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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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Youd Rotary’s Teacher of the Month

January 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm


The Beloit Rotary Club named Beloit College Associate Professor Daniel Youd Teacher of the Month at its Tuesday, Jan. 25 meeting.

Youd, who joined Beloit College in 2002, teaches Chinese in the modern languages and literatures department, which he also chairs.

“I’m deeply honored,” Youd said of the recognition. “Of course, to be a good teacher, one has to have great students, stimulating colleagues, and a supportive staff. I’ve been fortunate to find them here at Beloit College.”

The Beloit Rotary Club solicits nominations from area school leaders, then chooses a teacher of the month from a rotating category of Beloit-area schools, including colleges, high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. 

Last spring, Youd also received the Underkofler Prize for Excellence in Teaching, an award sponsored by the Alliant Energy Foundation and the Wisconsin Federation of Independent Colleges. The nominations for that award came from Youd’s students, who praised him for “making a difficult subject consistently fascinating and rewarding,” and “creating a positive atmosphere in class.”

Ann Davies, Beloit’s provost and dean of the college, nominated Youd for the award. She says that in addition to being an excellent teacher, Youd has proven to be an effective campus leader who has built support for Asian Studies, forged exchange programs with Henan and Shandong Universities in China, and helped to bring Chinese cultural events to campus, such as the Peking Opera. He also chaired the Academic Strategic Planning Committee at the college, she says. “In that role, he helped shepherd to successful passage the first major revision to the college’s liberal arts curriculum in more than 20 years last fall.”

Youd holds a B.A. degree in East Asian Civilization from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in East Asian Studies from Princeton University.