Employee profile: Caroline Fain

Submitted by Deirdre Bennett, Assistant Director, Student Affairs Communications on February 28, 2014

I love interacting with the students; they are a joy!

Caroline Fain

Title: Program Assistant, Dean of Students Office

Job Description I answer questions around the code of conduct process, oversee the Stag Explorer Program for first-year students, and the Stag Smart Program for juniors and seniors.

Years at Fairfield: 6

Why did you want to work at Fairfield?

I knew when I drove onto campus for my interview that this was where I was meant to be.

What do you like best about your job?

I love interacting with the students; they are a joy! They don’t always come into our office for the best reasons, but watching them learn from their mistakes and knowing that we only want the best for them gives me such satisfaction. It’s great to see them grow through the years. I also work with incredible people and that helps!

What is it like to be the parent of a student at Fairfield?

It is wonderful to see my son happy on campus. I am so proud and grateful.

What is a memorable moment you’ve experienced at Fairfield?

Before a student hearing, I witnessed a student and his advisor praying together– it really touched me to see how much the advisor cared and took the time to be there for him.

Do you have a hobby?

Gardening and flower design. I have been designing weddings and events for 10 years, ever since my cousin asked me to arrange flowers for her wedding. It developed into a passion; I love it!

If you could ask for any one talent or skill, what would it be?

To play the piano.

What is something you have always wanted to try?

Skydiving.

Is there a sport you love to watch but hate to play?

Football. Go Giants!

If you could be someone famous for a day, who would it be and why?

Martha Stewart, so I could learn as much as I can about gardening.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

My kids.

Favorite place to eat:

Pepe’s Pizza in New Haven.

Favorite vacation spot:

Kauai, Hawaii

Favorite song:

That’s a tough one – all of Bob Marley’s songs.

Favorite movie:

Shawshank Redemption

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