For those of you I haven’t had the chance to meet in person, my name is Phillip Shera. I am ecstatic that you took the time to read this. To give you an idea of who I am I will go ahead and give you my life story (the abridged version). I am a senior with a lengthy major. I am majoring in Criminology with a concentration in Homeland Security and Justice with two minors in Intelligence Analysis and Business. I am excited for this year because I have the immense honor of being an Admissions Representative for the great, honorable, prestigious George Mason University Office of Admissions.
I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and found Mason on a chance, which turned into my dream. My story of why this ole Midwest kid came to the big dance of the capital begins my senior year. Of course it began my senior year because that is when I started looking for schools, naturally procrastinating the process that I had been told for four years not to procrastinate. I applied to so many schools I couldn’t even tell you most of their names! When all was said and done my mom told me we had to go visit all of them. Mason was last on the list for me to visit. When it came time to visit Mason I was tired of visiting schools and going on tours so I told my mom that I wasn’t going to visit another school and that was that. My mother was incessant. So the next day we left to Mason.
Reluctant to drive seven hours, we arrived with stiff legs and sore backs to our hotel. We stepped onto campus for the first time the next day. I stepped foot up the northern set of stairs to the Johnson Center and I had an epiphany. I found my dream school! This was it I was sure. In all seriousness I fell in love with Mason on my first visit and I knew I wanted to be a Patriot.
So I packed my stuff and headed off to college. Ever since making my decision to come to George Mason University I have not only lived my dream at my dream school, but I have had so many opportunities that have inspired new dreams as I come to the close of my college career. I have been blessed to be a prestigious Mason Ambassador and show off my dream school to high school students daily. I have been a part of the sailing club, Men’s club Volleyball team, CRU Christian ministry, and national society of collegiate scholars (just to name a few). And the best part is I now work in the office that gave me my start at Mason!! I am blessed to be in the place I am and thankful for every opportunity.
If you have made it this far, hats off to you for reading all about me! I hope to write more to you soon. Hopefully I will see you around Mason one day.
Your Average Patriot,