Chris Kurker-Stewart ’05, Law ’08 has always had a passion for helping others.
When he was in high school and college, Kurker-Stewart braved flames and maneuvered crash sites as a volunteer firefighter to rescue those in dire straits. More recently, he prepared Quinnipiac students for successful careers as an adjunct professor of legal studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University while working full-time as an attorney.
Kurker-Stewart, who earned a law degree and bachelor’s degrees in legal studies and history, is now an attorney for the State of Connecticut’s Office of Higher Education.
“Quinnipiac taught me how to relate to all kinds of people and experiences,” he said. “Between undergrad and law school, I had many opportunities to involve myself in the world around Quinnipiac in a meaningful, hopeful and helpful way.”
Through eclectic experiences at the university and several internships, Kurker-Stewart was able to build a strong foundation.
Quinnipiac inspired Kurker-Stewart to help students who want to learn and grow.
“I enjoy helping Connecticut’s students,” the Glastonbury native said. “I have worked at law firms representing individuals, sometimes in education-related matters, and here at my job, I have the ability to help students and ensure schools provide quality education on a greater scale.”
Kurker-Stewart enjoys staying involved by teaching legal studies courses at Quinnipiac as well as hosting legal studies interns at his agency.
“Try different things,” Kurker-Stewart said he encourages his students. “Now is the time to shape your future.”
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