Navy dependent Thaddaeus Bacon was awarded a $3,000 Pershing Square Foundation/ThanksUSA scholarship to continue Business Finance studies at Texas A&M University.
With plans to pursue a graduate degree, Thaddaeus has added International Business certification studies that require studies-abroad in at least three foreign countries. “The Pershing Square Foundation/ThanksUSA scholarship has afforded me the opportunity to be successful in this area. I am blessed to have been born into a community that assists military families. Thank you so much for supporting my education.”
A student of Texas A&M's Mays Business School, Thaddaeus traveled to Costa Rica last May and explored the business practices of Latin America. "This country has one of the best economies in the world. I'm a big proponent of sustainability and this program showed me how it works in the business world. It was a great life changing experience for me."
In support of his fellow Aggies, Thaddaeus serves as the Director of Development for the Memorial Student Center’s Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee. He is a member of the Aggie Investment Club, the Association of Latino Professionals for America and participates in the Chinese Student Association. He also volunteers with Project Sunshine, a student organization that provides free programs and services to children with long-term illnesses, disabilities, and special needs.
This summer, Thaddaeus will take classes, volunteer, and work part-time to gain experience in the sustainability area of business.
Upon completion of his education, Thaddaeus had consider a career in the United States Navy but has decided to focus on business sustainability and programs for veterans and their dependents, ultimately establishing a non-profit to teach fiscal responsibility. “I am an advocate for community service and I hope to help children and their families become knowledgeable of fiscal responsibility and the importance of becoming prepared for college and career-ready.”