Class of 2022 Reflections: Devin Matteoni
Published on 01 May 2022
Originally from Florissant, Missouri, senior Devin Matteoni transferred to University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis his junior year from St. Charles Community College. During his time at UHSP, he played varsity soccer and worked in the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Department of Basic Sciences.
Matteoni will graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Physiology with plans to pursue his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Why did you choose UHSP for your college experience?
I chose to attend the University for a couple reasons. I knew that going to a school known for its science degrees would provide me with the best educational background to set me up for success so I could achieve my future career goals. I also valued the small campus setting and being able to have a close relationship with my professors.
What are your favorite things about the University? What will you miss the most?
My favorite things about the University are the people: students, faculty and staff. Everyone is very welcoming and takes the time to know your name. They are always willing to help.
What I will miss most about UHSP is the everyday interactions I had with the people on campus, the events on campus and playing soccer. My favorite memory at UHSP is winning the first ever conference game for USHP soccer team!
What does graduation mean to you? How do you feel as this milestone approaches?
I am getting excited as graduation approaches. To me, it is a steppingstone, something to mark as recognition of what I have accomplished while reminding me that I still have more that I want to achieve.
What are your hopes for the future?
My hopes for the future are to earn my medical degree and combine my passion for sports and medicine as a pediatric sports medicine physician.
What advice do you have for new students just starting their college journey?
If you are just starting on your college journey, I recommend that you find a way to get involved on campus. That could be by joining a club, or a sports team, doing research, or even working a campus job. All of these activities are going to allow you to meet new people and learn new things.