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Eric Guerrero '12

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Elgin, Illinois

Sociology major
Future TV host
Track team runner
Swing dancer
Refrigerator raider

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"When choosing a college, look at where you're going to be comfortable. The setting and atmosphere should fit your personality."

Always an affable guy, Eric found Ambrose's safe and friendly atmosphere to be a great fit. Coming from a military school background, he enjoys the structure and small size of the classes. The thing he likes best about college? Everyone is different. He's getting a new perspective from his classmates' cultures and upbringings.

As the first person in his family to go to college, he's driven to succeed. If Eric has his way, after graduation he'll become a public speaker or grace your television as a talk show host. When he's not in class, you can find him running the track or working in the Office of Student Concerns and Retention.

In his/her own words:

How did you adapt to college life?

I came to St. Ambrose with six or seven of my friends from high school. We still talk and try to keep in touch. They've helped me branch out and try new things. I've moved around a lot, and I've always been able to adapt to different surroundings, from city to country. This is a quieter time for me, so I can focus on my future.

How did you pick your major?

I didn't declare my major until second semester. My sociology teacher caught my attention, and as class went on, I became passionate about it. Sociology is interesting; instead of analyzing how people think, you're thinking of how society impacts them. You notice it in the little things in day-to-day life.

Have you changed since you came to Ambrose?

I'm more independent. I'm ready to live on my own and take care of my own things. But it's OK to ask for help when I need it.

What do you do to pass the time?

Track takes up a fair amount of time. I travel a lot for meets-St. Louis, Florida, Indiana. I love to compete. I also enjoy hanging out and playing video games. I like getting a big group together to play Ultimate Frisbee on the football fields. I wish it were a professional sport.

I recently participated in a dance show with the dance team. A friend asked me to be her swing dance partner. I thought it would be cool to learn-and it turns out I'm pretty good at it!

What's your secret for a better campus living?

Bring two refrigerators. You think one is enough, but it's not. Especially if you eat as much as me.

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