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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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Life trustee, alumnus, and ‘true Beloiter’ Dave Threinen has died

August 22, 2013 at 5:50 am

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In an email to campus Wednesday (Aug. 21), President Bierman informed the Beloit community that Dave Threinen’56 passed away on Tuesday night.

A memorial service will be held in Eaton Chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow in the Wright Museum of Art Courtyard.  

Threinen earned a B.S. in anthropology and geology magna cum laude from Beloit in 1956 before pursuing a master’s degree in geology from Northwestern, where he was the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson fellowship. Threinen held the title of President and CEO three times—at Statex Petroleum, Convest Energy Corporation, and Thri-Tec Corporation, in addition to vice president, COO, and other managerial roles with companies including J. M. Huber, Tricentrol United States, and Pan American Petroleum (Amoco).

Threinen served the college as an alumni trustee from 1981-84 and a trustee from 1984-2006, and he was elected life trustee in 2006—the same year that he and wife Jane’56 were awarded a Distinguished Service Citation, the Alumni Association’s highest honor. (Read the citation here.)

“There is much to say and celebrate about this man, but I’ll end with this,” wrote Bierman. “If you have a copy of Sweet Mad Youth of Old Beloit handy, turn to page 861 and read Dean William Alderman’s “True Beloiter” chapel address from 1925. If ever there was a true Beloiter, it was Dave Threinen. I think you’ll agree.”