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Beloiters lovingly wear out their turtle socks. Take this pair from Nick Mischler’14, which he brought to Japan while studying abroad.

The socks that sold me

I’m not arguing that I went to Beloit just because I received turtle socks in the mail from President Scott Bierman. That would be a little silly. But it reminded me of the reasons why I already loved Beloit — and still love it to this day. (Plus, the socks are awesome.)

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(from left to right) Danny Connolly’17, Catherine Krol’17, Lucy Holden’16, & Joey Buttlar

Students bring back Honey Cellar to perform on campus

“A founder of Bits and Pieces, a Fulbright scholar, and a writer walk into a bar.”

Not a sentence looking for a punchline — it’s actually a true statement, and it illustrates the variety of paths three Beloit alums took to form the band Honey Cellar, a folk rock quartet based in Chicago.

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Tony Renzema’22 at left with the campus band Saturn Hat.

Beloit’s been quite a ride for Tony Renzema’22

A flexible curriculum, liberal arts focus, and affordability first drew Tony Renzema to Beloit. He’ll graduate with a major in media studies after recording two albums in college music studios, playing to appreciative fans on campus, and touring with his band.

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Jalen Ponder’24 presents an early morning goal-setting session at Beloit & Beyond.

Student entrepreneur sets a high bar at Beloit & Beyond

Jalen Ponder’24 is a motivational speaker, an experienced entrepreneur, and a business owner at age 19. He shared some tips with fellow students at a Beloit & Beyond presentation, a day set aside to celebrate and raise awareness of student experiences outside the classroom.

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Ben’25 and Max’23 Saladar

All in the family

Teammates Camden’23 and Maclaryn’25 Leonard, Max’23 and Ben’25 Saladar, and Bea and Lulu Champeny-Johns’24 are three sets of siblings on Beloit’s swim team and all grew up swimming in the pools of the Stateline area. After last year’s difficult season, the team is tight-knit and finds commonality in shared experiences.

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Students who occupy club & organization leadership roles on campus share the skills they have learned through their experiences.

Learning from every experience

On Nov. 3, more than 70 students presented about their internships, job shadowing, volunteering, off-campus study, and other forms of engagement in the Stateline area and around the world during the inaugural Beloit & Beyond conference. The day-long conference is one of three signature programs that prepare students for success after graduation.

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Ben Katz led the Beloit Fiction Journal’s editorial team last year.

Putting pen to paper

As he transitions from college to career, Ben Katz’21 hopes to combine his interests in public service with writing in the nonprofit sector — and pen stories for literary journals on the side.

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Chelsea Gaju’21

Chelsea Gaju’21 pursues a career in solar energy

Chelsea will be in charge of design and assessment of photovoltaic (PV) solar projects for Rydberg Power, Inc.

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Students at the grand opening of Grace’s Place. 

Grace’s Place opens with a focus on fellowship and inclusivity

The former Java Joint is now officially Grace’s Place after its grand opening that featured a day-long celebration of Black culture, with food, music, and free haircuts.

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Hannah Fisher’20

From Experiential Learning to Career Preparation

An anthropology major and education and youth studies minor, Hannah Fisher’s studies and career trajectory have been deeply influenced by experiential learning.

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