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Buccaneer Spotlight - Sally Grimm (Fairfield)

January 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

Sally Grimm (Fairfield)

Sally Grimm (Nee Fairfield): Alumni (Class of 2007)

Sport(s): Women’s Tennis

Brookville, Indiana – Franklin County High School.

Major: Economics

Minor: Political Science

How did you find out about Beloit? Did you know a lot about Beloit when you first visited campus?

“I found out about Beloit from a college mailing.  When I visited campus for the first time, I knew almost nothing.”

We are focusing a lot on Liberal Arts in Practice at Beloit; so as part of what you practice(d) name one aspect that you took away(will take) from being a Beloit student-athlete that you use in your everyday life.

“I am a teacher and the one thing I still use is the skill of developing a research question and then going out and finding the answer.  As a teacher, I often have questions about how to best teach something and I am constantly forming questions and searching for the answer.”

What (if any) accolades did you receive (Academically/Athletically) while being a student-athlete? 

“Dean's List 7 semesters; Presidential Scholar; tennis team MVP 3 years, NCAA athlete of the week (2003); MWC Conference Champion #4 singles (2003).”

If you could name one class or professor (mentor) that really meant something to you while at Beloit, who or what would that be?

“Bob Elder (Economics Professor) inspired me with his enthusiasm and his dedication to student mastery.  I don't work in economics currently, but I am a teacher and I use his methods—most notably modeling each concept—in my own classroom.”

Name one of the most rewarding experiences you took part in while at Beloit College?

“As a senior, I presented a paper at the International Education Symposium based on my course work in political science and my study abroad in Ireland.”

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? - Name a career goal/aspiration you strive for.

“I hope to continue teaching.”

“In ONE word I would sum up Beloit College as – Eye-Opening.”