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Trenton Brown Appreciates Working at College Football Championship in California

SENIOR SALUTES Honor Wilmington College's Graduating Seniors Graduating senior Trenton Brown looks back on the opportunities sport management students have as not only hands-on learning experiences and bullet points on a resume, but also as some of his most memorable times at Wilmington College. PICTURED: Trenton Brown Trenton, whose hometown is Washington Court House, Ohio, majored in sport management and business management with a concentration in marketing. He's so confident in his training, which combines business, marketing, communication and the visual arts, that he's embarking upon a the entrepreneurial venture as a freelance commercial and portrait photographer and Instagram marketing strategist. "My education at WC has developed my skills in time management while I learned the in's and out's of the sports industry," he said. "Also, the knowledge of marketing and entrepreneurship are essential as I build my own business." An unexpected, yet very positive opportunity came when Mitch Blankespoor, director of athletic communication, gave him the chance to photograph such WC sports as volleyball, soccer, basketball, swimming and football. "Also, a favorite memory is working at the College Football Playoffs in California and other sports tours and trips," he added. "I also enjoyed playing Intramural flag football and being involved with the Sports Club." Trenton looks back upon his time at WC and offers a word of wisdom to those future seniors: "Be open to anything — try not to say 'no' right away. And be sure to make friends!" 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.