Senior Spotlight: Francisco Cervantes, Baseball

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JACKSON, Miss. – With graduation just one day away, the Jackson State Sports Media department would like to take the time to shine a spotlight on one of its graduating seniors. Today, the spotlight shines on Francisco Cervantes, a baseball player and business management major.

Cervantes journey to Thee I Love began almost three years ago at a baseball showcase in Austin, Texas. There, he caught the eye of JSU baseball recruiter Christopher Crenshaw.   After doing his research and securing funding, the Tijuana, Mexico native decided to enroll in JSU so that he could become a member of a baseball programs with a rich championship history and continue his education at a highly rate school of business.

Upon his arrival, the right-hand pitcher saw little action his first year due to injury but was able to find activities off the field to that kept him going as he recovered. One of those activities was working with JSU Global, the office for international students, as a student worker. There, he acted as an interpreter for the cities Spanish-speaking community, helping them apply for jobs, obtain driver’s license, and assisting where ever he could to ease the language barrier.

After graduation, he has secured a spot in a study abroad program that will send him to South Korea for the summer. When he returns, Cervantes plans on continuing his work in the community as member of Jackson State translation department.

To future Jacksonians, he says that the university offers many opportunities to develop your skills. The College of Business, specifically, works hard to get you internships and gives you the tools to succeed in your future career.

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