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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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Apple graduates, gets a job

September 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

 

After about a year-and-a-half of preparation and training, Apple is now a working guide dog.

For those of you new to campus, Apple is a black Labrador retriever raised by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kristin Bonnie to become an OccuPaws guide dog. The Madison-based, non-profit raises and trains guide dogs and then gives them free-of-charge to visually impaired children and adults in Wisconsin.

Apple and Kristin 

As a puppy-raiser, Bonnie’s role was to teach Apple basic obedience skills and puppy manners as well as to socialize her. Subsequently, the professor took Apple with her everywhere, including  campus, where she became a beloved Beloiter.

Bonnie bid farewell to Apple earlier this year as the canine moved on to the next stage of her training, and over the summer Apple lived with and learned from OccuPaw’s guide-dog trainer.

In mid-August, just as everyone arrived back on campus, Apple finished her training alongside her new partner, Angie. Apple now resides full time with Angie and her husband in Monticello, Wis., as a working guide dog.

 As is tradition, OccuPaws will hold a formal graduation ceremony next month to celebrate the new pair.

Before Apple was placed, Bonnie had the opportunity to take Apple for a “test drive” one hot afternoon in late July. Though Bonnie hadn’t seen Apple since February, she said it was clear her former canine companion remembered her.

Walking with Apple 

After their reunion, Bonnie strapped on a blindfold, grabbed onto Apple’s harness, and took off on a 30-minute walk where it was clear Apple was in charge.

“I can honestly say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life,” Bonnie said.