Matthew Ferranti

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.