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beplay官网体育Babson MBA Students Named Two of the World's ‘Best & Brightest' by Poets & Quants

beplay官网体育Babson beplay官网地址graduate studentsJohn KlugeMBA'17 andRoss ChesnickMBA'17 have beenrecognizedby Poets & Quants as two of the world's "most accomplished,inventive,and selfless full-time MBAs."

Poets & Quants has published its third annualBest & Brightest MBAsfeature,showcasing the top 100 MBA students worldwide from the Class of 2017.

Jeff Schmitt of Poets & Quants shared,"beplay官网体育Babson College's John Kluge and Ross Chesnick [were founding members of] the Usurpers,an ‘underground support group for social entrepreneurs,recovering nonprofit leaders,and wine appreciators.' Their mission: Turn social value creation into the cornerstone of beplay官网体育Babson's mission…Now,social impact has emerged as the driving force behind both the [institution's] pedagogy and long-term strategic planning.Even more,the school has added new courses,tracks,‘inventureship' scholarships,and even a graduation award honoring a student who best personifies a commitment to social impact."

Both Kluge and Chesnick recognized Executive Director of beplay官网体育Babson's Lewis Institute,Cheryl Kiser,for being one of their biggest advocates and mentors—someone who showed them "how important it is for companies to lead and manage authentically," and a leader who grounded their thoughts and guided them towards opportunity.

"I feel lucky to have studied at an institution that sees its students not as customers,but as partners who can help co-create its future," said Kluge.

"If you're interested in startups,entrepreneurship,and change-making,apply to beplay官网体育Babson," advised Chesnick.

John KlugeJohn Kluge MBA'17

John Kluge is now Co-Founder and Managing Partner ofAlight Fund—an investment platform for refugee,displaced,and host country entrepreneurs,where he will be working beplay官网体育post-graduation with his wife and Co-Founder,Dr.Christine Mahoney.

As a student at beplay官网体育Babson'sF.W.Olin beplay官网地址Graduate School of Business,Kluge was a founding member of the Usurpers collective,was a recipient of theLewis Institute for Social Innovation Changemaker Award,and served as aHult Prize Campus Director.

When asked why he chose beplay官网体育Babson,Kluge said,"I wanted to study at a business school that lived and breathed entrepreneurship…beplay官网体育Babson was a place that truly understood that business and social impact are inextricably intertwined,that entrepreneurial leaders can take many forms,and that change-making requires systems thinking."

Before coming to beplay官网体育Babson,Kluge was the Co-Founder and Chief Disruption Officer for Toilet Hackers,a social enterprise using innovation,advocacy,and public-private partnerships to improve access to sanitation worldwide.He is also the co-author ofCharity and Philanthropy for Dummies,and previously founded a program onYouth Protection and Digital Citizenshipat the EastWest Institute,an international global security organization.

Ross ChesnickRoss Chesnick MBA'17

Ross Chesnick will be working at Aquadat as Director of Growth and Strategic Partnerships following his graduation from beplay官网体育Babson this May.

While at beplay官网体育Babson,Chesnick was Co-President of the beplay官网地址GraduateNet Impact Club,served as a Hult Prize Campus Director,and a beplay官网地址Graduate Assistant for the Lewis Institute andFood Sol—the college's action tank for foodEntrepreneurship of All Kinds®.He was also a founding member of Usurpers alongside John Kluge and other beplay官网体育Babson students from the Class of 2017,including Tyne Thiele,Amanda Roosevelt,Joseph McHugh,Maureen O'Brien,Andrew Franks,and Evadne Cokeh.Chesnick was a recipient of the school's Creative Design Award,设计Sprint的挑战,and anF.W.Olin MBA Scholarship.

In response to,"Why beplay官网体育Babson?"—Chesnick said,"After talking to Cheryl Kiser…I was finally able to formulate what I was looking for: a beplay官网地址graduate program that focused on creating positive social change…Naturally,with its reputation for incubating and teaching entrepreneurship and its resource rich environment for social innovators,I rolled the dice and applied to one beplay官网地址graduate program,the F.W.Olin beplay官网地址Graduate School of Bubeplay官网体育siness at Babson College."

Prior to joining beplay官网体育Babson,Chesnick was the Assistant Director of Operations at uAspire—a nonprofit organization that helps students find an affordable path to and through a college degree.