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Undergraduate Admissions

Timothy Thurston

Timothy Thurston

Title: Regional Recruiter
Responsibilities: Regional admissions recruiting.
High school: Washington and Lee High School
College: Old Dominion University

About Undergraduate Admissions

What brought you to VCU?

I am originally from Virginia although I reside in New York City now. Therefore, I was very aware of VCU, and I love the rich culture and diversity. I am happy to be affiliated with such a great school.

Name three adjectives that describe Undergraduate Admissions.

Informative, Resourceful, Diligent

What do you enjoy most about meeting prospective VCU students?

I enjoy their enthusiasm and desire to explore new opportunities beyond high school.

What are three things we’ll find in your suitcase?

audio recording device (I’m always creating music); personal journal (I’m always writing), & extra gum

What’s one thing you don’t travel without?

my wallet

Best part of your job?

Mostly, I enjoy encouraging young people to pursue their dreams and sharing the many opportunities VCU has to offer.

What's your favorite place on campus?

VCU Bookstore

About me

What don’t most people know about you?

I am very open minded, and I welcome new ideas.

What are you reading right now?

Biography of Nina Simone

What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon?

relaxing with good friends/family

What did you want to be when you grew up?

astronaut, doctor, actor, musician, painter – I wanted to do it all!

What do you order at Starbucks?

chai latte

Who/what inspires you?

I am inspired by anyone who faces adversity and continues to reach beyond their circumstance to fulfill their life’s purpose.

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