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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: Associate Director of Admissions Bill Mortimer

January 6, 2014 at 7:39 am

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Name: Bill Mortimer

Occupation: Assistant director of admissions.

Hometown: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, but spent the last seven years in Vermont and Maine.

What brought me to Beloit: I first learned of Beloit during my own college search and was drawn to the engaged community. Beloit has been on a short list of schools I was willing to leave New England for since I began working in higher education.

You may have seen me: Around Middle College, checking out restaurants in town, and at events all over campus.

Favorite meal? A friend introduced me to a tiny ramen restaurant in Northeast D.C. Since then I never visit without getting a bowl of kimchi ramen with an extra egg and an extra side of kimchi.

Any advice? From one of my favorite graduations speeches: Wonder, question, and know that a call home is sometimes all you need.

What do you do in your free time? What do you wish you did in your free time? In my free time I love to cook, eat, hike, fish, and spend time with family. I'm also an avid homebrewer. I wish the Midwest had mountains. Skiing is a lot more difficult when you can't let gravity do all the work.

What gets you up in the morning? Coffee. My cat is also pretty persistent when she is ready to be fed.

What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? Shortly after moving to Beloit I discovered Tacos Gonzales in the parking lot of the auto parts store across the river. No Tuesday is complete without tacos al pastor, and this is by far the best truck-based Mexican food in Beloit.

What are you most looking forward to? Meeting and learning from current students, staff, and faculty, and helping the next generation of Beloiters see how their goals might be realized here.

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