Matthew Jankowsky, TCS Class of 2004, received his Bachelors of Science in Business, with a specialization in Marketing from Liberty University. Matt currently works for SHI International Corp. which helps business customers acquire the technology they need. As an Operations Specialist, Matt helps support his teammates with Microsoft applications, systems tools, and reports. Matt received the company’s President’s Club award while selling technology as an Account Executive to NBC Universal and Universal Orlando who used the TV’s and displays in their newsrooms and on their rides.

His excitement for the technology field was heard as he spoke to our high school students at this year’s Alumni Career. “Technology enables many exciting projects for customers, and over the years, I have found it allows you to speak into many interesting conversations. Things like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, smart homes and smart offices are some interesting reads.”

Matt married his high school sweetheart, Jessie Miller, class of 2005, and today they have three children, one of whom will be attending K4 at TCS in the fall! We are excited to welcome Darcy as a student at her parents’ alma mater and where her grandmother is the school nurse!

Learn more about Matt and his experience at TCS.

What do you love most about TCS?

I love the fellowship and interaction with other believers.

What is one word that best describes the school? Why?

Faithful. I live in Piscataway, so I pass by the school often. Driving past the facilities serves as a reminder that it has stood the test of time. The leadership is still committed to investing in the Christian education of young people and is rooted in the biblical truths of God’s Word.

Describe one of your favorite memories of TCS.

During my Senior year of High school, I took a risk and enrolled in a Drama class. Barbara Nelson was my teacher. It was a positive experience that had a profound impact on me. We performed skits for chapel services. We told many jokes, I developed lifelong friendships, and I met my to-be wife in this class. It was through this class that I also began to express my voice in matters like faith, and this gave me confidence to express my ideas about other things. To think that I almost did not enroll in this class, because my friends would not join the class with me.

From your own experience, why do you believe it was important for you to attend TCS?

Timothy shaped my confidence and provided opportunities for me to discover my talents. When choosing a college major, I looked back at my experiences (up until that point), where I took risks, and where I thought I had gifts. In some cases, I had developed these gifts and experiences in high school. I made similar reflections when choosing a career after college.

How are faith and learning integrated at TCS?

Most teachers start their classes in prayer. The school holds a chapel service once a week for students, and Bible is taught as a core  subject. But within the culture of Timothy, the students have the opportunity to see the teachers live out their faith by example and word.

In what ways did TCS prepare you for college and beyond?

The Advanced Placement courses and CLEP tests not only prepared me for college, but I was also able to graduate a semester early.

What would you tell a friend to encourage them to send their child to TCS?

Decisions about education are sometimes difficult. Some parents want to provide their kids with quality education and balance Christian values and principles. It is good to know that with Timothy, it is not a choice between Christian education and academic standards. Timothy is in competition with schools in the area, and in some cases, what Timothy offers is more prestigious.