Early Fraternity Life and Career
Matthew attended Cornell University in 1998, and during his freshman year lived across the hall from Beta Nu's initiate advisor Patrick Ryan. It wasn't long before Matthew was convinced to join the Chapter, and was formally inducted in the Spring of '99. In the Fall of '99, he was elected to serve as the Chapter's Historian and Parliamentarian. The following year, while being away on Co-op, Matthew took part in the election of Beta Nu's 2001 officers via telecon, having not even met the latest inducted class; he was elected Vice President.
Matthew received his B.S. degree in Engineering Physics with a concentration in Optics in 2002, and received his Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester in 2009. He is currently working as a Research Physicist / Optical Engineer for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
Collegiate Years at Beta Nu Chapter (1998-2002)
- Historian/Parliamentarian 1999
- Vice President 2001
Alumni Years to Present
- National Convention: 2001
- 2002 NERC, Northeast Region, Delta Alpha
- 2003 NERC, Northeast Region, Beta Nu
- 2011 Capital Region Conference, Alpha Beta
- 2012 Capital Region Conference, Gamma Pi
Bigs and Littles
Matthew's adopted Big Brother is Anne Briard (BN #87).
Matthew has 3 Little Brothers:
- Gerald "Herb" Wilmoth (BN #116), Alumnus
- Gregory Van Dyke (BN #145), Alumnus
- William Cox Keim (BN #154), Alumnus
Other Interesting Facts
- Matthew holds a rank of 2nd Dan in Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan, 1st Dan in Iaido, and a Level I rank in Kali.
- Matthew's Webpage