After Beloit


Lynda Barry

Get a peek into Lynda Barry’s creative mind at February events

Mackey Chair Lynda Barry, the internationally acclaimed cartoonist, graphic novelist and 2019 MacArthur “Genius” fellow, is set for campus events on Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. 


Almuna Brita Sauer’97 wins prestigious poetry award

Brita Sauer’98 is the recipient of the 2022 Ruth Scott Poetry Award, sponsored by the American Academy of Poets. Brita majored in Creative Writing at Beloit and earned master’s degrees from Temple University (Creative Writing) and Rutgers University (Library Science). She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Americares Emergency Response team assesses a map of Ukraine and discusses potential points of distribution for medicines and medical supplies in Rzeszów, Poland, in March. Adam Keehn’80, director of complex humanitarian emergencies for Americares, is on the far right.

Addressing a health crisis in a war zone

Adam Keehn’80 and his team at Americares are bringing much-needed medicines and medical supplies to people in Ukraine.

Sasha Debevec-McKenney’12

Poetry, Politics, and Presidential Graves

Sasha Debevec-McKenney’12, an alumna, recently published a poem in The New Yorker . She is currently teaching poetry and creative writing at Beloit.

Ben Katz led the Beloit Fiction Journal’s editorial team last year.

Putting pen to paper

As he transitions from college to career, Ben Katz’21 hopes to combine his interests in public service with writing in the nonprofit sector — and pen stories for literary journals on the side.

Students attend an alumni panel on “Unexpected Career Trajectories” hosted by the Worldbuilding Career Channel.

Students and Alumni Discuss “Unexpected Career Trajectories”

Beloit College alumni joined current students for a conversation about how their humanities majors—from Religious Studies to Modern Languages and Literatures—prepared them to navigate new and exciting career paths, helping them adapt to fields as diverse as autism consulting, fiction writing, financial investment, and advising experiential learning.

Julia Heney’10

Living the writer’s life

Julia Heney’10 knew she wanted to write when she came to Beloit. She found the encouragement and opportunities she needed to realize her dream.


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