Edward M. Rock
Class of 1999
Awarded in 2009
Dedicated. Driven. Sincere. All strong descriptors, all words used to describe Eddie Rock, a member of the Class of 1999 in a letter of recommendation that accompanied his application for admission to Beloit College. Fortunately for Beloit, those words written by his mother would prove to be completely accurate. While a student, and captain of the soccer team, Eddie’s drive and dedication led to victories for the Buccaneers, but more impressively to the making of a team that was unified in mind and spirit. When adversity presented itself on the soccer field or in the classroom, it was Eddie’s dedication, drive, and ability to be humble and sincere, that enabled him to overcome obstacles, and take the lessons learned and apply them to life during and after Beloit.
After graduating from Beloit with a degree in Political Science, Eddie knew he had to stay true to his three loves; soccer, politics, and Beloit College. While attending William Mitchell College of Law, he joined the Beloit College Alumni Association Board of Directors where he quickly proved he was an agent of change. With Eddie at the helm the alumni board introduced a robust on-line community and International BRAG Night, both opportunities to engage and unite alumni across the country and around the world. His quiet but persuasive demeanor has garnered support for the soccer program of Beloit, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, local and national political campaigns, and last but certainly not least, his campaign to marry the love of his life, Lisa.
Proving that you can have it all, and that there is an entrepreneur waiting to be set free in all Beloit College graduates, Eddie is a currently a Principal & FIFA Licensed Players’ Agent with Libero Sports, an international boutique sports business firm specializing in soccer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It is with the utmost respect and admiration that on the tenth anniversary of his graduation from Beloit College, the Beloit College Alumni Association presents Eddie Rock with the Young Alumni Award. We look forward to many more years of collaboration, and opportunities to say, “Eddie, you Rock!”