A significant number of Knox graduates have careers or have pursued graduate study in environmental fields, including the following:
Teacher, Environmental Studies, High School, Dan Prieto '08.
Community Organizer, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Selene Gonzalez '08.
Graduate Student, Environmental Studies, Washington State University, Megan Hill '02.
Peace Corps, Malawi. Bryan Quinn '02.
Deputy Director, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield, Illinois. William Seith '81.
Assistant Support Scientist /Database Manager, Center for Biodiversity, Illinois Natural History Survey. Karyla Trester '97, winner of the 1999 Ratza Memorial Scholarship.
Intern,Hygieneering, Willowbrook, Illinois. Neeha Shrestha '07.
Graduate student, Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, University of Wisconsin, Desmond Fortes '00.
Environmentalist, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois. Marcia Damato '87.
USDA Forest Hydrologist, Hiawatha National Forest, Escanaba, Michigan. Robert W. Hennes '75.
Graduate Student, Behavioral Ecology, Indiana University. Jennifer
Grindstaff '98, winner of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Professor of Biology, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. David T. Krohne '74.
Technical Assistance Program Manager, Border Environment Corporation, El Paso, Texas. April Lander '87.
President, Peak Environmental Management, Inc., Green River, Wyoming. Myra Peak '76.
Graduate student, Environmental Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Chih Lun Tsau '94.
Naturalist/Data Analyst, Du Page County, DuPage, Illinois. Forest Preserve, Rachel Reklau '96.
Knox's new Creating Opportunities and Access in Science and Technology (COAST) initiative will offer academic and financial support to students planning on careers in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry.
Capping off Earth Month, members of the Knox College and Galesburg community gather for a Day of Service and an Earth Day Festival featuring, music, art, and information focused on the environment.
Panelists share their experiences in the world of sustainable business, and they discuss the promise of 'green jobs' at a discussion hosted by the Bastian Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development.