Professional Sales & Marketing // Fort Wayne, Ind.
“I’m living proof that you can
have a ton of success here,”
... he says now. But going to college was never an
expectation for Nathan Timmerman. He had other priorities.
Since he was 13, Nathan had served the role of caretaker
in his family, moving in with an uncle disabled by muscular
dystrophy, cooking meals and helping him get around. “I
just moved in when the family needed me,” he says.
Consequently, with his attention focused on helping others,
Nathan’s own ambitions were put on hold. That changed
at MU where the focus was put on him. “When I came to
Manchester, I felt like a lot of professors recognized my
potential, and they pushed me to meet it.”
And meet it, he has. With a double major in marketing and
professional sales, Nathan has excelled – achieving a 3.9
GPA, serving two internships and earning an interview
with the Indiana Pacers – and he’s on track to graduate a
Guided by his experience in assisting others, he’s adapted
well to the MU College of Business’ approach to professional
sales, “… because I believe good sales is about helping
people,” says Nathan.