Chris Petty graduated from Bogan High School at the top of his class. With his successes in high school, he wanted to attend college and purse engineering, but the cost of college was going to leave him in debt. A part of OneGoal, Chris was then introduced to Daley College and the Star Scholarship. With a nudge from his OneGoal mentor, Chris decided to complete his general education courses before transferring to a 4-year institution.
While at Daley College, Chris has found himself giving back to his community by being a Star Scholar Ambassador, going back to CPS high schools to share is journey. He also helps new students adjust to college life at Daley College. In addition to being a Star Scholar Ambassador, Chris is an active member of the engineering club and Phi Kappa Theta (PTK), as he loves his involvement on campus.
Currently, Chris is considering Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern and Jackson State University as possible transfer destinations to complete his bachelor’s degree.