Expected Grad Date
Sophomore Class President, 2017 SGA Homecoming Chair, SGA Senate, Delta Tau Delta
O’Fallon Township High School
Favorite Spot on Campus
Anywhere Trip is stomping around!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A Lawyer in the Healthcare Field
What’s been your favorite course at Butler so far and why?
I have loved my Biology 111 Class because it is priceless. The class is taught by three biology professors and they bring in a multitude of people in the workforce with biology degrees. It is here when I decided that maybe the medical field isn’t for me and I may have a future in law. We also covered many new research techniques and the class really advanced us from the biology world we all learned in highschool to practical uses in college and beyond.
What is it like to be a part of the Butler Community? Who is your Butler Community?
The Butler Community is a place where I feel like I belong and all my work is appreciated. The students are your family and the faculty your guides. The goal of every student is teamwork and making sure we succeed as a class in all our dreams.
How will your Butler experience help you after graduation?
I have become a lot more vocal simply because of all the experiences and opportunities that have been offered to me. I never knew I would be in a fraternity with lifelong friends, host events for over 4,000 students, and help lead the charge for change in our very own Butler Community.
What’s your favorite memory of your Butler experience, so far?
During Homecoming my first year, I was honored to be the only male student to take the floor at Hinkle for my Homecoming Team. Our Yell Like Hell performance was one to remember as I was clad in a white shirt surrounded by a sea of navy blue women from Kappa Alpha Theta. Little did I know after that performance the whole house would adopt me as their little brother earning the nickname “theta matt”.
What were your primary factors in making your college decision?
I was looking for an environment where I could have interactive learning. I am someone who wants to be able to ask questions in the middle of class and not have to wait to attend office hours. I also was looking for a place I could be over-involved in every student’s experience, not wondering what to do, but what could I fit in my schedule!
What makes you most proud to be a Bulldog?
I love it when I get the chance to talk to successful alumni that continue to come back to campus. Their eyes light up when I talk about the similar traditions they did back when they were in college and then the Butler Community comes full circle. When a Bulldog is successful we all feel it—and that has made all the difference.
What does the Butler Way mean to you?
The Butler Way is how we live our lives to the fullest. I often joke on tours that Butler students don’t sleep and this is 100% true. We are often planning or attending our next big event, providing services, or just having fun. Working hard and making sure to play is extremely important to a healthy college student.