Board Members, Beloit College Revolving Loan Fund
Arianna Cocallas, Chair, Student
Major/Minors: Environmental Geology/Biology, Environmental Studies
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Ari has been involved with the Revolving Loan Fund in some capacity throughout her college career. Currently, she serves as the student Chair of the Fund. She is excited by the enthusiasm that our current board brings to the organization and hopes to capitalize on this by working to integrate the RLF in existing structures and institutions on campus. She hopes to see the work they accomplish this year facilitate a continued focus and energy on sustainability by working toward generating environmentally thoughtful and economically feasible projects for Beloit College.
Aliza Tresser, Student
Bennett Anderson, Student
Bennett Anderson is a double major in Business Economics and Chinese Language and Culture. A senior at Beloit College, he is from the Minneapolis area. Bennett got interested in the Revolving Loan Fund after his Sustainability Fellows internship during the summer of 2015. After the internship, he joined the RLF as a way to continue to have an active role in promoting sustainability at Beloit. Bennett especially likes working with data and seeing the energy and cost savings of previous projects, since it shows that faculty and students are making a difference in creating a more sustainable campus.
Samantha Schonberger, Student
Bruce Hamilton, Facilities Director, Maintenance Supervisor
Bruce Halmilton was asked to replace a vacancy with the committee 2.5 years ago and has been serving ever since. Through his many years of experience with Beloit College, he supports the members of the committee with information regarding campus buildings and systems. He also coordinates with contractors during a projects execution.
Lindsay Chapman, Sustainability Coordinator, Bend, OR.
As a Sustainability Coordinator Lindsay’s passion is to help educate and empower all Beloiters to live and work more sustainably. Being a member of the Revolving Loan Fund committee helps her fulfill that passion and be a part of positive change on the Beloit College campus. She believes the fund is especially important because it provides all Beloiters with the means to take their ideas for sustainable projects from conception to fruition.
Warren Palmer, Professor of Economics
Warren Palmer is the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor of Economics and has served on the BCRLF since its inception. A founding member of the Environmental Studies Program, he has organized several campus-wide environmental programs including the 40th Earth Day celebration entitled “Can Markets 'Save the Earth?' An Earth Day Forum on Carbon Taxes and Carbon Permits” and the seventh Miller Upton Forum on “Economic Policy and the Challenges of Climate Change” with 2014 Miller Upton Scholar Robert N. Stavins and eleven other speakers. A late entrant into academia, Warren and his spouse once lived in Montana, building a cabin, gardening, and writing for Organic Gardening magazine. They even operated a small farm, at least according to the 1980 census worker who claimed that growing bedding plants for sale made their four acre homestead a "small farm".