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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 and those who have received the Knox College Alumni Achievement Award are not eligible for the award. 

2016 Scroll of Honor recipients:

Gale Hurd '65


For many years, Gale Hurd '65 of Weybridge, Vermont (near Middlebury), served as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem in Addison County District and Superior Court. In 1986, she was hired as the County's first victim advocate by the State's Attorney's office. A self-proclaimed "compulsive volunteer," Gale especially enjoys helping with opera and theatre productions and supporting equal access to the arts. She also supports many poverty relief, transitional housing, and environmental organizations and initiatives. She has served on the Addison County Court Diversion & Community Justice Board (25 years), the Weybridge School Board (12 years), as president of the Vermont School Boards Association, and on the Weybridge Selectboard (13 years). Gale currently serves on the following boards: Fitchburg Art Museum, Open Door Clinic, Weybridge Planning Commission, and Addison County Transit Resources. As a testament to her community service, she has been the recipient of several awards. These include the Silver Feather Award from the Otter Creek Audubon Society, the Freeman Award for Community Service from the Rotary Club of Middlebury, and the Middlebury Community Players Volunteer of the Year Award.


 Katherine "Kitty" Badger MacDowell '63

Katherine "Kitty" Badger MacDowell '63 is a consummate volunteer.  For  Knox, she has served as a class agent for the 40th Reunion and on the steering committee for the 50th Reunion.
After earning a degree in psychology at Knox, Kitty began an eclectic journey. As part of the for-profit sector of society, she worked in pharmaceutical research at Abbott Labs in Illinois; was a cashier-accountant at a U.S. Army Officers Club in Germany while in Europe for a year; managed a bookstore (and did an apprenticeship in theatre) in New Mexico; was an acting purchasing agent at Guilford Mills in North Carolina; was a management consultant in dentistry in a different city every week anywhere east of the Rocky Mountains; and was a personnel supervisor for temporary office and health agencies in Illinois and New York.

Married in 1972 to Andy MacDowell, she was widowed in 1980 with three small boys. She volunteered for 18 years with the Pittsford, New York, schools and 13 years with the Boy Scouts of America (two of her boys are Eagle Scouts).

Kitty was president of the Monroe County Long Term Care Board (one of the first groups to advocate for home health care) and chair of the Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center Board. Her long time interest in health care led to many years as a volunteer at Rochester General Hospital, where she was a member of the RGH board and was president of the RGH Association Board (the volunteer board). As a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church for more than 40 years, Kitty has served in nearly every aspect of parish ministry notably: 12 years on the Vestry (board); chair of a national search committee for rector; and chair of the presentation committee in the national search for bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. She served as chair of the Community Playground Coalition to raise funds, build, and maintain a playground for the poorest school in the inner city and led a group of 17 volunteers to Ground Zero in New York City to serve the rescue workers.
In 2005-2006, she traveled overseas to Spain, Poland, Ukraine, and Greece to teach conversational English; to Costa Rica to help start and run a summer program for underprivileged children; to Ecuador, Peru, Ukraine, and Russia to work with orphans; and to Romania to help care for failure-to-thrive infants.

Kitty calls herself a "chronic volunteer."


Charles "Chuck" Porter '52

At Knox, Charles "Chuck" Porter '52 had a personal philosophy that physical activity builds strong minds and bodies. This philosophy inspired him to establish Knox's first wrestling team in 1948 and lobby to have it added as a varsity sport. Even though Chuck never wrestled in high school and never worked with a wrestling coach, he won all of his meets in regular competition beginning his junior year.

In 2005, he initiated a challenge to all wrestling alumni to improve the College's wrestling facilities. The successful completion saw the inclusion of the Charles and Priscilla Porter Wrestling Complex in the College's fitness center. In 2006, the College honored him by naming the annual January wrestling tournament "The Chuck Porter Duals." Chuck retired as president of Dominquez Services Corporation and became actively involved with education. He and his wife, Priscilla, endowed the Priscilla and Charles Porter History-Social Science Resource Center at the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino. Chuck has been active with the Rotary Club of Indian Wells and the World Affairs Council of the Desert, an organization dedicated to engaging adults and students in the Coachella Valley with international affairs. The Council has recently renamed their high school competition "The Chuck and Priscilla Porter Academic WorldQuest in honor of the Porters, who were the founders of the program. Chuck and Priscilla live in Palm Desert, California.


Past Scroll of Honor Recipients

2015
Elizabeth Brook '41, Karen Dittmer Boyer '63, Barbara Lee Fay '61

2014
Barbara BJ Bjorkman '54, Frank Gustine '60, Patricia Burke Herminghouse '62

2013
Will Burrow '63, Jane Ehrenberg Rosen '61, Cliff Van Dyke '51

2012
John D. Cooke  '52, Sue Brown Cowing '60, K. Lane Miller '50

2011
Jane Denninger Erickson '50, Janet Drew Larsen '60, Marjorie Stuart Waters '52

2010
Dorothy Thomas Wharton '55, Jerry Peck* '57, Anne Cooper Munson '57 

2009
 Ann Jung Finney '58, John "Jack" Munson '55, Robert L. Willett Jr. '50

2008
Joan Felter Hotchkiss '50, Len A. Kuchan  '53, Jack Reiners '56

2007
Robert Cannon*, Honorary Member, Barbara Lemke '44, Tony Liberta '55

2006
Grace Bacon Bacher '50, Ralph Cianchetti '50, Robert J. Miller '52*

2005
Anne Claypool Brown '52, Robert Hegel '52, L. Davant Mull '51*

2004
Harold F. Pyke '53, Patricia Kimble Simmons '51, Betty Jane Tate Turney '44*

2003
Mildred Derry Dubois '41, Marian Wetmore Osterloh '33*, D. William Sherrick '52

2002
Jay Burgess '51, Donald Favreau '49*, Charles Gibbs '50

2001
James R. Bowman '48, H. Geraldine DuMars '40*, Sam Rinella '49

2000
Bradley A. Burnside '45*, Marye McElvaine Immenhausen '45, Gustav J. Rieckhoff Jr. '48

1999
Anderson, Claude Anderson '47*, Arthur Johnson '47*, Joy Kerler King '47, Robert J.L. Sundberg '40*, Mary Woolsey Thomson '44*

1998
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*

1997
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

1996
Beatrice Farwell Duncan '42*, Elizabeth Johnson Harris '37*, Robert F. Layton '37*, Gail Meadows '34*, Grace Smyth '34*, Isabelle Terrill '33*, Barbara Young '42

1995
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*

1994
Michael Newman Adams '33*, David L. Hamm '40*, Margaret Howe Hamm '42*, George John Matkov '38*, Daniel J. Roberts '42*, Mary Onken Styrt '43

1993
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*

1992
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*

1991
John Baudino '39*, Irwin Berg '36*, William Blake '36*, Evelyn Clay L'32*, Margaret Peterson Crosby '37*, William Snyder '27*, Sarabeth Richardson Welch '40*

1990
Bernard Crandell '36*, William Day '34*, Jane Gray Eberhard '34*, Harold Ford '39*, Dorothy Alsen Lass '39*, Helen Larson McMillan L'28*

1989
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*

1988
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*

1987
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*

1986
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*

1985
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*

1984
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*

1983
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*

1982
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*

1981
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*

1980
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*

1979
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*

1978
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*

1977
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*

1976
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*

1975
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*

1974
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*

1973
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*

1972
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*

1971
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*

1970
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*

1969
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*

1968
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*

1967
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*

1966
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*

1965
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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