BALTIMORE—Visitors to Womble Bond Dickinson’s Baltimore office may recognize receptionist Carley Keer as their first point of contact. What they may not know is that Keer also is a graduate student in Stevenson University’s Forensic Studies Program and the 2017 recipient of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Scholarship.

ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and the premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, and the organization’s Maryland chapter has a close, long-standing relationship with Stevenson University. Maryland Chapter president Alan Small awarded Keer the organization’s annual scholarship at the group’s November meeting.

Keer spoke to Stevenson University Online about her studies, her work at Womble Bond Dickinson and her future plans to attend law school. She is on track to graduate with a master’s degree in forensic studies in May.

“This scholarship means so much to me beyond the reward itself. The ACFE is such an inspirational association for students such as myself and for young professionals joining the field,” she said. “I am very honored to have been chosen from a pool of such intelligent students that I have worked alongside for the last two years and will be thankful for years to come.”

Carley Keer Scholarship