On May 15, 2011, DePauw University freshman Marshall Mathew took his life. His passing sent shockwaves through the DePauw and surrounding Putnam County community. A selfless and respected individual, Mathew, 19, was positive and uplifting to others. He would often use the phrase "be great today" to inspire and uplift friends. It became his signature phrase. Mathew was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Management Fellows Program of Distinction. He was from Paradise Valley, Arizona.