We are excited to welcome a new Associate Director to the Golden Key team! Our Associate Directors are the liason between headquarters and the chapters on campus. Matt Miller is the new Associate Director for US Region 7. Get to know him better with this fun Q&A.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in North Ridgeville, Ohio – about 30 minutes west of Cleveland, Ohio.
Where did you go to college? University of Mount Union (formerly Mount Union College) in Alliance, Ohio. Go Purple Raiders!
What did you study in school/ major in? Geology, I love the earth and the environment. I’m fascinated by how it all works.
What are some of the things you were involved in, in college? I was a varsity member of Mount Union’s Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field teams since my freshman year. I was also a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity where I served as President my junior-senior year.
What are your hobbies? I thoroughly enjoy running, biking, hiking, and camping.
What is your favorite quote? “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ― Harry S. Truman
What is your favorite sport? Though I love track and field, I’d have to say soccer. I really enjoy watching and playing it.
What is your favorite movie, TV show, and band?
Movie: Life Is Beautiful
TV Show: Tie – The Office and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Band: Green Day (both old and new)
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Jacque Cousteau. I would love to hear about all of his adventures.
What is the #1 most played song on your iPod? Apparently it’s Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder, who knew?
What website or blog to you go to everyday? I always check CNN and BBC every day. I also go to the “What If?” blog series weekly. If you haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend it!
What is the best and worst gift you ever received?
Best: Finding my Dad
Worst: a box of nails, previously used
What excites you the most about working at Golden Key? Helping students reach their potential. I thrive on assisting others to achieve their goals and dreams. Golden Key’s pillars and values instill amazing ideals to its members, and I want to help them be the best they can possibly be.
Fun Fact? I have a twin brother! He’s the same age as me, in case you were wondering.
Anything else we should know about you? You should know that I have the worst luck in the world with losing socks. I wish I knew where they all went.
You can also connect with Matt on Facebook.
About Golden Key
Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.