dcsimg

Matthew Hostetler '12

Currently enrolled at Purdue University
Bachelor of Science Degree
Major in Chemistry with a Bio-Organic Concentration
Summa Cum Laude, 2012
School of Mathematics and Sciences

My education has given me the tools I need to be an active participant in my community intellectually and spiritually. I am the passionate, self-motivated person Marian University has shaped me into today.

Matthew Hostetler was looking for a small Catholic college with a good reputation in the sciences. From the moment Hostetler first visited the Marian University campus, he felt an overwhelming sense of peace, similar to that of being home.

Hostetler was involved with many clubs and organizations including student ambassadors, orientation staff, peer tutors, tennis, and Students Taking Active Reflective Roles (S.T.A.R.R.).

Hostetler’s favorite memory is his trip to New York City for Alternative Spring Break. “It was truly an unforgettable experience. The opportunity to serve the poor and marginalized alongside my classmates was very special. Most encounters with my peers take place in the classroom, but this trip challenged us to go outside of our comfort zone. I not only grew as an individual, but also built stronger friendships with my peers. This experience instilled in me a passion for service.”

Hostetler received several scholarships and awards including The Sister Mary Rose Stockton Scholarship, the Delta Epsilon Sigma Scholarship, and an athletic scholarship for tennis. He was nominated by his professors, because of his academic success and research experience, to receive the American Institute of Chemists Student Award by the American Institute of Chemistry. In his senior year, Matt participated in an undergraduate research project in green organic chemistry under the direction of Carl Lecher ’97, Ph.D, on the topic of benign oxidation reactions.

Hostetler attributes these successes directly to Marian University. “My education has given me the tools I need to be an active participant in my community intellectually and spiritually,” he said. “I am the passionate, self-motivated person Marian University has shaped me into today.” Hostetler is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Purdue University.

WHAT ARE YOU MADE OF?

Get info Apply now

© 2017 Marian University
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.