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Charles Eugene Gates


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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Class of 1927

Alumnus, father of an alumnus and husband of an alumna, your alma mater is proud of your steady climb to the top in the field of newspaper advertising and radio.  Shortly after you left Beloit with your degree you joined the classified advertising department of the Chicago Tribune, going into the field of radio advertising thirteen years later with Station W-G-N.  From your position as general sales manager you recently were appointed station manager.   You have served on the board of directors of the Broadcasting Advertising Club of Chicago, and recently were honored as “Boss of the Year” by the National Secretaries’ Conference.  You have been faithful to the social ideals of Beloit by serving your home community of Wheaton in many capacities.  You have also been of invaluable aid to your alma mater as chairman of its Alumni Fund.  Your classmates of thirty-five years ago join with us in acknowledging your constructive life and faithful leadership in the awarding of this Distinguished Service Citation.