Daniel Tilson receives his College Knight of the Year Award from State Deputy Steve Burnley

2015 College Knight of the Year

Daniel Tillson

The 2014-2015 Virginia State Council College Knight of the Year – submitted by James T. O’Neill Council 10806 - George Mason University in Fairfax, is Brother Daniel Tillson.


Brother Tillson is the Delegate of the Holy See to the Economic and Social Council to the United Nations.  He is also the head altar server at Holy Rosary Parish.  He is also a lector, bible study leader at George Mason University and a leader of a men’s discernment group.


He is devoted to his family despite his hectic schedule and puts his family in the forefront of his priorities.  He travels home to have dinner with his family whenever an opportunity presents itself.  He also is a great role model for his brothers and supports them by cheering for them at sporting events and extracurricular activities.


He is also a Fairfax County Public School adult and community education board member (since 2010).  He focuses on migrant and non-traditional student programs.  He has also been active in the Pro-Life movement as an employee of National Right to Life.


He is among the most devoted brother Knight in his Council having recruited 28 students to become Knights this year.  He has helped the Grand Knight manage and direct all fraternal functions.  He is very active and seeks personal relationships with all brothers of the Council. He has also photographed Council events and wrote press releases that were sent to Supreme and local media outlets.

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