Student speaker Matthew Wu

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Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.

Major: Biology and Sociology; Leadership in Medicine program

Activities: Editor-in-chief of the Concordiensis, Senior Admissions Interviewer, Greek Judicial Board, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity (treasurer), Community Hospice volunteer

Favorite class: Immunology with Professor Robert Lauzon (Biology)

What I'll miss most: I will miss the people, but I also think we find ways to keep those who are important to us in our lives, so I will not repeat the cliche. Instead, I think I will miss the variety of events that are always happening at Union. There's always something new to discover here.

Advice for incoming students: Remember that everyone has a story to share. One of the most important skills you can develop in college is the ability to truly listen. People arrive with different backgrounds, preconceptions and ways of expressing themselves. You will have success in life if you can understand how people think and feel. You'll also find that you will learn a lot about yourself by learning about others.

Life after Union: I will be a student at Albany Medical College.