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Director, Alumni Programs
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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
The Knox Service Award, established in 1987, is given to any member of the Knox community to recognize outstanding volunteer service benefiting Knox College. Awards are presented during Homecoming Convocation. Annual nominations are due by January 31.
2010 Service Award Winners
Bernard McCune '88
DeVone Eurales, senior assistant director of Admission, describes Bernard McCune as a "positive force." Not entirely in jest, he says that everyone in the Chicago Public School system knows that Bernard McCune graduated from Knox College. Bernard is deputy in the Office of College and Career Preparation for Chicago Public Schools. Formerly, he was the manager of GEAR-UP, a federally-funded program that provides mentoring, tutoring, and other support to low-income students to help them prepare for college. In this professional role, Bernard serves Knox well, never failing to let his audiences know where he attended college.
Mike '58 and Patricia Craig Ruffolo '58
Mike and Patricia Craig Ruffolo have served Knox in many capacities -- as event hosts, admission volunteers, class agents, and Reunion chairs. As expressed in a recent "Watering Our Roots" section of Knox Magazine featuring the Ruffolo's, they continue to give to Knox and feel that Knox continues to give back to them. Staying in contact with old friends and making new friends with younger alumni is a great reward.
John Sauter '63
John Sauter has attended Homecoming every year since 1988. John is one of Knox's greatest advocates and volunteers. It is rare to see him when he isn't wearing a Knox College sweatshirt, t-shirt, or polo. He is passionate about serving his alma mater, and it shows in the way he represents the College.
Previous Award Winners
2009 (Read the citations)
Jean Anderson '87, Letitia Luther Schactner '58, Brett Tilly '95
2008 (Read the citations)
Phyllis Holowaty Albrecht '56, George B. Eaton '80, and Carolyn Swartz Park '55
2007 (Read the citations)
Nancy Cane Beelman '58, Lynn E. Salier '56, Dorothy Thomas Wharton '55
2006 (Read the citations)
Jack E. Larson '44, Steven P. Luetger '75, Leland Wilson, Air Cadet
2005 (Read the citations)
J. William McVey '66, Ann Feldman Perille '76, Jerome A. Tatar '71
2004 (Read the citations)
Charles J. Gibbs '50, Bradley R. Milton '78, Robert R. '58 and Louise Bost Wolf '59
2003 (Read the citations)
Laurence S. Chadwick '53, Vernice Mendrek, Michiko Tanaka '57
Charles Boydstun '44, Joan Felter Hotchkiss '50, James Valentine '61
Debra P. Banks '73, R. Ned Landon '43, William N. Monson '57
James R. Bowman '48 William J. Foley '38 James T. Poor '54
Bradley Burnside '45, Robert & Daniele Devillairs and Angele Parmeggiani, Russell E. Swise '42
Carol Baldwin, Robert K. Burden '55, Homer H. Johnson '57
William L. Flodin '55, Edward F. Novak '69, Steven J. Phillips '71
Merle Glick '46, Marjorie L. Gustafson '42, Irene Bowman Landis '36
Ann Asplund, Kenneth Alan Buck '79, Robert Wallace '58, Ralph C. Walter III '69
Thomas L. Anderson '66, Evan T. Jones '72, Charlotte M. Sommer '72
David Robinson '38, Janet Koran '71, C. Max Stubbs '40
George Hook '60, John Heyer '68, Al Young '69
Evelyn Clay L'32, John Straus '73, Margaret Mathews-Berenson '68
James Bjorkman '57, Thomas Clemmer '37, John Hayes '71
Harold Ford '39, James "Bud" Potter '63, Dale Runyon '51
John Baily L'29, Charles Bednar '29, Mary Burgland '68
Gail C. Youngren L'27
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