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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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Beloiter named Wisconsin’s next Secretary of Tourism

January 3, 2011 at 11:33 am

Stephanie Klett’89 has been named Wisconsin’s new secretary of the Department of Tourism by Governor Scott Walker. Walker, who was sworn in as Wisconsin's 45th governor yesterday, announced his pick late last week.

The appointment of the former philosophy and theatre arts/communications major (who also studied abroad in Scotland) must now be confirmed by the state Senate.  

Klett, the longtime host of the Discover Wisconsin Television and Radio Series and managing director the Discover Wisconsin Media Network, told the Beloit Daily News that her goal is to reinvigorate the state’s tourism trade and replace jobs lost during the economic downturn, and then some.

“My number one goal is that we need to get back the 24,000 jobs we lost in tourism, and then double that number,” she told reporter Justin Weaver. “Our industry dropped $1 billion and we lost all those jobs... Even in this economy I want to fight for tourism dollars. I really want Wisconsin to understand what the state can do.”

It’s been a big year for Klett. Earlier in the year, she won her first Emmy as DW host. She had been nominated six times for her work on the program, which she’s hosted since 1993. (She also produces the “Discover Wisconsin” radio program.)

Governor Walker clearly knew what he was doing when he tapped this Beloiter. According to the Discover Wisconsin website, the well-traveled Beloit native “has logged more than one million miles criss-crossing Wisconsin, researched and written over 4,000 radio programs about the state, and hosted more than 300 of the company’s signature tourism television shows.”

And that’s not all. The site also tells us she’s “a trumpet player, avid hiker, reader, lay speaker, wine lover, traveler, restaurant reviewer, motivational speaker, Harley back-seat rider, and political junkie.”