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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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Museum Mondays: Putting a face to the museums with students, and Aaron Wilson

October 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Who greets visitors when they enter the Logan and Wright Museums? Students! Who staffs the museums’ gift shop? Students! Who supervises and mentors these students? A former student, of course.

Last month, the museums welcomed Aaron M. Wilson’99 as their new office coordinator. Aaron is responsible for training, scheduling, and supervising the museum attendants. He takes over from Becky Moffett’85 who moved into a full-time position across campus after many successful years at the helm of the museums’ corps of student attendants.

Aaron is an accomplished alumnus. He is the author of the Publishers Weekly noted story “The Paperless Doctrine of 2152” found in the short story collection, The Last Man Standing, and has published two short story collections. He holds an M.F.A in writing from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minn., and a B.A. in creative writing, rhetoric and discourse, with a minor in environmental studies, from Beloit; in the past he’s taught English composition, literature, and environmental science, and held management positions in publishing and bookstores.

His plans for developing museum attendant staff include social media, marketing, office and inventory management, purchasing, and docent tours. When he is not in the office, he can usually be found gallivanting around Beloit with his 2-year-old daughter, Nora.

Museum attendants are Beloit students of diverse backgrounds and interests. They not only welcome visitors to the museum but also coordinate with security officers when opening and closing the museums. They also have significant responsibilities in gift shop management. The position is one of Beloit’s most popular work-study jobs, with many more applicants than available slots.

When you visit the museums, be sure to chat with the student attendants and seek out Aaron in his office on the second floor of the Wright Museum, room 211.

Museum Mondays: Putting a face to the museums with students, and Aaron Wilson 

Above: Aaron Wilson’99, museum attendant Alyssa Cupp’17, and turtle puppets invite you to visit the Museums’ Gift Shop.