Dan Matthews  |  Class of 2014

Posted on Thu, Jul 11, 2013

"I joined Alpha Chi Rho in my sophomore year and was part of Deep Freeze. I really liked the purpose of it – raising funds for the American Cancer Society. That’s something that goes deep with me because I lost my grandfather and my little cousin to cancer.

This year I decided to serve as a co-chair for the Deep Freeze. We were out in the quad all week raising money, day and night, sleeping in tents. It’s a great bonding experience with your brothers. 

We set a goal of $5,500 and raised more than $6,500 – the most since we started doing this 12 years ago. People donated a dollar toward a candle in memory of someone who has died from or is fighting cancer. When I read the list of names during the vigil, I was thinking about my grandfather and my cousin. 

I am definitely a better leader because of Geneseo and my involvement as GOLD mentor [Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development]. I’ve enjoyed every minute being here, and I believe it’s helped me grow as a person. I’m a double major in political science and international relations, and I plan to attend law school and pursue a career in government.

At Geneseo, I’ve learned that if you put 100 percent effort into everything you do, there are so many people around here who will help you succeed."