Nick Ferritto Named Fall 2018 PNC Student Achiever
For Nick Ferritto, Kent State University was the only choice for college.
Nestled in the small town of Kent, Ohio, Kent State had the look and feel of a traditional college campus in a town that is centered around the university. Pair that with the students and the programs and it all made him feel at home. Ferritto felt Kent was where he was meant to be.
Ferritto’s instinct was right. As a junior majoring in accounting, he was recently named a PNC Student Achiever, in which PNC Bank awards two students each semester for outstanding work in the classroom and the community.
With a 4.0 GPA and extensive community service, Ferritto stands out among his classmates. As a member of the Beta Alpha Psi honor society for accounting, finance and information systems students, he is able to continue the public service efforts he began in high school. For example, he is active in the local food bank, Relay for Life to raise money for cancer research, and cleaning up the city.
Ferritto will earn his bachelor’s degree in accounting in August, 2019 but he will immediately begin working on a master’s degree that will prepare him to take the exam to become a certified public accountant. Professionally he said he wants to go into public accounting or perhaps work for a bank; he’s still figuring that out.
“I’m honored to be named a PNC Student Achiever. Many of my classmates are high achievers, so to be selected among them felt pretty good,” he said. “I wouldn’t havev been able to achieve everything that I have achieved without the opportunities that Kent State has given me.”