Lawrence J. Dunn, III of Southington at the top of his clas


Lawrence J. Dunn, III of Southington, Conn., capped a stellar academic career at Fairfield University on May 21 when he received the Bellarmine Medal for the highest four-year academic average from Rev. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., university president at commencement ceremonies. Larry has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the United Kingdom and will be spending the next academic year doing independent research at the International Accounting Standards Committee and studying towards a master's degree in finance at City University in London.

The Fulbright Grant is the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the U.S. Government. The grant funds students to go abroad for one year after graduation to engage in independent research, study, and work. A primary goal of this scholarship is to increase mutual understanding between peoples of the United States and other countries.

Larry, who interned with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, was selected as a McGowan Scholar for his senior year, receiving a full-tuition scholarship, underwritten by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. The Fund honors the memory of the late William G. McGowan, founder and chairman of MCI Communications Corporation, and selects scholars from only 23 colleges and universities.

A double major in accounting and information systems in the School of Business with a minor in mathematics, Larry spent a week in intensive study in Limerick, Ireland, after his sophomore year, followed by an independent study on the Euro and its effects on the European information system.

Active in Campus Ministry, he has been a Mission Volunteer in Duran, Ecuador and Morehead, Ky., a religious education instructor at Holy Family Church in Fairfield, and the coordinator of lectors. He was a member of the Fairfield University Glee Club and a featured soloist.

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Posted on May 11, 2000

Vol. 32, No. 243