Dolan School Taps This Year’s Conlisk Scholar

Dolan School Taps This Year’s Conlisk Scholar

When the economy in Ireland was struggling 26 years ago, a group of concerned Irish Americans led by Fairfield trustee Kevin M. Conlisk ’66 established a scholarship to give opportunity to promising Irish business students. Named in honor of the late Rev. John M. Conlisk, Kevin Conlisk’s brother who served the diocese of Bridgeport, the scholarship was designed to cover full tuition, housing, and medical insurance for a graduate student from Ireland each year.

This year, that promising student is Conor Feeney, a 2016 graduate from University of Limerick, who began pursuing his master’s in business analytics at the Dolan School of Business this semester. After a short time in the United States, Feeney already plans on staying in the U.S. after graduation.

“It’s a great time in my life to do some exploring,” he said, adding, “I’ve always wanted to live in New York City.” However, his plans include visiting home. Recently Feeney headed back to Ireland to take his Black Belt exam in Shotokan karate. Since being at Fairfield, he’s joined the Martial Arts club to practice and share his love of the sport with like-minded students.