Buies Creek, N.C.—Suzanne Lynn Matthews was named a Distinguished Government Alumna of Campbell University at the Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Nov. 1. Matthews is an Assistant District Attorney for Harnett County. A resident of Angier, N.C., Matthews graduated summa cum laude from Campbell in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in government. She went on to earn a law degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, N.J., graduating magna cum laude.
Matthews began her law career working in the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office in Paterson, N.J. as an intern in the Victim Witness Unit in 2001. She went on to serve as a judicial intern in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division. She also clerked for Lucianna & Lucianna, P.A. in Hackensack, N.J. In 2005, Matthews became an associate in the law firm of Newman and Newman, PLLC, in Raleigh, N.C. She took her present position of Harnett County Assistant District Attorney in April 2007.
While still an undergraduate at Campbell, Matthews maintained a 4.00 grade point average in her major and a 3.98 overall average. She was also the recipient of one of Campbell’s highest honors, the 2003 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, given to a graduating senior who exemplifies excellence in academics, character, integrity and community responsibility. In addition, Matthews was a member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha and Pi Gamma Mu.
Her husband Bryan is a 2003 graduate of Campbell’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business.
“The Campbell Government/Pre-Law program prepared me more than any other program for law school because you do more case work,” Matthews said. “I was more prepared than 90 percent of my peers.”