When you look at the picture of Matthew Ferranti posing near the statues of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in front of Cinderella’s castle at Disney World you realize what a character he is. Literally.
Ferranti is a character performer at Disney World in Orlando, Florida thanks to OCC’s affiliation with the Disney College Program. It allows students to get valuable, on-the-job experience in Disney’s parks and resorts while expanding their knowledge in the classroom.
Ferranti is a 2013 West Genesee graduate who learned about the Disney program after arriving on campus. “I saw flyers on campus about it, then attended a presentation. I was interested, applied and here I am!”
Ferranti is majoring in Liberal Arts & Sciences – Adolescence Education. He’s also a member of OCC’s student honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, and the History Club. Ferranti will graduate in the fall of 2015. He plans to transfer and pursue a four-year degree.