atlanta native, I've always looked up to Mr. [Arthur] Blank, being from Atlanta. From studying his entrepreneurial successes, to seeing examples of his leadership within his sports organizations, he has always been one of my role models.
Being able to custom fit what the Blank Scholarships means, through trial and error, is something that is unique, and I think will be very valuable in creating a fantastic and diverse cohort and experience for future scholars.
What does leadership mean to you?
Identifying issues, discussing issues with others, and acknowledging their thoughts. Then, delegation—acting upon those ideas—is something that I think is the embodiment of leadership.
If you get the idea and solution in place, and then delegate that solution, you’ll have an opportunity for innovation, and be able to act upon the solution as efficiently and effectively as possible.
What drew you to Babson?
I’m really excited for the interdisciplinary classes, on top of the already unique curriculum with Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME). I’m also very excited because I was looking through the professors’ bios and noticed their real-world experience. Having classes—with those professors—that are so tangible to career experience and relating it to real world events is something that really drew me to Babson.