The study of ancient Greek and Latin has proven to be valuable preparation for the modern world. Some Greek and Latin students go on to graduate school in Classics or to teach in secondary schools.
Many classics majors find the skills they learn in the study of ancient languages become a credential for a wide variety of careers that require discipline, organizational skills, an eye for detail and an understanding of the way in which a body of knowledge accumulates to address a specific task.
Recent Knox alumni who majored in Classics include:
Assistant Professor of Classics, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas. Jason Banta '97.
Attorney, Chiles & Associates, Wheaton, Illinois. Karl Bayer '92.
Graduate Student, Master of Arts in Classics, University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. Stephanie Clark '06. Classics and Psychology major.
High School Latin Teacher, Monmouth High School, Monmouth, Illinois. Brian Tibbets '96.
Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Heather Elomaa, '07.
Dentist, Janesville, Wisconsin. Chad Campanelli, (DDS University of Iowa) '97.
Attorney, Abrams Kaslow & Cassman, Omaha, Nebraska. Sean Gillen '94.
Information Specialist, Dairy Management, Rosemont, Illinois. Marya Birnbaum Spangler '93.
Global Consultant,Paragon Global Resources, Warrenville, Illinois. Elizabeth Wackerlin '06. Modern Languages and Classics major.
Forensic Genealogist, Kemp & Associates; Salt Lake City, Utah. Chris White '96.
Exchange students spend a day on the Knox campus, learning about the College's history and interacting -- often in German -- with Knox students.
Knox College has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, in recognition of community service, service learning and civic engagement.
Enrolled in the Arts in Context program, she is living in London, England, and Florence, Italy, while learning about Renaissance art and medieval literature and 'experiencing what the artists might have experienced.'