Today is the last day of my 13 years at Wesleyan. Though sometimes it felt as if I had a never-ending string of tests and papers and homework, I can’t imagine graduating from anywhere else.
During his 20 years at Wesleyan Matt Cole has served in several positions. He has taught AP European History, eighth grade history, twelfth grade government, standard world history and public speaking. Now in his final year at Wesleyan, he is the Executive Head of School and a senior college advisor. Cole has been an integral part of the Wesleyan community and has had such an monumental impact on the students he has taught through the years. Anyone who knows Cole can attest to the fact that he has a brilliant sense of humor and always has a smile on his face. He is capable of changing the atmosphere of an entire room just by entering it and he has an uncontainable love for students. When asked what he will miss the most about Wesleyan, Mr. Cole said, “ Students by far- they are honest and smart and most of them have common sense.” He has made an indelible mark on this school and has the gratitude and respect of his fellow colleagues and students. Senior Daniel Baisier said, “Mr. Cole is genuinely one of the nicest people I know. I got to know Mr. Cole in the summer of 2016 when I had the opportunity to travel with him, Clay Tyler, and Zach Green to FSU for a research project with a professor that he had met. Not only did I enjoy the nerdiness of the experience, but I got to know him for the funny, frank, and interesting man he is. Since then, he’s helped me navigate the world of college admissions and guided me through the arduous process of writing college essays. Throughout it all, I always knew that I was talking to someone who genuinely cared about me and wasn’t afraid to give me the honest truth.”
What colleges are you applying to? I am going to University of Wisconsin.
Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Jaucqir Lafond.
What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? When I was in sixth grade, I had a crush on Matt Adent. My friend Abby told people about it, and then everyone seemed to know. I sat near Matt in homeroom and every day I just wanted to hide! AH!
What will you miss most about Wesleyan? Being able to talk to teachers openly and honestly and being able to work with them to make my life a bit easier at times.
What is one thing you wished you had done in high school? I wish I hadn’t stressed as much, which would have been easier if I had not procrastinated as much.
What are three things you cannot live without? Animals, yummy food and comfy outfits.
What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was a little kid, I wanted to work with animals at a zoo, and take care of exotic animals. Now, I don’t know what I want to do. Keep Reading