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Meet the Admission Staff

The admission staff is here to help. E-mail or call with any questions or to request information. Visit our map to find the admission counselor who covers your corner of the world and when they will be in your area.

Paul Steenis, Vice President for Enrollment, Dean of Admission

Paul Steenis, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission

"Opening minds, fulfilling dreams, changing lives -- Knox provides a world class education to a great group of students. The admission staff and I want to share with you all that Knox has to offer. Think you might be right for Knox? Talk with us!"
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Education
B.A., Knox College, Philosophy, Economics and Business Administration

Contact

800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7145
psteenis@knox.edu

Donna Curry, Director of Admission Services

Donna Curry, Director of Admission Services

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Education
B.A., Knox College, Sociology and Anthropology

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7133
dcurry@knox.edu

Josh

Joshua Ferchau, Director of International Student Services and Admission

"There is no skill in life more valuable than learning to develop your own ideas and think for yourself. At Knox, you'll have access to incredible teachers who will push you to do exactly that, and you'll achieve things you've never dreamed."

Recruitment Area
Students Outside the United States
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Education
B.A., Knox College, Political Science, Dance

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7136
jferchau@knox.edu
knox.josh on Skype

DeVone Eurales

DeVone Eurales, Associate Director of Admission

"Knox prides itself on being a community of scholars that form true friendships. Everyone is important, from the president to the newly enrolled first-year students. At Knox, we all respect each other as individuals and treat one another as equals. So if you see me on campus or at a college fair, I’m not Mr. Eurales. Call me DeVone."

Recruitment Area
Galesburg, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia
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Education
B.S., Illinois College, Business Administration, Sociology

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7147
deurales@knox.edu

Drew Flock

Drew Flock, Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Pacific Northwest Regional Representative

"At Knox, you can be an active participant -- you can really affect change. There’s a strong sense of community -- students, professors, and staff -- and you’ll definitely be empowered as a stakeholder. That ownership is what gives all of us at Knox the 'freedom to flourish.' "

Recruitment Area
Alaska, Oregon, Washington
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Education
B.A., Knox College, Physics, Educational Studies

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7164
aflock@knox.edu

Maria Filippone

Maria Filippone, Senior Assistant Director of Admission

"Knox is for the intellectually curious. A supportive community full of passionate students who benefit from the experience and guidance of a hard-working faculty and staff, and contribute to the campus diversity and open exchange of ideas."

Recruitment Area
Kankakee
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Education
B.A., Knox College, Economics, Creative Writing
M.F.A. New York University, Fiction Writing

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7132
mfilippo@knox.edu

DJ Menifee

Delorean "DJ" Menifee, Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Chicago Regional Representative

"At Knox, it's about challenging yourself, your peers, and the faculty to impact the world. We provide a true global experience in a great community where each voice matters. We will invest in you, supporting your perspective, your development, and your dreams. Welcome to the land of endless opportunities. Are you Knox?"

Recruitment Area
City of Chicago, Southern Suburbs of Chicago, Indiana
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Education
B.S., Lees-McRae College, Business Administration
M.S., Western Illinois University, Instructional Design and Technology

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7148
djmenifee@knox.edu

SarahColangelo

Sarah Colangelo, Assistant Director of Admission

"Knox brings together a group of independent, gutsy, and passionate people. This combination creates an atmosphere in which students are constantly learning. Knox will match your enthusiasm in backing your unique aspirations."

Recruitment Area
Southern Illinois, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virgin Islands
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Education
B.A., Knox College, English Literature, Journalism

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7144
scolange@knox.edu

Sarah Goldman

Sarah Goldman, Assistant Director of Admission
Chicago Regional Representative

"I am constantly impressed by Knox students -- they're passionate, intelligent, engaged, and fun! Our community is a wonderful place to learn and form lasting relationships with peers and world-class faculty members. I look forward to working with you and helping you determine if Knox is your best fit college!"

Recruitment Area
Western Suburbs of Chicago, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Utah, Wyoming
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Education
B.A., Cornell College, Politics, Theatre, Communications

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7174
segoldman@knox.edu

Hayley Shueneman

Hayley Schueneman, Admission Counselor

"Knox is a diverse and engaging community with an incredible intellectual spirit. The opportunities presented are innumerable, and the passion tangible. At Knox you will truly begin to sense your place in the world."

Recruitment Area
Northern Illinois, California, Guam, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pacific Islands, Tennessee, West Virginia
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Education
B.A., Knox College, French, International Relations

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7128
hschuene@knox.edu

Ben Wetherbee

Ben Wetherbee, Admission Counselor

"At Knox you will learn lessons that apply beyond the classroom, establish relationships that last a lifetime, and be a part of a community that challenges the status quo through independent thought and inquiry." 

Recruitment Area
Northern Suburbs of Chicago, Wisconsin
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Education
B.A., Knox College, Economics, Business and Management

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7124
bwetherb@knox.edu

Stephanie Fore

Stephanie Fore, Admission Counselor

"At Knox, students from many different backgrounds unite to create a diverse and supportive environment, where they learn from each other and engage in hands-on experiences and opportunities together."

Recruitment Area
Western Illinois, Arizona, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas
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Education
B.A., Knox College, Anthropology and Sociology, Spanish, Social Service

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7129
sfore@knox.edu



Financial Aid Staff

Ann Brill

Ann Brill, Director of Financial Aid

"Knox truly values and celebrates diversity. This unique advantage over many other private colleges will provide immeasurable benefits to Knox graduates as they enter the workforce, raise a family and/or dedicate themselves to community service. I am pleased to assist students in financing a Knox education as it is indeed a worthwhile investment. "

Education
B.A., Augustana College, Speech Communication, Business
M.S., Western Illinois University, Education

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7130
abrill@knox.edu

Mary Wright

Mary Wright, Associate Director of Financial Aid

"The best part of my job is being able to help students and families see that they can afford a Knox education."

Education
B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, Psychology, Business
M.S., Marian College, Organizational Leadership and Quality

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7134
mwright@knox.edu

Mary Wright

Donna Cox, Financial Aid Counselor

"I love getting to know the students and hearing about their experiences--a published writing, a part in a theatrical production, a winning play in last week's game, exciting research results, or a service project that touched the heart. It is a privilege to help bring these dedicated and talented young people to Knox's campus."

Education
B.S., Western Illinois University, Criminal Justice

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7080
ddcox@knox.edu

Campus Visit Staff

Elizabeth Jonsberg

Elizabeth Jonsberg, Campus Visit Coordinator

"I love meeting and working with prospective students and their families. My favorite thing about Knox is the students -- apart from being such fun people, they make this campus a place I'm proud to represent."

Education
B.A., Keele University, in Keele, Staffordshire, England, Criminology, Social Anthropology

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7125
ejonsber@knox.edu

Norma Rodriguez

Norma Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant

"I enjoy meeting and connecting prospective students to the excitement and possibilities of a Knox education."

Education
A.A., Patricia Stevens Career College in St. Louis, MO, Fashion Merchandising

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7123
nrodrigu@knox.edu

Amy Welty

Amy Welty, Receptionist

"At Knox College, we truly share in the excitement of your campus visit. Your visit is the most important and the most enjoyable part of my job!"

Education
A.A., Carl Sandburg College

Contact
800-678-KNOX (Toll-free) or 309-341-7496
akwelty@knox.edu