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Department Chair

Mark Holmes

Associate Professor & Chair of Art

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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3 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student in Sculpture, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anthony Deiner-Hanson '14. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Graduate Student in Multimedia, Tyler School of Art. Rebecca Ott '12. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Graduate Student in Painting, Boston University. Mark Farrell '12. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Ceramics, Virginia Commonwealth University.  Katie O'Connor '12. Richmond, Virginia.
  • Graduate Student in Painting, University of Pennsylvania. Saori Morizumi '10. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Graduate Student in Ceramics, Alfred University. Rianna Sprague '09. Alfred, New York.
  • Graduate Student in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design.  Katie Bell '08. Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Graduate Student in Painting, Boston University. Gaia Nardie-Warner '08. Boston, Massachusetts.

Some pursue careers in art and design...

  • Design Apprenticeship Program Manager, Building Project Manager, Art and Public Life at The University of Chicago. Gabe Moreno '14.
  • Marketing, Rebirth Garments. Nina Litoff '12.
  • Architect, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). Spencer McNeil '10.
  • Artistic Development and Festival Coordinator, The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Selena Jones '08.
  • Frontend Developer, EasyKicks. Philippe Moore '08.
  • Designer and 3D Generalist, Priscila De Lima '05.
  • Owner, Licensed Professional Counselor, Creative Roots Therapy. Erin Spier '04. Eugene, Oregon.
  • Director of Production, Publishing Department, Art Institute of Chicago and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Joe Mohan '03.
  • Interior Designer, Department of Veterans Affairs. Desiree Maltbia Lee '01.

Some go into education...

  • Art Teacher, Des Plaines Public Schools. Bridget Doherty '15.
  • Writing Tutor, Johns Hopkins University. Angelo Kozonis '09. 
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Knox College. Tim Stedman '09.
  • Art Teacher, Galesburg High School. Greg Liebach '08.
  • Art Teacher, Peoria Public Schools. Dana Johnson '04.
  • Art Teacher, Elk Grove Village. Cindy Pacyk '04.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Whitman College. Joe Page '03.

And many have found success in other fields...

  • Software Engineer, Condé Nast. Alex Robertson '12.
  • UI & UX Designer, OneMain. Nick Kalmus '10.
  • Director, Annual Giving and Start-Up Campaigns, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Heather Kopec '10.
  • Web-user Experience Designer, SmugMug. Keenan Wells '05.
  • Museum Curator and Director of Education, Preserve Louisiana. Natalie Mault '01.
  • Vice President, DeWitt Stern. Christopher Wise '00.

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Printed on Monday, January 20, 2020