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Director of Bands at Douglas High School
UW degree: Bachelor’s in music education (2015)
Tim is a Wyoming Army National Guard member and a member of the local Masonic lodge.
How did your experience at UW prepare you for your career and role in your community?
“The University of Wyoming prepared me for my current role in education and the military by giving me a diverse skill set and a well-rounded life experience. The content UW provides is second to none. While I had plenty to learn once I graduated, I felt as though I was an expert in my field and had the content skills to navigate my profession. In addition to the tangible content knowledge, UW provides an atmosphere where I grew as an all-around individual. I learned skills such as time management, critical thinking, cultural understanding and even self-motivation. These skills are to this day what make me successful in teaching music and my position in the U.S. Army. Once leaving UW, I had grown exponentially and felt ready to pursue a career that I was passionate about.”
Why should Wyoming students attend their state’s university?
“Students should attend the University of Wyoming because it is an incredible world-class education at an affordable price. UW made it possible for me to earn my degree. Upon graduating, I found that UW's reputation throughout the country and beyond is one of prestige. UW will challenge you, and give you real-world experience and skills to achieve your dreams. All this while living in a safe and culturally rich small town.”
What does it mean to you to be a UW Cowboy?
“Being a Wyoming Cowboy to me means to head into the unknown and conquer your destiny. This was true for the cowboys of old, who charged fearlessly into a harsh and unforgiving land to seek their destiny. To me, being a Cowboy means having the integrity and good character to conquer your fears and blaze your own trail.”
Tim painter WAS A featured speaker at THE EVENT ON OCTOBER 27TH, 2020
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