Birthday: January 2, 1997
Initiation Date: October 24, 2015
Initiation Number: 1152
Hometown: Carol Stream, IL
College of: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Year in School: Junior
Major: Industrial Technology
Favorite Acacia Memory: Initiation Week
In high school, Matt was very involved with many activities including student council, yearbook editor, student photographer, basketball manager, community service, and he helped film his local football team’s practice for coach and player use. Over the past four years, Matt was the school photographer and covered a wide range of events. One of his favorite things to do was to take pictures over the course of the football and basketball season and make a movie displaying all of his pictures to show off to the players and their parents. He would sell his media for a small fee and then donate the money to the school’s tuition assistance fund, as well as other school projects. Over four years, he single-handedly raised almost $1,500.
Matt chose Iowa State University due to the great mechanical engineering program. With his degree, he would like to work and design automobiles, which has been his dream job ever since he was young. Matt joined Acacia because he liked the home-away-from-home atmosphere. He also wanted a close relationship with all of his new brothers, all possessing a similar goal: helping each other out to become the best we can become.