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Albert Cyprys Learns Service to Humanity at Fairfield

Albert Cyprys has earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Accounting at Fairfield
University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Founded by the Jesuits in 1942, Fairfield University is both private
and non-profit, dedicated to a variety of research endeavors. Fairfield was a good fit for Cyprys, in line
with his ingrained sense of volunteerism in the community and supporting his Roman Catholic values. A
core sense of social responsibility drives the many green initiatives and social justice activism for which
the university is noted.
Albert Cyprys studied accounting in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, in what Fairfield’s website
describes as its ‘nationally recognized accounting program’. The Reverend James H. Dolan was the
second president of Fairfield in 1944, and during his tenure Fairfield University was chartered by
Connecticut, the College of Arts and Sciences saw its first class begin studies, and the first summer
session began. Charles F. Dolan donated $25 million to the Charles F. Dolan School of Business in 2000,
comprising one of the largest donations from a single source to a business school. This support enabled
Albert Cyprys to receive his accounting education in both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from a
strong and financially confident institution.
Albert Cyprys’ current volunteerism, which manifests itself through help at soup kitchens, senior centers
and more, likely was strongly encouraged during his time at Fairfield University. The institution belongs
to a group of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities which devote their endeavors toward student
development of the entire being, both through faith, self-knowledge, respect, devotion to justice, a
commitment in the service to the poor, and passion for truth, reflection and learning. Fairfield
University is committed to these principles as they were practiced by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a 14th
century military nobleman who experienced a profound transformation to principles of self-denial and
service under Jesus Christ, which then gave rise to the Society of the Jesuits.
Albert Cyprys learned, as a Fairfield student, scholarship, leadership, and a strong social concern for the
good of humanity through taking part in service projects. Cyprys benefited from FU’s array of academic
offerings in 35 undergraduate majors, 38 graduate programs, and high marks in Biology, International
Studies, Art History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Accounting and Finance, and Mechanical Engineering,
as well as fellowships and scholarships for graduates and undergraduates.