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  • Tim Waterman: The Proud Veteran

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    The former United States Marine is currently a graduate student in the MSTM program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tim grew up in Poplar Grove, IL where his older brother and two younger sisters still live, as well as the majority of my family. He attended seven different schools (high school-college), lived in 5 states (IL, WI, TX, CA, NC) and had several employers, including an internship with an apparel company called Oscar Mike.

    Tim strives to better himself everyday through education, employment, fitness, social life, and travel experiences. Since 8th grade, he dreamed of being a marine and once he accomplished that goal, fulfilling his active duty service at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, CA, he realized there was much more he wanted to accomplish in his life. He used his military service as a stepping-stone, providing him the leadership and discipline to achieve much more. 


    Tim worked a full-time job as a route manager for a commercial window cleaning company while simultaneously attending a two-year college full-time and continuing service as a reservist in Chicago, IL and Madison, WI. Upon completing his associates degree and military service he earned his B.S. in communication from the University of Illinois.

    “I am proud to say that I believe I will be well equipped with the experience and education needed to succeed upon completion of the MSTM program. I am very open-minded to the path I will choose in search of a career at this time and am certain that entrepreneurship will be on one of my next long-term goal to accomplish..."

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