Matthew Connor is a proud second-generation Demon Deacon from High Point, North Carolina. An ardent supporter of the humanities, Matthew pursued his undergraduate BA with dual majors in religion and in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. During his time at Wake Forest, Matthew enjoyed participating in a number of extracurricular opportunities, including the BRANCHES Social Justice Retreat, the inaugural Rising Voices LGBTQIA Alumni Conference, and the LGBTQ Center Speakers Bureau. His greatest extracurricular love, however, was Wake Forest’s hip-hop and urban dance student organization, Momentum Crew. Matthew served as the crew’s Internal Affairs Officer his junior year and as President his senior year. Matthew is passionate about university academic life. He was honored with induction into the United States’ oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, as a junior, receiving the Delta of North Carolina chapter’s G.W. Greene Scholarship, as well as into Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies, as a senior. Matthew is excited about continuing his passion for education and academics by working with the Office of the Dean of the College to support student and faculty intellectual growth, cutting-edge research, and innovative and inquisitive scholarship.