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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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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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Nguyen Huynh’22 and Christiane Umutoni’22

A Change in Plans

From long family separations to remote classes in the middle of the night, international students have been tested over the past 18 months. We talk with Beloit students from England, Nepal, Rwanda, and Vietnam about the challenges and surprising silver linings during this time of uncertainty.

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JT Toepfer’23 wears his trusty Dodgers cap to celebrate his mentor, announcer Joe Davis’10. 

Pursuing a passion for broadcasting

JT Toepfer’23 is quickly becoming the voice of Beloit. As a sports play-by-play announcer, showrunner, and writer for TV, radio, and print on campus, JT hopes to improve his craft and draw from the successful career of pro baseball broadcaster Joe Davis’10.

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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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Joe Breiter

How persistence, a pandemic, and the New Yorker magazine spurred a degree at 61

“I’m like a lot of people who are sort of reassessing their existence during the pandemic.”

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Alana Coats Rankin’05 teaches remotely with her daughter, Autumn, nearby. She’s one of nearly a dozen alumni who helped their former Beloit teacher and mentor during the pandemic. Photo by Greg Rankin’08.

Teachers to the rescue

A group of Beloit alumni teachers, including Alana Coats Rankin’05, heard that their former professor of education Kathy Greene needed their help educating young teachers. They responded by showing up in droves on screens across the country.

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Men’s baseball broke records throughout the season despite playing 10 fewer games than in a typical year.

A season to remember

Beloit’s athletic programs exceeded all expectations despite a challenging spring.

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Blackouts on campus have often led students to participate in impromptu activities across a dark campus.

When the lights went out

In Beloit lore, campus power outages are remembered for many things: unwelcomed thoughts of wartime, slight inconveniences, and one enchanted spring evening when nearly the entire college turned up at the same spontaneous party.

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A Clark Super 100 gas station on the corner of a busy street.

Freshman at the Pumps

What started as a part time job turned into a close observation of relationships, racism, and cognitive dissonance at a time of national tragedy.

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