On Sunday, Feb. 16, the Rowan University student body lost one of its own to an eight-month battle with injuries sustained from a car accident in Florida. Matthew Hruszczak, a senior health and exercise science major and a member of the Rowan University chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon, passed away early Sunday morning.
Matthew was well known around the Greek community at Rowan as one of the most outgoing, energetic and downright nice guys. As a “health freak” and avid sky diver, he brought a new meaning to “live life to the fullest.”
Anyone who knew Matthew, knew what a great person he was and how he bettered so many people’s lives in so many different ways. The brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon and other members of the Greek community at Rowan have been sharing stories and memories of Matt all over Facebook. Matt was described as “having one of the biggest smiles” and “when he entered the room, things just seemed to be better.” Many brothers in the fraternity felt that Matt embodied what being a true “brother” was all about.
When the accident first occurred, the brothers of TKE helped to raise over $12,000 to support Matt’s family and assist in paying some of his medical bills during this difficult time. There has been a memorial fund set up in Matt’s name to help pay for a party to celebrate Matt’s life: www.gofundme.com/6z1rcc.
Matt is survived by his mother, Noreen, father, George; brother, Brian, countless aunts, uncles and grandparents, hundreds of friends and as well as more than 257,000 men he called brothers in the bond of Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Rowan alumni, member of Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter
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