Name: Bob Dignazio
Occupation: Head men's lacrosse coach at Beloit College
Hometown/residence: Beloit. Lived six of the last seven years in Ohio, but am originally from Philadelphia.
How would you explain lacrosse to someone who's never played it? In a few sentences, it is similar to basketball's Xs and Os around the net, but very free-flowing in the midfield, like soccer or hockey. The physical contact is similar to hockey. The pace of the sport is very fast -- lacrosse is known as "the fastest game on two feet."
What are a few of your favorite things? Spending time with family (especially my two nephews and two nieces), traveling, exercising, and trying to keep up with my twin brother (he just ran a half-marathon).
What three items go in your desert island backpack? A Beloit Buccaneer polo shirt, my GPS, and a gallon of orange juice.
What’s on your desert island jukebox? Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, CCR.
Any advice? "Remember that life is a voyage, not a sprint." --My father
What do you do in your free time? Explore new things to do in Beloit, watch baseball, and work (slowly) towards my master's degree.
Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Jack Ramsay, Bill Cosby, and Joe Paterno.
Which talent would you most like to have? Dunk a basketball...I'm 5'9"
What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? Pearl Lake
What’s the number one thing on your bucket list? Travel to my great grandparents' hometown in Italy.
What are you most looking forward to? Seeing students on campus this fall and the first lacrosse game at Strong Stadium in the spring of 2013!
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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.”