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Donna Niesman


The Beloit College 168th commencement will begin on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 12:00 p.m. CST due to a slight rain delay. The weather looks to be a bit chilly with a chance of rain, so please plan on bringing an umbrella. More information about the ceremony and full schedule of events is available on the commencement website. Also, for those unable to attend, we will live stream the ceremony at, and the recording will be made available via our YouTube channel after the event has ended. 

Congratulations to the Beloit College Class of 2018!

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dn_aa08.jpgClass of 1968

Awarded in 2008

A French seminar in 1966 did more than broaden horizons for Donna Niesman, of the class of 1968. It gave her life numerous directions and inspired her to a career in travel. Her time at Beloit developed her key interest in people that led to thirteen years serving the people of Illinois and decades more of service to the graduates of Beloit. Today, with her bags always packed, she runs her own travel agency and uses her frequent flier miles to keep in touch with far-flung classmates here and abroad. Secretary of the Beloit College Alumni Association Board of Directors, class agent to the class of 1968 for two decades, class officer, generous Chapin Society member, and career advisor to students, she has never lost her touch with people and her love of this College. On this, the 40 th anniversary of her graduation, the Beloit College Alumni Association is honored to confer upon her its annual Alumni Award in recognition of her devotion, service and support of this College.