Student Success Story, Matthew Scott
May 05, 2015
At 20 years old, Matthew Scott is wise and composed beyond his years. The Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus student government president came to Tri-C in 2012 right after graduating from Brush high school. He chose Tri-C because it was the decision that made most sense, both academically and financially.
Early in his academic career, Scott realized the importance of being involved in campus life. When he first arrived to campus, he didn’t like it and left immediately after. It wasn’t until Scott began getting involved that he began to enjoy himself and have “an incredible experience.”
“You will get out what you put in,” he said.
So, shortly after his first year, Scott decided to get involved. He joined student government and found that the experience was more than he could ever hope for. It proved a pivotal moment, and Scott said it was the best decision of his higher education career. The experiences and opportunities he was exposed to have formed memories and relationships that will last him a lifetime. Being involved in campus life “showed me all that this incredible school has to offer,” Scott said. “You pay tuition for more than just the academics, so why not utilize all that is provided for you?”
Tri-C has been life-changing for Scott. Rather than pinpoint one specific thing that had an effect on him, he said the overall experience has been fantastic. He has grown during his three years at Tri-C, and his time at the College has shaped him into a leader.
Scott will be graduating from Tri-C next month with an Associate of Science degree. He plans to attend Case Western Reserve University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
Matthew Scott narrating the Eastern Campus Student Journey Wall video: https://youtu.be/NN3xJ7s0-9o