The two Dr. Matwicks


Kelsi and Keri Matwick, identical twins from Peachtree City, were each awarded their PhDs in linguistics from the University of Florida last week.

They graduated from Starr’s Mill High School in 2001, as valedictorian and salutatorian. Both of them graduated summa cum laude in 2005 from the University of Notre Dame and then served as lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force, stationed together in Anchorage, Alaska. After their commitment to the Air Force was completed, they both returned to the University of Notre Dame and completed their master’s degrees in Spanish in 2008 before accepting teaching assistant positions at the University of Florida while completing their doctoral studies.