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Matthew Yettaw

Class of


My hometown is

Ortonville, Mich.

My major(s):

Political Science

I'm involved in:

Model UN

Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity – President 2014-2015


Student Congress

After I graduate I plan to

Pursue a M.A. in Arts/Music administration and cultural policy.

My favorite place on campus is

Model UN House; Stucchi’s; Phi Mu Alpha House

Some of my favorite professors include

Dr. Nichols; Dr. Hulme; Dr. Vickery

So far, my favorite class(es) has/have been

Model UN; Discourse and Democracy; Ethics of Medicine

My greatest accomplishment at Alma is

I loved traveling to Sierra Leone for a month in the summer of freshman year on a P-GLOBAL fellowship grant. It truly changed my life and pushed me to go far outside of my comfort zone. I also enjoyed interning at the US Mission to the United Nations in NYC and getting to meet and talk with the President and Secretary of State. Lastly, it has been my greatest joy to be a member of the Alma College Choirs and tour across the East Coast, Midwest, and to Scotland.

I'd advise an Alma freshman to

Travel! College is one of the best opportunities to push the bounds and really challenge yourself to see what is out there in the world. Enjoy your college years because the really do fly by and remember that college is what you make of it!

I'd tell a student considering coming to Alma

Take some time to think about what school will be the best fit for you. If you want a close-knit community of students and professors then this is the place for you. Don’t let Alma’s size fool you! Our students travel all over the world and some of my closest friends from Alma are working as teachers, doctors, policymakers, and accomplished performers all over the US. This place can change your life and you will never regret taking that leap of faith.

What I like most about studying at Alma is

There is never a dull day around here. I like that I am able to walk across campus and see friends and professors that I know. Everyday of the week there is something new happening whether it be a concert hosted by our radio station, WQAC or a weekend trip to Cedar Point sponsored by our student board ACUB. At Alma the friends you associate with are not just from your major or extra-curricular activities. At a larger school political science majors might only hangout with other political science majors but at Alma my friends are pre-med, music, psychology, English, and new media studies majors.
It really allows for deep and diverse conversation which is great experience!
Life at Alma is fast-paced and that includes both academics and student life.
If you want to be involved then join us here and dive in!