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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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First-year selected for prestigious Kemper Program

May 13, 2014 at 7:44 am

Emalie Thern’17 has been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. The program has been sponsored by the James S. Kemper Foundation of Chicago, Ill., since 1948.

Thern, a first-year from New London, Wis., is a member of the college’s varsity softball team, the ONE club, and the anthropology club. She continues to be involved with 4-H as a mentor to younger members, and plans to major in anthropology.

The mission of the Kemper Scholars Program is to prepare students for leadership and service, especially in the fields of organizational administration and business. Aiming to promote education in the liberal arts, the program provides students opportunities for career exploration and practical experience.

Kemper Scholars represent the best undergraduates from a group of 16 exemplary liberal arts colleges around the country, according to Dr. Ryan LaHurd, the president and executive director of the James S. Kemper Foundation.

“They are selected because they are committed to their studies and service in their communities and because they have exhibited leadership and well-rounded, ethical character. Throughout the more than six decades of the program, scholars have gone on to make outstanding contributions as leaders in organizations around the country," he said.

Kemper Scholars receive annual scholarships up to $10,000 based on need during their sophomore, junior and senior years of college, and they receive stipends to cover the costs of their work as interns in major non-profit organizations in Chicago during the summer following their sophomore year. Scholars are placed in full-time administrative positions where they can learn about such things as financial management, organizational strategy, fund raising and nonprofit administration.

During the summer following their junior year, scholars are eligible for summer stipends to cover the costs of a learning opportunity in an internship in a for-profit corporation. Each year all Kemper Scholars attend a national conference to discuss summer projects, meet with former Kemper Scholars, and consider topics in administration, leadership and business.

For more information on the Kemper Foundation, visit www.jskemper.org.