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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. 

2015 Scroll of Honor recipients:

Karen Dittmer Bowyer '63

Bowyer Scroll of Honor

Karen Dittmer Bowyer '63 received advanced degrees from both Rutgers and the University of Alabama after graduating from Knox. In her career, Karen taught or administered at six different schools. Since 1984, she has served as president of Dyersburg State Community College. There, she worked to develop off-campus centers, initiated a degree program for two branches of the school, and began the College's first annual fund campaign.

She is the past chair on the Committee on Latin American Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and a past member of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity for the U.S. Secretary of Education.

Her community service includes serving as a member of Kiwanis, as past chair of the West Tennessee United Way Board, as a member of the Dyer County Chamber of Commerce, as fundraising chair of the Dyer County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and as a board member for Girl Scouts and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Her many awards include an honorary doctorate from Knox College in 1995, Outstanding Staff Member at Dyersburg State Community College, and Outstanding Business Woman in Dyer County, Tennessee. At Knox, Karen has been a class agent and a Reunion volunteer.


Elizabeth C. Brook '41

After graduating from Knox College and teaching history for a year, Elizabeth C. Brook '41 did something few women did in the 1940s; she joined the U.S. Navy. Elizabeth went through basic training and was commissioned as a lieutenant. She was posted in Washington, D.C., during World War II. When she accepted a position with the State Department a few years later, as a secretary at U.S. embassies, she began a more than 25-year career that took her all over the world. She traveled and served in such places as Saigon, Berlin, Cairo, and Beirut. In all, she served on eight assignments in eight countries. Elizabeth now lives in Sarasota, Florida, and was awarded the Diamond Circle of Delta Delta Delta in 2014.


Barbara Lee Fay '61

Barb Fay Scroll of Honor

Barbara Lee Fay '61, of Overland Park, Kansas, retired in 2005 as administrator of the Butler Manufacturing Company Foundation, monitoring local and national nonprofit organizations and trends in social services, education and the arts.

She currently serves as elder and moderator for her church outreach and mission committee, which, over the past several years, has donated over $1 million to help build a school in Guatemala and provided startup funds for several programs to address the needs of youth aging out of the foster care system, to name just a few projects. Barbara also is vice president of marketing and publicity for the LIVE! in Lexington Concert Series, and is secretary of the Lexington Auditorium Association.

A member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, Barbara has served as president of the Kansas City Area Alumnae Club, received the International Award for Leadership, and served as an elected officer at the international level for eight years, providing direction and leadership to 73 alumnae organizations in a four-state area.

Past positions include president of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Women's Council, supporting women in graduate studies, and president of Friendship House/Catherine's Place, residential recovery homes for women and their children. Barbara is trustee emerita of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and an advisory board member of the Coterie Theatre. She is a member of the Central Exchange, an organization that provides a venue and voice for women seeking their full potential.

Barbara holds an M.L.A. degree from Baker University.

As a Knox volunteer, she has been a class agent, an alumni club contact for Kansas City, admission volunteer, and a 50th Reunion volunteer. Barbara is married to Bill Fay, also a member of the Class of 1961. They are the parents of five married children and 14 grandchildren.

Past Scroll of Honor Recipients

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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