Chris Del Fattore has made his "mark" on Monmouth University. It started in Spring 2013 when, as part of his senior project, Chris and his team developed "The Mark," a Java application allowing users to comment on PDF documents. The project was so successful that it earned his team the 2013 Dean's Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Research at MU's Student Research Conference.
A short time later, Chris earned his bachelor's degree in computer science and then landed a job at ForeFront, Inc., a fast-growing tech firm in Fair Haven, NJ that specializes in cloud computing-services hosted over the Internet. As a cloud apps developer, he works on cloud solutions, partnering with top technology providers like IBM. And he credits Monmouth for having this fantastic opportunity: "If not for the computer science department at MU, I would have never met ForeFront."
Today, Chris is still involved in computer science at Monmouth. In Fall 2013, he started in the computer science graduate program in pursuit of his master's degree.
2013 Student Research Conference award winner; member of MU track team that won four NEC outdoor championships and two NEC indoor championships
Faculty Member Influence
Dr. Joe Chung was one of my favorite teachers. The classes that he taught were very interesting and covered a wide variety of subjects in computer science. He is very organized and teaches in a way that makes things easy to understand. My favorite class with him was one where we learned four different programming languages. The skills I learned from that class alone led to my summer internship at AT&T Labs and eventually my full-time job at ForeFront.
How Monmouth helped me achieve my goals
Monmouth University helped me achieve my goals by giving me the resources and support to pursue my academic endeavors. The support of faculty members and students is great. The computer science department and Career Services were very helpful while looking for a job; they scheduled companies to come in and give talks to students.
Organizations that helped me as a student
I was a part of cross country and track and field while attending Monmouth. The team won two indoor and four outdoor NEC track and field championships. Being on the team helped to keep me disciplined and organize my time well. I learned to value teamwork and that if each person does his part, the team will be successful.