“No matter what, this family is my number one. They give me the time I need to study and take classes. They come to my club football games. We are a simple family with a simple goal to show our children that no matter how old you get, you can still follow your dreams. I am still following mine, at 36 years young, with this gorgeous family by my side.” - Raymond Neiderhausen
Neiderhausen and his family were the recipients of the 2014 Dr. Alan and Sally Merten Family of the Year Award. Neiderhausen’s essay excerpt embodies the meaning of the Family of the Year Award: “families are an essential part of the support network for our students.” If you have a family that has supported you throughout your collegiate journey and is deserving of this accolade, nominate them to be the 2020 recipients before tonight’s 11:59 p.m. deadline. For contest rules and entry guidelines, visit https://masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu/gallery/.