Emily Reid: ‘WC Opened My Mind to Understanding Others’

April 15, 2020

SENIOR SALUTES Honor Wilmington College’s Graduating Seniors

Graduating senior Emily Reid knew she would make great friends when she became a student at Wilmington College, but she’s experienced a richness and quality of relationships with faculty members that was unexpected.

PICTURED: Emily Reid

“I’ve made so many great personal connections with the faculty, many that have led to networking opportunities,” she said, adding that all of her friendships established at WC are meaningful, especially “literally being within walking distance of all my friends and making unforgettable memories.”

Emily is an agricultural business and accounting major from Fletcher, Ohio. She joined Delta Theta Sigma Lil Sis sorority and was active in the College’s VITA program in which students become certified IRS tax preparers and offer their skills free of charge to local persons with low/moderate and fixed incomes. That signature hands-on learning experience no doubt played into Emily accepting a position as a financial analyst with Emerson Electric.

She noted that her Wilmington College experience “has opened my mind to understand others and their backgrounds.” Emily urges future WC students to become involved on campus and get to know the faculty and staff members.

“Take advantage of opportunities,” she said. “Allow yourself to grow outside of your comfort zone.”

SENIOR SALUTES are the result of Wilmington College’s graduating seniors completing an online survey requesting them to look back on their time at WC and share favorite memories, especially meaningful events/relationships and how their time at the College has impacted them.