MATT ELDER, Pi Kappa Alpha Recruitment Chair, a Candidate for Homecoming King
By Courtney Gatto TheDAOnline.com
For Matt Elder, growing up hundreds of miles away in Boca Raton, Fla. never stopped him from bleeding gold and blue, and it certainly won’t stop him from trying his best to become the next Homecoming King.
Elder, a marketing student at WVU, is very involved with his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, as well as Mountaineer Athletics.
“I am the Pi Kappa Alpha recruitment chair,” Elder said. “I also work with the athletic department in sports marketing and I am the assistant director for the Mountaineer Maniacs.”
Elder has looked forward to the day he could attend WVU his entire life. He grew up watching Mountaineer games and attended a few bowl games.
Now, he can finally be a part of the WVU community. With this being his last year in Morgantown, he plans to soak in every moment. It is this attitude that brought him to the Homecoming Court.
“I thought that it would be a lot of fun. Anytime that I can represent the school, it is something that I want to do,” Edler said. “Walking out on Mountaineer Field and seeing everyone really motivated me. Working with the Maniacs and always being involved around the athletics, it just felt like something that was a good fit for me, something that I would enjoy to put time and effort into.”
Elder has always been known as a huge Mountaineer fan, often going by the name “Mountaineer Matt.” Now, he is ready to see if he’ll be known as the Homecoming King.