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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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Seeing it first-hand: two Beloiters headed to South Korea

March 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm


KurtzAt this time next week, sophomore Mackenzie Kurtz and first-year Kyle Bohrer will be headed to South Korea.

“This will be the first time I’ve ever been overseas,” says Kurtz, of Austin, Texas. “To actually go to a foreign country will be exciting—even the international flight.”

The two Beloiters will be part of a group of 75 students as part of the Council on International Educational Exchange’s second annual South Korea Scholarship Program. 

CIEE is offering the program in partnership with the Korea Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of Korea throughout the international community. Kurtz, Bohrer, and their fellow travelers will be hosted by Yonsei University, located in Seoul. They’ll attend academic lectures, tours, and cultural excursions throughout the program, with the intention of fostering understanding and diplomacy between the U.S. and South Korea. 

“I’ve always really liked Korea,” says Kurtz. “I was interested in the culture and learning the language.” As an international relations and Japanese double major, she’s curious to see how her experience in the Korean peninsula will stack up with a study-abroad stint in Japan next year.

Similarly, Bohrer wants to compare Korean culture with the time he spent in China over the summer – he spent two months Peking University in Beijing, working in an internship on rice genetics.

“I have a fascination with Asian culture in general, and being able to visit South Korea for 10 days will be an amazing experience!” he says. A freshman from Medford, Minn., Bohrer feels there’s no better way to experience a country than visiting it first hand and literally sinking your teeth into it.

“I’m excited for the food—I’ve never had it before. I’ve heard Korean food is really spicy,” he says. “You can read all about [a place] in textbooks, but I think it’s different when you’re interacting with locals and people.”