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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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Beloit’s Summer Bridge program helps students soar

August 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Beloit College’s federally-funded TRiO-SSS program has track record of success

Last week, a group of 23 students from as close as Wisconsin to as far away as Louisiana and Los Angeles arrived at Beloit College. Most of them are among the first in their families to attend college. To assist them in their early endeavors at the college, Beloit offers a federally-funded program --and a collection of staff, faculty, and upperclassmen-- intent on helping them get a strong start.

Called “Summer Bridge,” the program (organized by the Student Support Services office) offers students an early introduction to the college. Over six days leading up to the start of classes participants sit in on mock class presentations, prepare assignments, meet with their first-year advisers, network with key staff, and much more.

Why all this before the semester begins?

“It’s an opportunity for these students to come to campus to build a community and have access to key faculty and staff,” said Jennifer Stitt, assistant director of Student Support Services. “They get to know the ins and outs of the program and how they’ll participate throughout the year, so when they start their college career they have a sense of belonging and confidence. They’ll already have had some smaller successes and know who they need to know on campus.”

It seems to be working. According to the most up-to-date numbers, 97 percent of Summer Bridge participants persisted from year one to year two at Beloit. One recent success story is Amanda Lawnicki’14, who studied abroad in Russia, served as a Weissberg Scholar, participated in Model UN, and job shadowed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Current students also praise Summer Bridge for helping them succeed in college. “My Beloit experience would not have been the same if I were not in it,” said Brandon Diop’17. “It prepared me for Beloit, having different college prep lessons and knowing the different people and offices on campus. It keeps you in check and on top of your work.”

Dewight Walker’17 added: “For me, it helped me realize that college is a different ball game and that I would have to buckle down more and stay focused.”