If you ask any Greek on campus, they can probably tell you a little something about Matthew Pellegrine. They might start by saying he is in Alpha Phi Delta National Fraternity, or if they really know him, they will tell you much more.
This Elmwood Park, New Jersey, native has been involved heavily in Pace’s Greek Life, as well as the Pace community in general. Matt has been the President and New Member Educator of Alpha Phi Delta, President of the Inter-Fraternity Council, Student Association Executive Vice President, and the Site Manager for VOX.
Many students may have first met Matthew while he was an Orientation Leader as he has been a part of the Orientation program for three years now. This experience has allowed Matthew to share some of the reasons why he chose Pace with incoming students. He tells them, “It is such a beautiful campus, and it’s small enough for you to get to know almost
The Business Management major has enjoyed the opportunities the Honors College has presented to him. He notes that the challenging classes are his favorite aspect of being a member. He also enjoys working with the Pleasantville Cottage School children at Honors College events. His favorite memory is from the Halloween Party for the PCS during his first year.
Matthew is thankful for getting so involved with Pace and its Greek life. Joining Alpha Phi Delta and becoming part of the Orientation program have been Matt’s favorite experiences. Such activities have provided Matthew with high honors. His proudest moment came in 2009 when he was President of Alpha Phi Delta. He was recognized as President of the Year and Alpha Phi Delta won Organization of the Year! Matt remarks, “Winning Organization of the Year was great because the competition was not just among Greek organizations, but Student Association ones as well.”
All of this almost never happened for Matthew as he contemplated transferring after his first semester. Luckily, Matthew found activities about which he was passionate. This is why he advises students by saying, “Find something you love and pursue it, get involved and have a great experience.”
After Pace, Matthew plans to attend Law School and hopes to be a Judge Advocate General for the United States Navy.