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Philip Koos '92

"From day one, I knew I had found a place that would provide me with growth and opportunities for my career and friends that would last a lifetime."

Philip Koos was interested in accounting long before he attended college. After looking at various schools, he decided that York College was the best option because it offered such a quality education to its students. YCP prepared Koos for his future career by providing him with numerous opportunities to grow both academically and as an individual. He especially enjoyed courses taught by Hamid Azad, Ph.D., Sardari Khanna, Ph.D., and Frederick Leinheiser, C.P.A., because they brought fresh and unique perspectives to the classroom. While he initially struggled to balance his course load with work and internships, Koos eventually found his bearings, allowing him to gain acceptance into the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and to eventually graduate Summa Cum Laude and at the top of his accounting class.

Thanks to the strong academic foundation laid by the College, Koos received a scholarship to attend The American University to obtain his MBA. That experience further prepared Koos for his current position as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their Advisory Forensics Practice. His job entails assisting individuals with government contracts. He supports, advises, and helps entities that do business with the U.S. Government, state and local governments, and foreign governments. Through his job at PwC, Koos participates with PwC's various corporate community initiatives.

Additionally, Koos and his team volunteer in his clients' local markets at various entities such as the Ronald McDonald House, food banks, and client charitable organizations. In 2016, Koos and his wife Tricia '93 made a philanthropic commitment to York College that established an endowed scholarship in memory of their son Colin M. Koos. The fund will provide lasting support to students with financial need in the Accounting program in the Graham School of Business.

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