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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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Postcards: Indonesia with Alex Allen’14

November 27, 2013 at 7:28 am

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Name: Alexandra Allen’14

Hometown: Chesapeake Beach, Md.

Study abroad semester and location: Spring 2013, Indonesia.

What was the best meal you had abroad? Nasi goreng. It is basically an Indonesian version of fried rice. Very spicy but so good.

What were the three most important things you packed in your suitcase and why? Yoga mat. Bali is filled with yogis from all over the world. It was amazing to practice with so many great people; a camera--Bali is gorgeous! I had to capture every moment; and an iPod Touch. This was my best friend while I was abroad. There are so many free apps that I used to stay in touch with my friends and family. It made being 20,000 miles away from home so much easier.

Why was it important to you, as a minority student, to study abroad? I wanted to make sure I saw the world for myself. I think there are so many negative preconceptions of how certain people and cultures interact with each other.  These can easily become ingrained in a person’s mind and prevent people from seeing the places they desire. I wanted to have my own experiences and make my own conclusions about the world instead of having someone tell me about theirs.

How will your study abroad experience be beneficial to you in the future? Traveling abroad is a great resume booster. Not only does it make people perceive you as more cultured, it sets you apart from other applicants.

Some words of advice for other minorities who want to study abroad: Learn how to conquer your fears. So many minorities fear travel because they don’t want to face any racism. Traveling abroad is such a rewarding experience. You will have memories that will last you a lifetime. Don’t make a big deal out of things you can’t control.

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