Although Africana Studies is a relatively new field on many college campuses compared to other academic departments, Knox graduates who have completed majors, minors or concentrations in Africana Studies are engaged in a wide variety of careers, including the following:
Chicago Fellow, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, State of Illinois. Michael Calomese '97, Chicago. (Photo, right)
Evening Director, Step by Step Learning Center, Springfield, Illinois. Jean Gardner '89. Educational Studies major.
Graduate Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sarah Dearing '97. Political Science major.
Doctoral Student in Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Alfred Wooten '96.
Graduate Student in Biology, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. Aimee Gall '98.
Graduate Student in Business Administration, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. Michelle Guymon '98. Psychology major.
Senior Associate, ICF Consulting, Toronto, Canada. Nuhaad Abbas '92.
Community Relations Specialist and Diversity Officer, McLean County Unit District No. 5 Schools, Normal, Illinois. Meghan Leiseberg '01.
Graduate Student,Masters in Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Akua Asante '92.
Volunteer, Baha’i World Center, Haifa, Israel. Kathryn Draves Mulomede '93.
Law Student, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Tyann Harris '91.
Program Coordinator, ABLE Black Culture Center, Knox College. William Hartwell '97.
Attorney, Tallahassee, Florida, Bryan Higgins '92 .
Youth Counselor, Bridgeway, Galesburg, Illinois. Alisha Hodge '97.
Resident Physician, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois. LaShonda Johnson Scott '93. Chemistry major.
Attorney, Brothers & Thompson, Chicago, Illinois. Robert Johnson '90. Economics major.
Attorney, First Defense Legal Aid, Chicago, Illinois. Presita May '97.
Family Teacher, Park Ridge Youth Campus, Park Ridge, Illinois. Arlene Mitchell '94.
Graduate Student,Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Sharon Samuel '93.
Research Director, Mozambique Solidarity Office, Chicago, Illinois. Christine Schuch '92.
Law Student, University of Missouri Law School, Columbia, Missouri. Phyllis Walker '92.
Knox College students Alec Freytag and Lindsey Morgan are chosen for the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program, which offers scholarships, summer internships, and leadership opportunities.
Vincent Rug and Stephanie Sorensen, both 2012 Knox College graduates, describe their experiences in the financial industry. Chosen for a selective leadership program at Fifth Third Bank, they are working as commercial associates.
Edward Novak 'wanted to help set this record straight' for Louis Taylor, a recently freed man who spent years in prison after being convicted of setting a fatal hotel fire. Experts now say it probably wasn't arson.