Freddy Alberto Jimenez

2016 Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Freddy Jimenez is a third year business economics major with a minor in accounting. He finds motivation through his parents who have sacrificed everything they could so that he could receive a quality education. Seeing education as the key to breaking the poverty cycle, Freddy holds himself a high standard of academic excellence. Beyond academics, he is heavily involved with several non-profits on campus, believing in the notion of paying it forward. In his spare time, Freddy enjoys working out and going to sporting events.

Future Plans: Coming off a START internship this past summer, Freddy will be interning at PwC again, working with financial service firms under the assurance practice. Upon graduation, Freddy hopes to become a core assurance associate at PwC while obtaining his CPA certification. Freddy eventually plans on obtaining an MBA degree and eventually becoming a CFO.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am extremely honored and humbled to be selected as the Jeffrey W. Baus ‘59 Scholarship recipient. Money is extremely tight at the moment, especially with my parents working their way towards citizenship, and this scholarship came in at the perfect time. Not only does this scholarship reduce my financial stress, but also decreases my work hours and improves other quality of life aspects that equate to an overall better academic experience. The plight of the under represented and financial limited scholar often goes unnoticed, but I am grateful that through Mr. Baus’ generosity and understanding my goals are now more achievable.