Tim has stretched himself at Mason by choosing challenging courses, working with faculty on research projects and journal editing, and interning in the Office of the Inspector General.
Regarding his academic abilities, one professor writes, “[Tim] prepared a sophisticated simulated memo for Sen. Warner on the debt ceiling issue—months before … [it] blew up in Congress. His memo nailed the substance, the process, and the political implications for a Democratic Senator….It is one that I will use as a model for future classes.”
His professors speak glowingly of his leadership, collaborative style, and commitment to service.
Beyond the classroom, Tim served as president of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society. He was responsible for their drives for canned food and clothing for homeless shelters in Fairfax.
He was elected president of Mason’s chapter of Christians on Campus and used his formidable leadership skills to strengthen and expand that organization. “I am proud to say that we now have six small groups supported by forty-five students and six families that … [volunteer weekly] at organizations such as Food for Others and the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.”
His first year Tim received a Freshman Academic Achievement Scholarship. In recognition of his many accomplishments at Mason, Tim was awarded a Dean’s Challenge Scholarship for 2012-2013.