Knox College Homecoming

Knox College Homecoming, Oct. 19-21

Reunions, Receptions, Sports, Lectures, Faculty, Students, Alumni and Friends!

October 13, 2012

Knox College looks to welcome more than 1,000 alumni to Galesburg for the College's 2012 Homecoming Weekend festivities, October 19-21.

Events for alumni include reunions organized by class years, clubs, sports teams, fraternities, sororities and academic majors. This year's Homecoming Dinner will be on the south lawn of Seymour Union in a heated, enclosed tent, followed by a fireworks display on the lawn.

Knox Service Awards will be presented this year to Lil Maria Castro-Rosabal '88, Tom Crabtree '72, and H. James Farver '61. The Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame will induct the 1976 football team, Seth Kopf '04, Mark McIntosh '72, and 1901-1902 football coach John Frederick McLean.

The complete schedule and other Homecoming information is available online at

Several Homecoming events are free and open to the public:

On Friday, October 19 --

  • Art Show Opening Reception: The Art of Harland Goudie, 7-9 p.m., Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
  • Alumni Jam Session, 9-11 p.m., Bier Garten, Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar, 57 South Cherry Street

On Saturday, October 20 --

  • Alumni & Faculty Book Signing, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Lobby, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
  • Women's Soccer vs. Carroll University, 11 a.m., Jorge Prats Field
  • Knox Football vs. Illinois College, 1 p.m., Knosher Bowl
  • Knox Men's Soccer vs. Carroll University, 1:30 p.m., Jorge Prats Field

More about the Knox Service Award Winners:

Lil Maria Castro-Rosabal '88
Lil's volunteer involvement began as a Knox student, when she hosted Knox students in her parent's home in San Jose, Costa Rica; participated in International Fair, and was a volunteer speaker on Costa Rica at Galesburg schools, among other activities. As an alumna, Lil served as a member of the Young Alumni Achievement Award Selection Committee and as a delegate for the presidential inauguration at Trinity College. She regularly attends East Coast alumni gatherings and is a loyal star donor.

Tom Crabtree '72
Tom is well known as the Knox football historian, thanks to his exceptional knowledge of the program from the late 1800s to the present. For many years, he has voluntarily compiled all of Knox's football records and is an outstanding resource for sports information. In addition, Tom has nominated a number of former student-athletes for induction into the Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame -- seven in the current pool have been nominated by Tom.

H. James Farver '61
In honor of his 50th Reunion, Jim undertook a special appeal to math majors between 1948 and 1963, asking his fellow alumni to support him in funding an endowed chair in the name of legendary professor of mathematics, Rothwell C. Stephens. In just under six weeks, Jim secured nearly $420,000 in cash and pledges for the Rothwell C. Stephens Distinguished Chair in Mathematics, in addition to his significant pledge. He looks forward to continuing his efforts to make the Stephens Chair a reality.

More About the Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame Winners:

John Frederick McLean
John Frederick McLean was the Knox football coach in 1901 and 1902. Coach McLean's teams at Knox compiled a record of 17-5-1 and outscored the opposition 469-90.

Mark McIntosh '72
Mark McIntosh, a two-sport athlete who played football and baseball, was a wide receiver and punter for the football team and an outfielder for the baseball team. Mark was named to five All-Midwest Conference teams during his career.

1976 Football Team
The 1976 football team was among the best to ever take the field at Knox. The team finished with a 7-1-1 record, won the Midwest Conference title, and five players were selected as first-team all-conference performers.

Seth Kopf '04
Seth Kopf was a record-breaking and award-winning defensive back as a member of the Knox football team between 2001 and 2003. He was an All-Midwest Conference selection three times and was named to four All-American teams during his career.