Matthew Lillard ’15

Matthew Lillard

williamstown kyHometown: Williamstown, Kentucky

Major and Minor: Political Science and Spanish. “I’ve always enjoyed studying politics and watching the news. I also took four years of Spanish in high school and wanted to continue to study it in college.”

Expected Graduation Date: 2015

photo 1Activities: ROTC, Lambda Chi Alpha Internal Vice President, Campus Outreach Ministry Team, Residence Life (Resident Advisor at Lambda Chi Alpha, former Resident Advisor at Anderson Hall), Student Life Orientation Coordinator; former member of the GC men’s cross country team

What Attracted Him to Georgetown: “Georgetown was a much friendlier campus than other schools. The guy at the admissions office remembered my name every time we spoke. It seemed like a nice little quaint community. That’s something you don’t get elsewhere.”

Favorite Professor: Dr. Scheier. “She’s not afraid to tell it like it is; she doesn’t sugar-coat anything. She’s an awesome person all around, but honestly, all of the professors here are awesome.”

photo 2Favorite Class: “I really enjoy all of my political science classes, but one of my other favorites has been English Literature II with Dr. Coke. I like history and politics, and I saw that incorporated into his class.”

Plans for Life after Georgetown: Lillard will find out his Air Force assignment in the fall of 2014. “At the end of the spring semester, I’ll fill out my dream sheet, but whether I get my top preference depends both on my performance and the needs of the Air Force. At this point, I want to apply to be a JAG [judge advocate general].”


Favorite Georgetown Memory: A tie between Bid Day and graduating ROTC field training.

How He Describes Georgetown:
“It’s a small community with awesome professors who actually care about your academic success. The professors make a huge difference. On a day that I’m down, I’ll walk across campus and see 50 people I know. I always find that really encouraging.”

Most Important Lesson Learned at Georgetown: How to authentically relate to people. “The learning you do here goes beyond the classroom.”