Student Profile: Kevely DuMay
Mr. Kevely DuMay is an accounting junior from Lexington, Ky. Graduating in Spring 2018 with bachelor's in public accounting and a minor in history, Mr. DuMay has already had quite the impact in his program and on Eastern Kentucky University!
Kevely began his education in the country of Haiti. The international perspective he brings to EKU was recently recognized when he was named a 2016 International Laureate.
Kevely began his journey in higher education at BCTC; it is there, he explains, that he better learned English, was placed on the Dean’s List, and was inducted into the Phi Thea Kappa Honor Society. “Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a two-year school. After graduating there in the spring of 2016, I wanted to keep going and earn my Bachelor’s degree. I visited many institutions and EKU stood out the most to me so I decided to come here. The fact that my professors are so welcoming and genuinely want to see me succeed is great, the students are nice, and the classes are small. I am just loving my experience here at EKU!”
Kevely decided to pursue a degree in accounting in EKU's School of Business. “Having an accounting degree opens so many doors. Whether it’s working for the government, becoming a CPA, working in management, or even starting a business--you just can never go wrong with an accounting degree. My ultimate goal is to become a corporate lawyer so majoring in accounting will equip me with some of the tools I need to succeed in the corporate world.”
Indeed, the accounting program is already helping to open doors for Kevely. He attended the Institute of Management Accountants Conference in Detroit, Mich., last semester along with some of his classmates, an experience he describes as life changing. “EKU helps me in the sense that it emphasizes education and learning both in and outside of the classrooms. EKU made it possible for me to attend the conference and network with successful business leaders. It taught me a lot about the business world and how to be successful in life in general.”
Kevely stays busy outside of the classroom, as well. He has served as a legislative intern for Senator Reginald Thomas in Frankfort. On campus, Kevely is very involved in the Greek life. In the School of Business, he is a member of the EKU Accounting Society as well as the CBT Chamber Colonels. “I like to keep up with current events, and politics… as well as the latest soccer scores!”
There is little doubt that Kevely DuMay will achieve his academic and professional goals. For more information on the EKU accounting program, visit www.accounting.eku.edu.
Published on February 08, 2017