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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”


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Pup in the Science Center

December 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm

 

puppy post 1After a winter break away from campus, Beloiters will probably be bounding through the halls of the Science Center with renewed enthusiasm. At least one of them won’t be human.

That’s Apple, a guide-dog-in-training. The ten-week-old black Labrador retriever is currently being raised by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kristin Bonnie through the OccuPaws Guide Dog Association. Bonnie found out about the organization while training her other dog, a Lab/shepherd mix, and decided to give raising a puppy a try.

Puppy-raising volunteers are asked to socialize the puppies, expose them to a variety of public situations like restaurants and concerts, and teach them basic commands—sit, stay, down—and observe their personalities. A guide dog, Bonnie says, needs to be confident and willing to work.

“The goal right now is to keep it really short and positive,” says Bonnie, who has had Apple in her care for about a week. “The hope is that this spring she’ll be on campus every day, coming to class.”

So far, the pup has received a warm reception on campus. “Everyone’s been really excited and supportive of this whole endeavor,” Bonnie says. “My colleagues in psychology have been great.”

If all goes as planned and Apple is accepted for further training as a guide dog, Bonnie will have to give her up within a year-and-a-half.

“Giving her up will definitely be hard,” she admits. “But I’ll be giving her to a person whose life is going to change because of her.”

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