Jaime A. Jaquez
School: Westfield State University
Degree: Criminal justice
Jaime Jaquez graduated from Westfield State last December at the age of 20. It took him just two years to earn his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, graduating with a GPA of 3.97. He did so while working 40 hours a week, volunteering as a Springfield Police cadet and supporting a family. He was a recipient of the President’s Award of Excellence for his efforts.
Jaime worked as a math tutor in the Urban Education Program. He was a member of the Westfield State University Honor Program, Criminal Justice Club, and treasurer of the Latino Association for Empowerment (LAFE). Jaime will pursue a graduate degree in Criminal Justice at Westfield State in the fall.