After all, Mathews' resume includes accomplishments like earning the valedictorian slot in Dowagiac Union High School
's class of 1978, earning a doctorate in mathematics from Michigan State University and joining the ranks of the U.S.
Gwendolyn Brooks was the first author to come to the 75-year-old, unconditioned auditorium at Dowagiac Union High School
. This fall, Joseph Heller, pictured here with Rich and Teri Frantz and two other faculty, visited to talk with students during the day, followed by an evening lecture and a wine-and-cheese book signing.