With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2014:
Name: Matt Zachariades
Major: Zachariades graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics, with a minor in Coaching.
Post-graduation plans: Zachariades accepted a position as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and will be teaching middle school math in Millville, N.J. The Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need N.J. secondary schools.
How HPU helped you get there: “My professor Dr. Laurie Zack showed me some information about the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and after seeing the information I did some research and knew that this foundation was perfect for me. HPU also provided me classes that made me feel confident as a teacher which helped me during my interview process during the selection period.”
Most impactful professor at HPU: “My most impactful professor had to be Dr. Cathi Smith. She had confidence in me since the first day I met her. Her classes prepared me to teach in a classroom, and without her classes I know that I would not have gotten where I am today. She is a type of person that I strive to be one day.”
Most impactful moment at HPU: “My most impactful moment had to be joining my fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha.”