Alumni of the Year at JU!
Matthew Chang received the Scott Amos Recent Alumnus Of Distinction Award from Jacksonville University for his exceptional professional accomplishments and contributions to the community. Matthew is honored to carry on the legacy of being an exceptional dolphin and making a difference in his professional and living communities. In 2017 Matthew Received an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from JU.
Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida founded in 1934. JU sits on the historic riverbanks of the St. John’s River with a view of Downtown Jacksonville and TIAA Bank Stadium. The 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings. The school’s business college, the Davis College of Business, is an engine of development for executive managers and entrepreneurs. The university is led by Tim Cost, class of 1981, who served at several of the world’s largest and best-known institutions, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kodak, PepsiCo, ARAMARK, Pharmacia, Wyeth/Pfizer, and Centocor/Johnson & Johnson,as well as his past service as Chairman of Global Health Care for Washington-based consulting firm, APCO Worldwide.
Some of Matthew’s professional accomplishments since graduating from JU include: receiving the USDOT BUILD Grant Award for JTA & COJ, Graduating from Lifework Leadership, Awarded certificate of excellence from JTA, development of IoT factories for America’s manufacturing sector, and collaborator on CoJ's finalist application for national Smart Cities competition. Matthew has been invited to be a guest lecturer at other prestigious universities, including: Harvard Business School, Northwestern University, Georgia Tech, University of North Florida, and of course, Jacksonville University. Matthew has also made substantial contributions to the community though his involvement as a mentor for a boy’s group at the Church of Eleven22, his founding of the Tent Makers Ministry, his involvement as a mentor for ACE mentoring for Duval County Schools, and his being a coach for First Lego League robotics
at Matthew Gilbert Middle school.
Below is a description from Jacksonville University of what this award symbolizes and represents for those who receive it:
“The Scott Amos Recent Alumnus of Distinction Award is bestowed upon our GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni who represent what it means to be an exceptional dolphin. Named after JU’s Randall Scott Amos ’01/’02, who passed away on October 28, 2006, this award symbolizes young Dolphins who truly make a difference in their community, their profession, and at JU. Amos was Student Senator and Vice President of JU’s Student Government and President and Commander of Sigma Nu Fraternity. In addition to being selected for Green Key at JU for leadership and scholastic accomplishments, Scott earned B.S. and MBA from the Davis College of Business. Scott Amos’ legacy lives on with this award and all those it is presented to.”
Matthew was honored to be nominated and chosen to receive this award. He plans to continue making an impact in his community and his profession by driving business excellence and innovation into his work as an engineer.
Photos from the Award Ceremony: