Eric Gilbert of Deerfield, IL: Sports Enthusiast and Active Community Member

*Eric Gilbert of Deerfield, IL is a dedicated and motivated student currently pursuing higher education at Illinois Wesleyan University. He is on track to graduate in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in English. He is an accomplished written and verbal communicator whose articles have appeared in the Deerfield High School newspaper, Deerprints and Illinois Wesleyan’s campus newspaper, The Argus. He has been Sports Editor of both publications. He is highly interested in sports, including baseball, basketball, and especially soccer. He is currently a member of the school’s soccer team and has been a starter since 2013. He is a leader by example both on and off the field, as demonstrated through his active philanthropic work within his community, as well as his work in the classroom. He currently maintains a 3.3 grade point average. He has been recognized for his dedication to the community and his university as a leader. He is also a brother of Sigma Chi fraternity.


Eric Gilbert of Deerfield, IL is a leader by example in the classroom, on the soccer field and in his community. He is committed to making a difference in the world while trying to better the global community. He has been involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including serving as a companion for a special needs child through the North Shore Special Recreation Association. Eric Gilbert of Deerfield, IL also founded, “Lay It In for Leukemia”, the inaugural two-on-two basketball tournament at Illinois Wesleyan University, whose proceeds were dedicated to the advancement of Leukemia research.


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