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Reflection: Kimberly Suji Helmer

Posted: January 9, 2012

I originally chose Wilson because I was interested in a college not too far from home that offered the opportunity to ride so that I could pursue this interest while attending college.

With the equestrian center right on campus, it has been very convenient for me to be at the barns and keep up with all of my class work.

Wilson offers so many different opportunities that are important to me. I can pursue my interests in riding, as well as look forward to studying abroad. Getting involved in campus activities is very
rewarding. I joined the intercollegiate lacrosse team and traveled to other colleges in our league that are in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. For me, this was something new and I found it to be
very rewarding.

Honestly, I had no idea what it would be like to be at a college for women. I can say that I made a lot of new friends, many of whom I hope to have made for life.

This past year Wilson was looking for its next president because our president was retiring. When candidates were brought to campus, students were provided with opportunities to meet and talk with
them. One of us even served on the search committee right along with members of our Board of Trustees, faculty and staff. Students are looking forward to our new college president to see what
changes and new ideas she will have for Wilson.

Our science center is definitely impressive. Many labs are loaded with hands-on models and displays related to the sciences and equestrian and veterinary pursuits. Our small classes are definitely
a plus, especially in more difficult classes such as biology. Our faculty are helpful and want students to succeed.

To make the most out of college, it is up to you to get involved in activities, clubs, athletic teams and riding teams. Don’t be afraid to try new things because here at Wilson you are encouraged to do
just that. In addition to getting a good education, you will have fun if you participate in whatever is happening on campus.

Last Updated: January 10, 2012