Choosing the college that is right for you is a big commitment, and while we think that most students would love to call Wilmington College “Home,” we also want to ensure that we find students that will be a great fit. That’s why we send out recruiters, specialists who visit school fairs and other events, to identify future Wilmington College students.
OFFICE: 107 College Street (Kelly House)
EDUCATION: M.A., The Ohio State University
B.S., Bowling Green State University
Bud serves as the College’s primary international student recruiter and, although he is new to this specific position in the Admission Office, he has recruited a significant amount of WC’s international student population since the mid-1990s. As the Fightin’ Quakers’ head soccer coach, Bud is very familiar with the process required for international student recruitment and admission. He has been an especially student-focused administrator during his career at Wilmington College, having held a number of positions in the student recruitment and student activities areas, in addition to his coaching responsibilities.
OFFICE: Lund, Sweden
EDUCATION: B.S. in Sport Management and Business Administration, Wilmington College
Torna Hallestad, Sweden/NTI
Niklas serves as an international student recruiter covering Scandinavian countries through a contracted partnership. He graduated in 2019 after four years at Wilmington College, where he was a Dean’s List student and a celebrated student-athlete on the men’s soccer team. During his senior year as a team captain, his fellow players voted him Most Valuable Player after he scored 16 goals and was named First Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference, All-Ohio and All-Great Lakes Region. Niklas was selected as both the College’s top male athlete for fall sports in 2018 and as its 2018-19 Athlete-of-the-Year. He also was a student leader as president of the International Club in addition to working on campus. Niklas is able to articulate what a Scandanavian student can expect at Wilmington College from the vantage point of one who actually lived the experience.