Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]


[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


My first artifact is the 2014 Big 10 Championship game. Throughout the game I felt a deeper bond between myself and the rest of the university. This deeper connection motivated me to stay up late throughout the next week as I studied for my first round of college finals. The environment surrounding the game truly defines Buckeye Nation and makes me proud to be a part of a stories past and an even brighter future.




My second artifact is the Pantheon. During spring semester 2015, I decided to take 18 credit hours to make up ground since I decided to switch  my major. Of the six classes that I was taking, Art History ended up being the most difficult. The only grades in the class were a midterm and a final so there was no room for any mistakes. I had to force myself to start studying for the exams two weeks in advance, and also made detailed notecards to prepare. With all of the time that I invested into the class I would have been severely disappointed if earned anything less than an “A” in the class, however, my hard work did pay off and I finished with the grade for which I had aimed. In my short college career, I am most proud of the grade I received in this class because I proved to myself that anything is possible with hard work.



My final artifact is a symbolic logic derivation. This semester, most of my classes have failed to keep my attention because they are primarily meeting general education requirements. However, my symbolic logic class has captured my attention. The course has been challenging and rewarding. As the semester comes to an end, I realize that I am going to  miss going to this class and hope that I will enjoy future courses as much as this one.

About Me

Hello, my name is Matthew Gross and I identify as many things. Foremost, I identify as a Clevelander. I was born and raised 30 minutes outside of the city and take pride in it’s sports, food, and culture. Many people don’t understand the pride that we have for our city, but those of us that are from there have a special bond. I also identify as an Ohio State student. Both of my parents went to this university so I was raised a Buckeye. The gameday traditions combined with academic excellence create the perfect mixture for success. I take great pride in attending for my undergraduate degree, and hope to also attend law school here after I finish my undergraduate education. Finally, I identify as a member of the Marine Corps. This spring I am taking a semester off to attend basic training in Paris Island, South Carolina. I will then become a member of the reserves until I finish my undergrad, and then I hope to complete an officer program and serve for four years. I take pride in my country and I believe in fighting for those who can’t. I take great pride in all parts of my life, and will continue to do so as I continue my academic and professional career.