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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 Katia Pilar Colin’16, a Beloiter and BIFF intern discovering unknown art

February 11, 2014 at 7:59 am

Meet Katia Pilar Colin’16, a Beloiter and BIFF intern discovering unknown art

Name: Katia Pilar Colin’16.

Hometown: Waukegan, Ill.

Major/minor: Environmental biology.

What brought me to Beloit: A higher education, but I've learned that Beloit is so much more than that. I'm grateful for the opportunities and the people.

My favorite class so far, and why you should take it: Anthropology and sociology, because they taught me the importance of culture and societal forces.

You may have seen me: In OEC, Peace and Justice house, Java Joint, the library, or C-Haus

How I got involved with the Beloit International Film Festival: Kristy McClammer got me to volunteer last year, and it was great meeting all the filmmakers! I knew I wanted to be part of the festival once I learned more about it.

What the experience has taught me: That working can be very fun if you like your coworkers, and that there is a lot of unknown great art out there.

The BIFF movie/event you shouldn't miss: Tu Seras Un Homme. Interesting, engaging story that leaves you thinking and that features very real, charming characters.

What are you working on? I am one of the contacts for the filmmakers coming to Beloit. Many are going to attend the festival, and everyone should go see their films!

What’s on your desert island jukebox? The Beatles, Manu Chao, and anything with a good beat and sung from the heart.

What’s on your Beloit College bucket list? Have a lot of interesting conversations, and learn an instrument well enough to jam.

Any do-over requests to lodge with the universe? Explain. No climate change. Plus, because of this winter.

Favorite meal? Anything homemade and with avocado and cheese. Yeah.

What can’t you live without? My journal and a pen. I like to have them around so that I can write down any idea that pops into my mind.

Any advice? Every good is perfection. And find inspiration every day.

What do you do in your free time? What do you wish you did in your free time? I read, write, spend time with my loved ones, and learn stuff. I would like to spend more time outside. Kind of hard right now. Haha.

Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Don't have them. This is tough. Paul McCartney, Lao Tzu, and Abraham Lincoln for now.

What gets you up in the morning? The possibility of learning more about the world and having exciting adventures.

Who are your heroes? My family. I really like them. They inspire me every day.

What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? The swing chair by the Wright Museum in the summer at noon. Sunny, green, peaceful, and beautiful.

Proudest moment? When I finish backpacking trips with OEC. They're often scary and tough, but it's great to get lost in the middle of nowhere with no responsibilities.

What’s your karaoke standard? Not good at all, but I try. Haha.

What are you most looking forward to? Traveling to foreign lands, meeting new people, eating their food, experiencing their culture, and owning a hammock someday.