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- <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-6 senior-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/124/width/600/height/600/crop/1/src_region/122,306,627,811/4602_image0.rev.1588634247.png" class="lw_no_picture" alt="" loading="lazy"/><p><strong> Blaine Burgess</strong><br/> Hometown: <strong>Danville, Illinois</strong></p></div><div class="col senior-detail"><h2 class="senior-name py-2 m-0"> Blaine Burgess </h2><div class="senior-info"><div><em>magna cum laude</em></div><strong> Anthropology</strong> with Departmental <span><ul class="multi_value"><li>Honors</li></ul></span><br/><strong>Geology</strong> with Departmental <span><ul class="multi_value"><li>Honors</li></ul></span><p class="hometown">Hometown: <strong>Danville, Illinois</strong></p></div><div class="senior-awards"><a href="/commencement/prizes-awards/?name=Blaine Burgess"><ul><li>Mortar Board Honor Society </li></ul></a></div><div class="senior-quote"><em><p> “Blaine has been an amazing friend for all four years at Beloit. He brings a fun sense of humor, positive attitude and good energy everywhere on campus. Whether digging up rocks in Scotland or throwing a frisbee on Karris field, he does it with a smile and makes everyone around him happy and excited to be there. Best of luck in grad school and beyond Blaine!”</p><p> “As an anthro major, Blaine did outstanding work in my instrumental analysis course. He jumped right in and didn’t hesitate to learn the intricacies of the molecular structures relevant to our coursework. We all appreciated the unique expertise he brought to the course.”</p><p> “Blaine traveled to the archaeometry laboratory at the University of Missouri to do chemical analyses of obsidian artifacts for his senior theses in Geology and Anthropology. People there were so impressed he was seemingly immediately given a graduate school offer. He is a badass ultimate frisbee player with a bright future.”</p><p> “Blaine joined the Beloit College Jazz Band for his final two years. He improved every semester and worked his way up to playing occasional lead trumpet and to playing an exciting solo on “Hakuna Matata” from the “Lion King”. Way to go Blaine!”</p></em><div class="m-3 clearfix"><a href="/commencement/senior-profiles/index.php" class="d-inline-block pull-right"><i class="fa fa-refresh fa-2x"/></a></div></div></div></div>