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Meet Michelle Smith Padfield'98

Michelle Smith Padfield’98

Alumni Board Member
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What is your current occupation?
Contracting Officer for a federal agency.

What was your major and how has that played out into your life today?
Political Science and Middle/High School Education. This combination has helped me in working my way into the Government sector and using my skills as a teacher to communicate with people.

Tell us your favorite Beloit memory.
Student Memory – watching the Muppet Show every night before dinner with my dorm-mates.  

Alumni Memory – breaking my elbow during my cluster reunion and not realizing it until the next day.

What is your favorite alumni event?
Homecoming/Reunion Weekend.

What do you consider your greatest achievement that Beloit has played a part in?
Through my experiences at Beloit College I was able to be open to taking risks which in turn have helped me to become successful in both my personal and professional life.

Why do you support Beloit College?
The College gave me so much and I just want to give some of that back!

What do you hope to accomplish on the Alumni Board?
To assist in keeping non-local alumni connected to the College.

Any advice you have for current students?
Enjoy every moment!  Beloit is a very unique place and it is one that will be a part of your life forever!!