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Matthew Stang – Akron

NASA Mechanical Engineer

Road to Greatness

During his time as an undergraduate at the University of Akron, Matthew Stang, Akron ’22, held multiple positions at Ohio Epsilon. As director of alumni relations, he orchestrated the chapter’s annual Family Day where three hundred family members and friends gathered to celebrate the Fraternity’s accomplishments and brotherhood. He also revitalized the chapter’s newsletter, bridging the gap between more than six hundred alumni and undergraduates. As chairman of philanthropic fundraising, Matthew instituted a strategic plan that allowed the chapter to see a 1,000 percent increase in philanthropic fundraising from the previous year, leading Ohio Epsilon to raise over $35,000 during the 2021–22 academic year for ALS support. This achievement led Ohio Epsilon to win Lou’s Olympics, The Clark Jackson Award, The Lubbock Trophy, The Stan Brown Award, and The Founders Trophy this past summer, and helped ten brothers, including Matthew, to receive Iron Phi status. Matthew also helped the chapter get involved in a monthly food distribution at his church where brothers distribute food to over one thousand people in the Greater Cleveland Area.

Matthew was recognized at the University of Akron as a 2022 Top 10 Senior for his exceptional contributions in scholarship, involvement, and leadership throughout his undergraduate career. He also was awarded the 2022 Outstanding Officer Award, the 2021 Thomas J. Vukovich Award for Outstanding Leadership, and Phi of the Year by Ohio Epsilon.

Matthew graduated in May of 2022 with a degree in mechanical engineering and is currently working at NASA helping to test Stirling Engines for future missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

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