Matthew Berger, C. Earle Smith Award for Excellence

Majors: Anthropology and geology

Minor: Criminal justice

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa

Favorite Experience at UA: I had several accomplishments that I am proud of while here at The University of Alabama. From maintaining a 4.0 GPA to starring in the 2020 “Where Legends Are Made” Alabama commercial. The university allowed me to participate in many things that I had only dreamt of doing. Originally being from another country, the college experience was completely new to me but I have enjoyed every second of the past 4 years without any regrets.

Favorite Class: The number of classes offered at The University of Alabama is amazing and there are so many unique and interesting courses with the best professors the university could offer. I had many classes that I would take again ranging from honors photography, which allowed me to express my creativity, to biological anthropology, which taught me about the history of the human species. To single out one professor would not be fair as there were many that made my experience here unforgettable.

Future Plans: I have applied to film school in LA to pursue a career in videography and documentary making.