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AFIS selects George Freibert as 2001 distinguished alum

George Freibert

EKU's Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems is pleased to announce that Mr. George Freibert has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2001.

Mr. Freibert was honored during a presentation on Friday, March 23, 2001, at the annual College of Business and Technology Professional Skills Conference senior recognition luncheon.

The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.

George Freibert received his degree in accounting from Eastern in 1966, but he was exposed to the banking industry through his mother, who worked for the Bank of Pewee Valley. Following a stint with the Army, Mr. Freibert joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) division of bank supervision in 1969.

During his nine years with FDIC, he earned a graduate degree in banking from the University of Wisconsin and gained a practical education in the rescuing of troubled banks. In 1978 he left FDIC and established Professional Bank Services (PBS), providing in-bank training services to help prepare banks for examinations. But PBS evolved into much more than that, providing management, corporate, educational, security, financial and marketing services and selling financial forms to institutions from North Dakota to Florida. Under his leadership, PBS was named as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America by INC. magazine.

Mr. Freibert was inducted into the EKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1986. [Deceased 3/16/2003]

The college also honored distinguished seniors for the year as selected by their respective departments within the College of Business and Technology. In addition, recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2000-01 academic year were recognized. Students were honored for outstanding achievement and more than 40 area employers were on hand to engage in networking activities with college graduating seniors.

Published on March 23, 2001

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