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Knox Magazine

Spring 2009 -- Volume 93, Issue 1

Knox Magazine Spril 2009 Issue CoverFor nearly 15,000 alumni, Knox College was an important stop on the journey to adulthood. In other words, they have "grown up Knox." Knox Magazine explores what growing up Knox means to the Knox community, from legacy students to members of the fall 2009 entering class to the latest inductees of the Fifty Year Club.


Letters: Read the President's Message, Editor's Note, and letters to the editor.

Meet the Trustee: "Coming from a small high school with limited offerings, I never really had the opportunity to fully explore diverse academic subjects. Knox opened my mind to a variety of academic and social interests," said Gary Jacobson, a first-generation college student from rural Sheffield, Illinois, who is now is now an executive vice president and shareholder in Ricerca Biosciences in Concord, Ohio, and concurrently is principal with General Biotechnology, LLC in Indianapolis.

Growing Up Knox: If anyone truly "grows up Knox," it's a legacy student, who follows a family member to Knox. From longest legacy to the legacy who traveled the farthest to campus, Knox Magazine offers highlights from knox's long history of legacy students.

Keeping Home Close At Knox: Every September, first-year students arrive at Knox to begin their college career, and many bring with them a piece of home to ease their transition to college life. Here are the stories of five students and what they brought with them to help negotiate their first year on campus.

Learning to Learn: A Knox student graduates with a degree in music and goes on to be a doctor -- or majors in physics and becomes a pastor. Why do the lives of so many Knox graduates take such interesting twists and turns? Meet a few alumni whose lives have followed unexpected paths.

Fifty Makes Way for Fiesty: What comes to mind when you think of the Knox-Lombard Fifty Year Club? Knox Magazine asked this question of Cigi Ross '06 and sent her to Homecoming 2008 to find out if her perceptions rang true.

2009 Alumni Achievement Awards: Meet the four winners of the 2009 Alumni Achievement Awards

Flashback: Thanks to all of those Ghetto dwellers who came out of hiding and provided responses to our "Ghetto Rules Old Main" photo, including Tom MacMillan '81, Mark "Stew" Stewart '81, John Baxter '83, and Mark Huddle '81.

Class Notes: Catch up with your classmates and friends!