Alumni Profile: Eric Richardson ’11

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August 12, 2011 - 8:49am - August 15, 2011 - 8:49am

Achievement, prosperity, fulfillment, satisfaction: these are the words Eric Richardson ’11 LS uses to define his thoughts on success. As president of Prelude, Medaille’s student-produced literary magazine, Richardson compiled over three dozen poems, short stories and photographs from 14 undergraduate students into the final collection for Prelude’s 2011 edition.

He fondly remembers the lasting relationships he has made with faculty and staff members over four years. "Medaille College...will always have a special place in my heart. The College has given me so many opportunities to learn and grow as a student…the faculty and staff continuously challenge me to reach my goals."

"If I had to choose just one person who has gone the extra mile for me, I would have to say my advisor, Erin Pawlak [academic advisement counselor]," he continued. "She helped me set the goals I wanted to achieve in class and career-wise. She is truly a special person to me and I will forever be grateful to her." As a writer, Richardson wants "other people to take something away from what I have written. I want to relate to others in my work, and I also want people to relate to me."

Citing poetry as the genre in which he is most comfortable, he offered, "Poetry is such a powerful art form because it can convey so many emotions. Poetry can make you laugh, make you cry, and most of all make you think deeply about love and life in general."    

This content was originally published in the summer 2011 issue of the Medaille Magazine.

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The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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