Matthew Agurto, 2024 Outstanding Senior on Economics

Our graduating students are recognized by the College of Arts and Sciences for their incredible achievements.

Every year, each College of Arts and Sciences department selects a graduating senior who has demonstrated exceptional diligence and promise during their time at the University at Buffalo. These students’ efforts have distinguished them among their peers and set an inspiring example of academic and personal achievement. In recognition of their accomplishments, each student receives a certificate and an engraved award.

Matthew Agurto of Mamaroneck, N.Y. graduates summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science, and Master of Arts in economics. Agurto is a member of the University Honors College and Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, finishing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in three years. Agurto has been a First-Generation Student Peer Mentor, academic coach, student success coach, coach and vice president of the Swim Club, teaching assistant, and intern for the Westchester County Parks and Recreation Department. He has also been a Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholar, a recipient of the Joseph W. and Kenneth P. Kogut Brothers of New York Mills Economic Development Award, and on the Dean's List during his entire time at UB. In the fall, Agurto plans to attend law school.

See the other Outstanding Seniors in the College of Arts & Sciences here.

Dean Robin Schulze, Matthew Agurto (right).

Dean Robin Schulze, Matthew Agurto (right)