MATT SANDERS

Sophomore Secondary education major from Willis, Michigan

It’s something we hear a lot around here—“I was amazed by the community.” Those were Matt’s thoughts from his first visit to campus. “Everyone was so welcoming, and I felt like they brought me into their ‘family,’ ” he said. “Every staff and faculty member genuinely cares for the students here. They’re willing to go out of their way to help.” In the same vein, Matt has always felt called to teach high school math and biology. “I want to help students achieve the level of education necessary to succeed in today’s world.”