Eric Lundquist: ‘WC Showed Me How Open-Minded I Can Be’

April 29, 2020

SENIOR SALUTES Honor Wilmington College’s Graduating Seniors

Swedish student Eric Lundquist wanted an American college experience in which he could play football, get involved on campus, hold leadership roles in organizations, meet many new friends and engage in educational activities that would enhance his interest in political science. Wilmington College checked all those boxes and more.

PICTURED: Eric Lundquist is one of the six international students and five Swedes who will graduate this spring.

A poly sci major from Stockholm, Sweden, Eric was a three-year member of the football team, an orientation leader, active member of Amnesty International, secretary of the Student Senate and, in his junior and senior years, vice president and president of the International Club, respectively. He was a regular the College’s Washington, D.C., Spring Lobby Trips and was an award-winning participant in this year’s district Model Arab League competition.

“I think my time at WC has shaped me to become the best self that I could be, and that the school has given me the tools and experiences for me to know my true potential,” Eric said, noting he even surprised himself in learning “how open minded I can be.”

Eric looks back fondly on all the new experiences he had at the College, the activities in which he participated, the clubs he joined and the many people he got to know.

“I’m going to miss seeing WC sports and seeing all my friends, hanging out at someone’s apartment in the Village and Commons, and also playing intramural sports,” Eric said, noting he plans to stay in the United States for a while in an attempt to find a job.

“It is such a cliché, but, for future WC seniors, really do try new things, things you normally wouldn’t do, meet new people and step out 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.