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Scroll of Honor


Megan Clayton

Coordinator, Fifty Year Club

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


309-341-7770 (fax)


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The Scroll of Honor award is presented to FYC members, including honorary members, to recognize  lifetime achievements in the service of their community, society, or humanity.

FYC members and friends may submit names and biographical information for consideration. Up to three awards will be presented annually. Nominate a member for the Knox-Lombard Scroll of Honor online, or send the name and a brief biographical sketch to Megan Clayton, associate director of FYC programs, Knox College Campus Box K-210, Galesburg, Illinois 61401. Members of the Knox College Board of Trustees, Knox Honorary Degree recipients, and those who have received the Knox College Alumni Achievement Award are not eligible for the award. 

2013  Scroll of Honor Recipients

Will Burrow '63

Will Burrow '63Will has worked with special needs children and adults his entire life, devoting his time to the needs of those with mental and physical limitations. Dr. Phil Haring (Knox faculty 1955-1981) introduced Will to the needs of people with disabilities through Dr. Haring's brother Peter. Dr. Haring and many others in the Knox community gave Will the liberal arts foundation he needed to acquire the skills he used over the next 50 years. After Knox, Will earned a master's degree from George Peabody College where he majored in special education. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in educational psychology.

He spent most of his career in managing residential facilities for adults and children with intellectual disabilities (i.e. mental retardation). The initial years were spent managing state institutions in three states at a time when those institutions and their problems were coming under public scrutiny. All three institutions later closed when their residents were moved into small integrated community settings. During this time he edited the first special education curriculum for the State of Pennsylvania, the first state to create a universal public education system for all children. The middle years were spent developing and then managing group homes and individualized supported living arrangements. His later years have been spent administering special education service in a small public school district in Maine where he also has been involved in addressing the needs of young children at risk of school failure. Will, in his own words, has a passion for improving the learning of young children in poverty. He cares deeply about those with whom he works and he never stops searching for better ways of improving the learning of the children in his schools.

According to his daughter, "Will is well-known and respected in his field. He has never sought recognition for any of his work, and I think that he is deserving of this award for his years of dedication to people with disabilities. He talks frequently about his Knox education and how it laid the foundation for his ability to work hard, write well, and learn material across many subject areas."

Jane Ehrenberg Rosen '61Jane Ehrenberg Rosen '61

After Knox, Jane earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. She then earned an M.A. from Stanford University followed by an M.S from Pace University, and an Ed.D. from Teachers College/Columbia University. Jane has dedicated her entire life to education as a teacher, a curriculum director, and a principal. She led restructuring efforts in several middle schools, both public and independent. She spearheaded the design of a new building at Trinity School in New York City, where she not only helped raise money for the building, but also monitored construction.

Jane is the founder and a board member for The Bronx Charter School for Children located in the South Bronx (New York). She also worked with the International Rescue Committee to design and open a school in a refugee camp in Ethiopia.

She coordinated and led the program for Learning Leaders, a not for profit organization that places volunteers in the New York City public schools, and is presently writing the history of this organization. She served on the Mayor's Task Force for Children and is a member of the Citizens Committee for Children.

Cliff Van Dyke '51

Cliff Van Dyke '51

Cliff  is a resident of Frankfort, Michigan. After Knox, and as a U.S. Army ROTC graduate, he spent two years in the infantry, the last as a prisoner of war interrogator in Korea. He then attended the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration where he earned an M.B.A. He started his career in the banking industry with a position as a credit analyst trainee and retired in 1994 as chair and president of New Century Bank Corporation, which merged with First of American Bank Corporation, now PNC Bank.

Cliff also worked tirelessly for the betterment of his community by dedicating his time and talent to founding the Bay County Growth Alliance, a non-profit development corporation. Under his leadership (he served as both chairman and president of the Alliance), the Bay County area acquired a farm field, which has grown to become Valley Center Technology Park and Tech Plaza. The park now employs more than 1,500 people at 28 companies. In January 2012, he stepped down as president of the Bay County Growth Alliance. The Bay area recognized his time and dedication to improving the Bay County area, by awarding him The Bay Area Business Hall of Fame award.

Past Scroll of Honor Recipients

John D. Cooke  '52, Sue Brown Cowing '60, K. Lane Miller '50

Jane Denninger Erickson '50, Janet Drew Larsen '60, Marjorie Stuart Waters '52

Dorothy Thomas Wharton '55, Jerry Peck* '57, Anne Cooper Munson '57 

 Ann Jung Finney '58, John "Jack" Munson '55, Robert L. Willett Jr. '50

Joan Felter Hotchkiss '50, Len A. Kuchan  '53, Jack Reiners '56

Robert Cannon*, Honorary Member, Barbara Lemke '44, Tony Liberta '55

Grace Bacon Bacher '50, Ralph Cianchetti '50, Robert J. Miller '52*

Anne Claypool Brown '52, Robert Hegel '52, L. Davant Mull '51*

Harold F. Pyke '53, Patricia Kimble Simmons '51, Betty Jane Tate Turney '44*

Mildred Derry Dubois '41, Marian Wetmore Osterloh '33*, D. William Sherrick '52

Jay Burgess '51, Donald Favreau '49*, Charles Gibbs '50

James R. Bowman '48, H. Geraldine DuMars '40*, Sam Rinella '49

Bradley A. Burnside '45*, Marye McElvaine Immenhausen '45, Gustav J. Rieckhoff Jr. '48

Anderson, Claude Anderson '47*, Arthur Johnson '47*, Joy Kerler King '47, Robert J.L. Sundberg '40*, Mary Woolsey Thomson '44*

Anne Brown Byram '38*, Ruth M. Coppedge '39*, Robert Miller '34*, Frieda Ellerbrake O'Haggarty '33*, Dorothy Peterson Ray '39, Rex Selk '40*, Betty Urquhart '40*

Eugene Bonham * '37, George E. Bowman '34*, Dwight R. Crandell '44*, Margaret Zelle McClellan '40*, Helen Scharfenberg Peters '36, Dorothea Richardson '29*, Leno Tattini '40

Beatrice Farwell Duncan '42*, Elizabeth Johnson Harris '37*, Robert F. Layton '37*, Gail Meadows '34*, Grace Smyth '34*, Isabelle Terrill '33*, Barbara Young '42

Edwin R. Armstrong '42*, Jean Porter Benson '43*, Marian Miner Miller '42*, Henry Rasmussen Jr. '41*, David T. Robinson '38*, J. Harold Shullaw '38*, F. Marian Walker '38*

Michael Newman Adams '33*, David L. Hamm '40*, Margaret Howe Hamm '42*, George John Matkov '38*, Daniel J. Roberts '42*, Mary Onken Styrt '43

Frederick Bromberger '40*, Neva Marsden Fach '29*, Charles S. Gamble '41*, Robert Y. Paddock  '39*, Mary Dilworth Rea '36*, Russell Swise '42*, Vincent A. Thomas '36*

Alice Richardson Dakin '38*, Russell G. Harris '35*, George W. Hendrickson L'26*, Kenneth T. Johnson '41, Ruth Miner-Kessel '41, Paul Pickrel '38, Arthur W. Young  '39*

John Baudino '39*, Irwin Berg '36*, William Blake '36*, Evelyn Clay L'32*, Margaret Peterson Crosby '37*, William Snyder '27*, Sarabeth Richardson Welch '40*

Bernard Crandell '36*, William Day '34*, Jane Gray Eberhard '34*, Harold Ford '39*, Dorothy Alsen Lass '39*, Helen Larson McMillan L'28*

Dalton, Roberta Christy Dalton '34*, Goff, Richard Goff '37*, Hanawalt, Ella Hanawalt  '13*, Lampe, John A. Lampe '33*, Matkov, Ignatius "Iggy" Matkov '29*, Robison, Charles B. Robison '34*, Rowe, Frances Hazen Rowe '34*

Richard Agnew '29*, Marion Yeoman Baker '37*, Russell Lane '33*, Robert McLaughlin '36*, Roy Rylander L'25*, Grace Wargo Stephano '33*, James Knox Welch '37*

Robert Gamble '35*, Viola Meeker Hall L'28*, Irene Bowman Landis '36*, William K. Richardson '34*, Eleanor M. Senn '30*, Marion Charles Van Norman '27*

Harper Andrews '29*, Edith Prescott Crabbe '32, Rose Erlandson '27*, J. Kenneth Gunther '32*, Maurine Smith Hamilton '29*, Helen Lindrothe '32*, Nancy McLellan Merritt '32*

Alice Simmons Cox L'25*, Dorothy M. Drake '25*, James W. Drew '34*, Sarah Shurtleff Drew '34*, Elizabeth Blodgett Hall '32*, Virginia Hinchliff '32, Richard A. Hoover '30*, Doris Miles Williams '33*

Dorothy Chamberlin Bednar '32*, Geraldine Owen Delaney '28*, Althea McConnell Gittings L'24*, John L. Grout '29*, Noel B. Mosher L'27*, Lawrence E. Rosenberg '30*

Ann Shaw Darling '23*, Violet Field L'28*, Hilmer C. Nelson L'25*, Alice C. Saar '29*, Howard Silberer '31*, Clarendon Van Norman '26*, Frank A. Whiteside L'27*

William H. Alexander '26*, Jane Root Church '30*, Evelyn Adams Costello L'24*, Joseph Gray '26*, Mary Louise Hoagland '29*, Jonathan W. Latimer '29*, Marion Venell L'28*, Erma Rose Wilson '24*

Baily, John R. Baily L'29*, Bednar, Charles J. Bednar '29*, Brennan, Lawrence Brennan L'29*, Drew, George E. Drew '29*, May, Helen Christy May '25*, Terry, Willis E. Terry '04*, Watson, William A. Watson L'25*

Raymond L. Anderson '29*, Raymond L. Arnold '29*, Ruth M. Erlandson '28*, Elden D. Finley '23*, Alma Lescher Fox '19*, Von E. Livingston '25*, Richard Nesti L '28*, Margaret E. Thompson '17*, Helen Dopp Verner '27*

Helen Weinberg Browning '14*, Lauren W. Goff L'25*, Henry L. Hughes L'21*, Dorrit Dodds Jones '22*, William H. Robson '22*, Sylvia C. Ryin '25*

James Eugene Conklin '27*, Willard B. Dean '19*, Georgia Wesner Ellaworth*, William R. Fritze L'27*, Hortense Gehring L'27*, Calvin Hammond '28*, George Hansman L'28*, Mildred Fairbairn Hoopes '25*, Milton C. Hult '19*, Isyl Spiker Walton*

H. Dewey Ewing '25*, Ildra Jessup Larson '21*, Jonathan L. Latimer '18*, Cecil C. Lescher '16*, Irene Bridge Mariner '12*, Mary Esther Shaw '23*, Alice Wolfram Smith '25*, Dorothy Spoerl L'27*, Harold C. Whitman L'25*, Gail Youngren L'27*

John R. Anderson L'22*, Faith Hague Bartlett '17*, John Herbert Coolidge '24*, Philip* Drew '25*, Cyrena Margaret Everist '21*, G. Dewey Imig '21*, Arthur Lawrence (posthumous) 1898*, Linneus A. Lawrence '22*, Horace Russell Smith '24*, Thayne Harwood Young '16*

Reuben W. Brockmueller L'25*, Thomas Clark '17*, Mary E. Dunn '15*, Palmer D. Edmunds 12*, George Washington IV Gale '24*, Czarina M. Hall L'13*, Roy L. Lamb L'25*, Cuyler S. MacRae '24*, D. Leland Swanson '10*

Albro, Ralph F. Albro '23*, Craft, Marcus Craft '18*, Enz, Lois Hurlbut Enz '20*, Lawyer, Charles Kenneth Lawyer '25*, Neice, Brett Neice L'23*, Nelson, Thomas E. Nelson L'20*, Robson, Harriet Eleanor Robson '14*, Urban, Waldo Oswald Urban '22*

Crosiar G. Bower '20*, Marjorie Churchill '22*, Murlin G. Hoover '20*, Leonard R. James '17*, Harold V. Mather '10*, Ruth Chamerlin Miller L'12*, Archie S. Morse '16*, Harold F. Peterson '22*, Katherine Wensburg '21*

Eastes, Helen M. Eastes '17*, Houck, Margaret Elliott Houck '19*, Kistler, Lewis W. Kistler '16*, McKelvey, Louis W. McKelvey '20*, Salzburg, Harold K. Salzburg '24*, Stofft, Edmond B. Stofft '20*, Turner, Margaret Fuller Turner '18*. White, Guy L. White '18*, Wood, Ernest J. Wood '13*

Lawrence E. Boyd '19*, Kenneth L. Carpenter L'21*, Eila Vanelle Hiler '19*, Kendall G. Hinman '19*, Helen B. Hubbard '16*, Mary Louise Kidney '17*, Agnes Olson Kirchhoff '14*, John H. Midkiff '17*

John M. Baker '19*, Ray M. Brown '14*, Noel Craig '12*, Robert H. McClure '15*, Simon Guy Parks '18*, Catharine Crissey Probst L'18*, Paul G. Spellbring '18*, George H. Wells '13*, Nettie Krantz Wilcox '16*

Margaret Louise Anderson '17*, Mary Fern Barrer '18*, Lewis Raymond Billett '17*, James Ray Blayney '12*, Helen Calkins '16*, Carrie Belle Carroll 1895*, Faye Phillips Frazier '15*, Hobart Raymond Gay '17*, Edward Benedict Grogan '13*, Inez Goodsill Heuber '10*, Ward W. Husted L'17*, Margaret Evelyn Jacobson '12*, Ralph A. Kimble '18*, Ruth Hazen Kimble '18*, Henry W. Lampe '01*, Hugh E. Rosson '16*, Craig G. Whitsitt '10*

William M. Bardens '17*, Frederick Beard '12*, Ray Swan Belcher L'07*, Earl R. Bridge '10*, Mina Van Cleave Buck '01*, Agnes Hartley Cole '13*, Verna L. Cooley '13*, Mary Allensworth Creighton '16*, Harold Hands '14*, Louise T. Harrington '17*, Albert Malcolm Walton '15*, Katherine Whitener '10*, Helen Trask Yates '14*

Nettie C. Allen '00*, Martha Illick Ambrecht '00*, William Kinney Crawford '14*, Ferris B. Crum '16*, Fannie Harff Glidden '02*, Edith F. Hardy '13*, Grace F. Hinchliff '10*, Constance H. Loesch '13*, Ralph D. Lucas '14*, Margaret Edgerton Moore 1895*, Ethel Chamberlain Porter '06*, Willis H. Rich L'05*, Ralph F. Ruth '13*, Harry Lee Smith '10*, Worcester Warren '12*, Inez Webster L'05*, John C. Weigel L'08*, Malachi Wickham '09*

Violet Briggs Brown '12*, Mary Willard Clark '04*, Clifford Bateman Ewart '09*, Martha Alice Good '12*, Arthur Ray Grummon '11*, George Ferris Hayes '10*, Harry Hayes '12*, Nell Townsend Hinchliff L'04*, Mary Willard Hurlbut '15*, Florence Shepard Ingersoll '15*, Robert E. Jacobson '14*, Leslie J. Johnson '03*, Edith Lass '05*, Howard M. Lawton '11*, Howard M. Leinbaugh '13*, Emma Holmer Little '08*, Charles Ward Mariner '08*, Sig B. Nelson '10*, Florence Pierce '15*, Harry & Helen Pillsbury '09*, Henry F. Prince '11*, Lillian Erickson Riggs '15*, Arthur E. Robinson '15*, Helen Margaret Ryan '12*, Paul Jordan Smith L'08*, Nannine Preston Stephens1899*, Grace Loomis Terry 1895*, John Caldwell Thiessen '29*, George F. Whitsett '13*, Florence E. Willard '02*, Bessie Coat Worth '12*, Arvid P. Zetterberg '05*

Oral Sumner Coad '09*, Hammil Ripley Graham '07*, Max H. Harrison '13*, John C. Jordan '08*, Stanley Manning L'05*, Alice Logden Smith '08*, Marie Swanson '14*, Harold Eugene Tobey '06*

* deceased

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