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Department Chair

Todd Heidt

Associate Professor in Modern Languages-German; Chair of International Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Students display their countries flags at the annual International Fair in Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

Knox has a long history of alumni who have achieved prominence in international fields, from diplomacy to commerce and journalism. They include:

Time Magazine 100 "Most Influential People, " Matt Berg '00.

Foreign Service Officer/Career Diplomat, U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel. Eugene Tadie '74.

Diplomat, U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C. Virginia Canil '73.

Manager, International Rose Essences, Sofia, Bulgaria. Filip Lissicharov '97.

Foreign Affairs Officer, Botswana Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Benetia Chingapane '95.

Independent Consultant, Mara Simanis Consulting, Jurmala, Latvia. Mara Simanis '83.

International Services Director, ComPsych Corporation, Northbrook, Illinois. Robert Miller '79.

Central Asian Bureau Manager, Eastnet News Service, Moscow, Russia. Patricia Scymczyk '75.

Senior Vice President, International Banking Division, Bank One Corporation, Chicago, Illinois. Scott Baranski '72.

Strategic Planning, Former Head of Far East Operations, Caterpillar Inc., R. Bruce St. John '65.

Support Coordinator, CIEE Council on International Educational Exchange. Rachael Dean '06.

Retired Deputy Secretary of State, now International Management Consultant. Joseph Sisco '41.

Owner, Hana Renee | Peaceful Warrior Wellness. Hana Renee '07.

U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Edgar Bancroft, Class of 1878.

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