After Beloit


Stories

Marcos Arroyo’16, left, and Bob Norris’66 met when Norris visited an environmental studies class on campus. Since then, the two have become good friends.

Kindred spirits across five decades

Bob Norris’66 and Marcos Arroyo’16 consider each other close friends, talking for hours on the phone every few months. Although they graduated 50 years apart, these Beloiters have plenty to agree on.

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Kenny Andejeski’12

Curiosity and common purpose

Kenny Andejeski’12 came to Beloit to become a high school football coach. He left committed to finding common purpose in community and to a life shaped by curiosity.

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Grady Spencer ’22

Grady Spencer ’22 to promote access to the country’s largest national forest

The Tongass National Forest stretches along the coast of southeastern Alaska.

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Maria Elvira Lopez’21 standing in front of potted plants

Leaving Home to Grow and Develop a Career Path

Maria Elvira Lopez’21 chose Beloit College in order to grow and prepare for a career focused on environmental sustainability. Opportunities at Beloit College to apply learning in real-life settings helped land her a post-graduation job in the sector that means most to her.

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Layna Thompson ’22 with boyfriend Zach (left) and brother Ross (right.)

Layna Thompson ’21 plays key role in supporting Best Buy’s sustainability and social impact initiatives

She monitors industry trends and changes, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new environmental disclosure regulations and the evolving criteria of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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Maura Hanley, with friends Emily Fulcher, Ocean Clevette, Amy Ward.

Maura Hanley’22 will work for the Ice Age Trail Alliance

Maura reported that her environmental studies capstone project was critical to getting the position: “The interviewers were really impressed with my knowledge and research I’ve done regarding environmental justice and Indigenous rights, which they view as an important asset for this position.”

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Marcos Arroyo’16 collecting water samples, surveying vegetation, and using a sonde to measure water quality.

Career ready after learning in and outside the classroom

Miami native Marcos Arroyo’16 went from feeling out of place as a first-year student to thriving after finding his focus and opportunities to apply what he was learning outside the classroom.

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