Author Kelsey Timmerman spoke at Butler University’s Academic Day on Aug. 22, telling students that they “should do volunteer work, study abroad, and incorporate one thing a day into their lives that provides someone else with genuine opportunity.”
Timmerman is the author of Where Am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, a
book that is given to first-year students at Butler. He told students it is a privilege to receive a college education and they
should put what they learn into use so that they can have a positive impact on
“To be able to go to a college like this to get an
education—the fact that they’re here, they’ve already won the global lottery,” Timmerman
in an interview. “Ninety-three percent of the people in the world
don’t get a college degree. The kind of education they’re going to get and the
responsibility that comes with that education is the point I like to underline.
With that great opportunity comes great responsibility.”
Timmerman said his education and experiences gave him
perspective, telling the students, “The curiosity my education inspired in me has
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