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Public Service

We are making a difference. Community service is a longstanding tradition at Knox. During your time here, we’ll challenge you to live with purpose and contribute to making a better world. You’ll start with experiential learning to augment your studies and lending a hand with a range of local and national volunteer opportunities.

"There was no course for me to take to prepare me for my time in Africa," says Darlene Daer Larson '58, who served in the Peace Corps. "But the total effect of a liberal arts education -- learning about different cultures and disciplines -- made it possible for me to succeed."

Among Knox graduates working in public service:

  • U.S. Army Lieutenant General David Fridovich '74 has served as commander at every level in the Army and commanded counterterrorism forces throughout the world. Fridovich was recently named a Knox College trustee.
  • Chip Chandler '97 works for the U.S. Department of State as the Consul, Second Secretary and the Fraud Prevention Manager of the Consular Section in Bejing, China.
  • Judge Margaret Ryan '85, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, served as a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court, has been a litigation partner with two major law firms, and has served in a number of positions in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Lindsey Turnbull '06 conducted genetic research on malaria in the African nation of Malawi on a Fulbright Fellowship.
  • Brian Skaret '98 is a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Domestic Security Section of the Criminal Division.
  • Susan Deller Ross '64, Professor of Law and Director of the International Women's Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown University, is widely recognized as a specialist in sexual harassment law.



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