Undergraduate Student Profile: Christopher Kelly ’11

Submitted by Meredith Guinness, Assistant Director, Media Relations on June 15, 2011

I was raised by a single parent and money was a reality when I was applying to school. I work very hard because of what I’ve been given.

Christopher Kelly ’11

Hometown: Brewster, NY

Program: Accounting

Extracurricular: LEAD, Varsity Pep Band, Club Soccer

Honors: John G. Petti II Scholarship

Christopher Kelly ’11 laughed at the suggestion he could just coast through his final year of college since he’s already snagged a dream first job with KPMG, a Big Four accounting firm based in Stamford, Conn.

“No, I don’t think so,” said the accounting major, who interned with the firm last summer. “But it is great to know it’s there when I graduate. It’s a relief.”

And it’s not much of a surprise. Kelly has spent all four years at Fairfield working towards this goal, making the Dean’s List every semester of his education. This year, his dedication and perseverance has been recognized with a John G. Petti III Scholarship in the amount of $18,500. Established as a reunion gift in 1997 by John Petti ’83, it is given out each year to one or more students with financial need in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business. More >

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