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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: the new Director of Strategic Research and Assessment, Ellie O’Byrne

December 11, 2013 at 7:44 am

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Name: Ellie O'Byrne’05

Occupation: Director of strategic research and assessment.

Hometown: Wilmington, Del.

What brought me (back) to Beloit: This job!

You may have seen me: Showing my face at events all over campus! Meeting people all around campus and finding out about what they do really helps me understand how what I do can fit with--or assist--their work. My role is to figure out how to use the information we already have or could collect at the college to get better outcomes for students. What do we know about ourselves and what we are doing? Are we fulfilling the college's mission? How could we improve?

What are you working on? My first task here is compiling data from a lot of different campus sources that will go into a report called "The Common Dataset.” Most colleges publish these reports about themselves, and anyone can use the information to compare different colleges using common language and common measures: things like how many students are enrolled, the percent of students that live off campus, and what kinds of student activities are available. I'm currently working with a lot of different people and offices across the college to get the numbers we need. You may hear from me!

Favorite meal? Bagels and cream cheese. Toasted, obviously.

What can’t you live without? People. The only thing worse than being left in a place with no other people would be being left with no other people but with lots of zombies.

What’s on your desert island jukebox? It wouldn't matter. I would go crazy so fast (see "What can't you live without?"). I wouldn't even care.

Any advice? Before you walk away from any chair or seat, always look back at it to find the things you might have dropped or put down.

What gets you up in the morning? A good shove.

What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? I've just moved back to Beloit after eight years away, so suggestions are welcome!

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