May 2019

20-Year-Old Graduates at Top of Class

Tristan Colpitts

Some college students still haven’t picked their majors by age 20. Others, like Eastern Kentucky University student Tristan Colpitts, have graduated Summa Cum Laude from one of the hardest STEM programs on campus.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

May 2019


Matthew Perry, a senior from Bagdad, Kentucky, is a dual Criminal Justice and Geography major at EKU.

Matthew was born at Fort Lewis army base in Washington State, where his father was a military officer in the US Army. From birth to 3 years old his family was stationed in Washington State, Korea, and Texas. Then, his family settled in Bagdad, Kentucky, a small town northwest of Frankfort, Kentucky.