IC Honors Student Spotlight: Matt Vasquez

Welcome back to school, Honorites! We’re returning to our regular student spotlights for the school year, kicking it off with Matt, a junior Integrated Marketing Communications major with a minor in Theatre from New York, NY!
Favorite part about Ithaca College:My favorite part about IC is definitely the community. This is the most open and accepting community that I have ever came across, and it feels great. Not only that, but there are also many optimistic and considerate persons all around campus, from the students to the professors and staff members.”
Favorite Honors Seminar you’ve taken and why: “My favorite Honors seminar has to be the very first one I’ve ever taken—Student Culture and College—Fall of 2013. This course has certainly been an eye-opening experience that allowed me to understand why I am in college and how I can value the next four years. It was very interesting analyzing cultural norms and values within different media and how it affects our generation. It was truly a fun learning experience that I enjoyed.”
Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program:The coolest opportunity I’ve had through IC, so far, is being able to work through many departments around campus. I have enjoyed every moment working in different places because I was able to go in and make a difference in every single one of them. Influencing my coworkers to value their job and their department was the most important one. It is important to be a positive influence to everyone around you because it’ll show them that there is little time in the world to be negative, but so much time to be optimistic.”
We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Student Spotlight series.
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!
Email sguter1@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.