Author Timmerman speaks at Butler's Academic Day

Kelsey Timmerman signs a book for a student after his speech at Butler.
Kelsey Timmerman signs a book for a student after his speech at Butler. | Contributed photo
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 the world.

“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 said  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 been priceless.”

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