Kristi Lee Messana

  • Major: Bachelor of Science in Business

    Why Did You Choose Your Major: "Before I was accepted to Dean, I never saw college in my future. I was not a great student and I thought that the only career I could achieve would be in hair dressing. My mother was not leaving me that option and told me if I wanted to become a stylist I had to get my business degree so I could eventually open my own salon. I listened, and now that I spent four years in the business program I see so many more opportunities for myself in the near future."

    Dream Job: "My dream job would have to be becoming an event planner. I believe that my interpersonal skills and creativity would truly succeed in this career. It is something that I would look forward to doing every day of my life."

    Why Dean? "When I visited Dean with my mother for a tour of the campus I truly loved everything I saw. The person who gave us the tour told us his story of how he received a new beginning at Dean and was transferring to a great school in the fall. I wanted to be able to have a fresh start so that I could prove to myself and my family that I was capable of being successful. Dean was the only place I believed I would be able to achieve that goal."

    Favorite Campus Memory: "One of the best memories I have at Dean College was during my sophomore year. We were all decorating the doors of our rooms and our suite in Woodward Hall. All my suitemates and I worked together to make everything look great. Then most of us dressed up like little kids, and three of our friends dressed up as Mrs. Claus, Santa and an elf. Our friend that dressed as Mrs. Claus read us a Christmas story. It is one of the times we all really came together and I realized the people I have gained in my life. I will never forget that night."

    Memorable Quote: "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

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