5/01/2017

Senior Spotlight: Creating Opportunities to Serve Others Around the World

As they prepare for their May 13 Commencement Ceremony, Franklin & Marshall seniors look back at their four years on campus—and what's next.

Name: Matt Regueiro

Major: Spanish

Hometown: Sewickley, PA

Activities at F&M: Men’s Varsity Soccer, Black Pyramid Senior Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honors Society, Life After College Success Seminar, Harwood Leadership Seminar.

What has been your most memorable moment or time here at F&M?

After my freshman year, I traveled with our soccer team to South Africa. The team takes a trip every three years to South Africa for the purposes of education, community service, and playing soccer against local clubs. It was an unforgettable team bonding, learning and service experience. 

What did you enjoy most about your time at the College?

I have come to value the deep friendships and memories that I have formed with my soccer teammates, other friends, coaches, and professors. 

What advice would you give to rising seniors?

Find the right balance. It's a simple suggestion, but one that I think is very important. F&M students are typically very busy juggling many commitments, but it is crucial to evaluate one's time spent studying, with extracurricular activities, and with friends to find a healthy, productive balance. And don’t stress about post-college life. Things will work out. I highly recommend everyone utilize OSPGD (Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development). In almost all fields, they undoubtedly have connections and suggestions that you might not have ever considered.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I plan to apply to medical school and hope to begin in 2018. For the year off between F&M and medical school, I am hoping to be involved in global health and/or community service in a Spanish speaking country.

  • Matt Regueiro Image Credit: Deb Grove
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