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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/0,0,957,957/4739_IMG_1991_2.rev.1588955731.jpg" class="lw_no_picture" alt="" loading="lazy"/><p><strong> Ziming Wu</strong><br/> Hometown: <strong>Dongguan, China</strong></p></div><div class="col senior-detail"><h2 class="senior-name py-2 m-0"> Ziming Wu </h2><div class="senior-info"><div><em>summa cum laude</em></div><strong> Art History</strong><br/><strong>History</strong> with Departmental <span><ul class="multi_value"><li>Honors</li></ul></span><br/><strong>Interdisciplinary Studies: East Asian Studies </strong><p class="hometown">Hometown: <strong>Dongguan, China</strong></p></div><div class="senior-awards"><a href="/commencement/prizes-awards/?name=Ziming Wu"><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Studies Prize </li><li>Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society </li><li>Mortar Board Honor Society </li><li>Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society </li></ul></a></div><div class="senior-quote"><em><p> “I’ve never had Ziming as a student but Ziming’s presence on campus is so prevalent that it’s hard not to know him. Ziming, with his camera, has taken some of the best pictures to document and publicize campus life and events. I am especially impressed by his photograph exhibit at ABBA comparing life of people in Dongguan, China with those in Beloit. A truly bold and remarkable project!”</p><p> “I encountered Simon (Ziming) Wu as he was setting foot on the campus for the very first time. After days of travel (from China) and encountering a new culture and being lost, he was so cheerful! He was repeatedly pleasant and respectful as I encountered him throughout his first term, talking about his experience with enthusiasm and joyfulness. Then with Thanksgiving, I received an email greeting from him (“and it is an AMERICAN holiday”, I thought), followed by another one for New Year’s. (While on his break, he did this thoughtful gesture!). Whether in the cafeteria, on the sidewalk, or in my office, he was so pleasant, good-natured, and respectful! In addition to continuing the likes of what I already described, he holds a tea during finals week for faculty and staff (so that WE take a minute to relax). How thoughtful is that?</p><p> Whenever I run into Simon, it is always a pleasant experience and he always seems genuinely interested in how I am doing. Even when there are things going on that we all are struggling with, he tends to find the silver lining.</p><p> I am also aware that he has had a stellar academic performance. He is triple majoring: a self-designed interdisciplinary studies major, Art History, and History with nearly a 4.0 GPA.</p><p> I will always remember Simon fondly.”</p><p> “Simon (Ziming) is THE NICEST student I have met in my 8+ years at Beloit! It always makes me smile when I see Simon’s name on his photos that appear in various places on campus. And I am extremely honored to have been invited to participate in his end of semester tea gatherings.”</p><p> “Simon’s end-of-semester tea ceremonies to honor the people who have supported him in his success are legendary and so clearly embody Simon’s kindness, humility, and ability to connect with others. I have one of his photos framed on my wall, and look forward to enjoying it for years to come!”</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>