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Army Veteran Timothy Robinson Earns Third Degree at 55



Timothy Robinson knew that entering the civilian workforce after decades of military service would be an interesting transition, one of which he wanted to be sure he was prepared.


“At 55 years old and after a lifetime in the military, I realized I needed an advanced education to compete in today’s global economy.”

Robinson’s decision to join the military came after watching many of his family members serve in the Army.

“Like many people, I was unsure of what would be the best avenue for my life, but I knew I needed a vehicle to propel me forward,” he said. “I have worked at most Army command levels and my most memorable deployment was to Japan, to support Emergency Crisis Training with the Japanese Army.”

During his time with the military, Robinson served as a combat medic, infantry drill sergeant, observer controller trainer and recruiter. His strong drive for excellence in both service and education began as a child growing up in Buffalo, New York, in a childhood he calls “disadvantaged and dysfunctional.”

“My mother, though she loved me, couldn’t provide the care I needed so she sent me to live with my great aunt

much of the young boy he once was. He teaches elementary and middle school, as well as serves in the church.

“I wanted to give back to the youth who so desperately need help,” he said. “Earning your degree will be a decision that you will never regret. If you were to lose everything you have in life, your knowledge can never be taken away from you.” inline Rectangle

and uncle, who adopted me. When my great aunt died, I was again thrust back into the hardships of the inner-city with my elderly, Christian grandmother,” he said. “My grandmother was a strict disciplinarian and insisted on making education a priority. It was poverty, her influence, my self-ambition, and God’s direction that propelled me to pursue education as a means to escape living beneath my ability.”

In 2016, as he was approaching retirement, Robinson earned a certificate in project management from Columbia Southern University. He then earned a master’s degree from Waldorf University earned his MBA in project management from CSU in 2018.

Today, Robinson looks for ways to give back and positively touch the inner-city children of Detroit, who remind him so

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“Earning your degree will be a decision that you will never regret. If you were to lose everything you have in life, your knowledge can never be taken away from you.”

“At 55 years old and after a lifetime in the military, I realized I needed an advanced education to compete in today’s global economy.”

 
 
 
 
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