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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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Meet: Kaavya Parsa’15, future animal rights lawyer

February 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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Name: Kaavya Parsa'15

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa.

Major/minor: Literary studies.

My favorite class so far, and why you should take it: I think my favorite class would still be my FYI, which I took with Jingjing Lou. The group and Jingjing were amazing, active, and supportive, and the course material was interesting, combining issues of spirituality and ecology in different societies.

You may have seen me: In the 609 kitchen cooking for vegan co-op.

The best book I’ve read at Beloit: There have been a lot, but one that comes to mind is The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne, which we read in Cynthia McCown’s English 190 class.

What are you working on? Long term, I’m working on a career as an animal rights lawyer. Short term, I’m working on a poem called “The Queen of Hearts and the Head of State.”

What’s on your desert island jukebox? I know this is dorky, but a lot of K-pop, Bollywood, everything happy from Andy Grammar to the Beatles, and some jazz and classical.

Any advice? Once you find your purpose, go for it. Don't question it or feel nervous, because your gut instinct is probably right. For me, no matter what questions or obstacles I've faced, I've always come back to animal rights law as my future.

Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Alanna the Lioness, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Deepika Padukone (a Bollywood actress).

What gets you up in the morning? My alarm. Slowly, but (mostly) surely. In the summer and spring, the flowers and the birds!

What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? Turtle creek. It's beautiful, peaceful, in walking distance, and a great swim.

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