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Meet Stacy Kern-Scheerer'00
[Stacy Kern-Scheerer'00]Alumni Board Vice-President
What is your current occupation?
I am an attorney for a nonpartisan government office in Washington D.C.
What was your major and how has that played out into your life today?
I was a double major in Sociology and French. Both my majors helped me to develop the skills that I use everyday at work now – critical reading, analytical thinking, and a lot of writing.
Tell us your favorite Beloit memory.
It is impossible to name one favorite Beloit memory. But some of my favorites include rehearsing for Chelonia, directing and choreographing two of my own dance performances in the Wilson, Wednesday night air hockey tournaments in the C-Haus, having pizza delivered to the Mounds, hanging out at the Brown House with friends, and just generally being surrounded by such great and creative people.
What is your favorite alumni event?
I really enjoy Reunion weekend. I like seeing the campus, meeting and talking with Beloiters from other decades and generations, and seeing old friends and professors. I also really love BRAG events. The events show that Beloiters are truly everywhere.
What do you consider your greatest achievement that Beloit has played a part in?
I think that because Beloit instilled in me the importance of curiosity and of not being afraid to make a fool of myself, I have had the confidence to pursue things I believe in and to better tackle big and small problems. And, as hokey as it sounds, if not for Beloit, I would not have met the awesome husband that I have. Nearly everyday, at least a passing reference to something Beloit-related comes up in our house.
Why do you support Beloit College?
I have had people stop me on the sidewalk and say “hey I went to Beloit too” – like when I am wearing a Beloit sweatshirt or carrying a Beloit bag. And although we have never met before, we instantly recognize a common history and common language. I think it is a good feeling that as Beloit students and alums we are part of a community that exists outside of where we’re from, where we live, or where we work. Because I think this community is made up of interesting, passionate folks, I want to see it continue to grow and thrive.
What do you hope to accomplish on the Alumni Board?
I hope to help alums feel connected and be connected with each other and the College.
Any advice you have for current students?
Take advantage of all the possibilities at Beloit, both inside and outside the classroom. You are limited only by your own creativity and initiative.