Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Matt Cedeno

Matt Cedeno '22 leads an Admissions campus tour. Photo by Avanell Chang

The political science major, varsity football player and acting aficionado is set to join Raytheon Technologies after graduation

Name: Matt Cedeno

Hometown: Delray Beach, Fla.

Major: Political Science

Campus Activities: Men of Color Athletes (MOCA) Co-President; Black Student Union, former treasurer; Admissions Tour Guide; Varsity Athlete, football; Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & Metrowest; and College Theatre (most recently in " target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Our Town")

Please share a turning point or significant memory from your time at Holy Cross.

My semester spent home during COVID was truly transformative for me. I gained a much greater appreciation for the campus community and the amazing relationships I had forged. When we returned to campus, I made it a point to make the most of the time I had left on The Hill: exploring the city more often, attending more events and meeting new people.

Name two or three items/lessons from Holy Cross that you’ll take with you after leaving Mount St. James.

Honest straightforward communication was one of my greatest areas of growth during my college career. I also learned how to work very well under pressure and find beauty in the struggle of it all.

What’s next?

Following graduation, I will be joining Raytheon Technologies in their Contracts Leadership Development Program full-time. I also plan to stay involved in acting in any capacity I can.