Ever notice a student on campus that you swore graduated three years ago, but then realize it’s a first-year who could be that past Beloiter’s identical twin?
A group of RAs decided to create a little project around this phenomenon, on historical doppelgangers of current Beloiters. Alexandra Hinck, Josh Smith, Alyse Gowgiel, and Sarah-Jane Cikara thought it would bring some fun and pride to campus by highlighting some student and alums from the present and past.
“I thought that a lot of Beloit pride comes through our history, which is how we connected the two and thought of the idea,” Hinck says. “We simply looked through a lot of the different yearbooks that Fred [Burwell, the college’s archivist] had in the archives and spent hours just looking people up. It was a lot of fun to see all of the similar faces of today with the past.”
Below, a selection of some of the Beloit dopplegangers the group discovered--have any to contribute? Email them to us (email@example.com) and we’ll publish them!
Fun Fact: After graduation, my plans are to get a bartending license, a nursing license, become fluent in Spanish, and learn how to box and lift heavy weights and hopefully travel the world, especially in Latin America.
Doppelganger: Margaret Steuerle, who was in the 1951 yearbook
Fun Fact: I grew up on a farm.
Doppelganger: Gordon Bourgin, who is in the 1951 yearbook
Major: Literary Studies
Fun Fact: I hope to spend the rest of my life researching and writing about birds.
Doppelganger: Lois Clark, who is in the 1951 yearbook
Major: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Fun Fact: Over winter break, a monkey stole my lunch and ran me off a beach.
Doppelganger: Amy Bertholomey’93