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Office of Admission

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401




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The admission staff is here to help. Email or call with any questions or to request information. 

Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission Paul Steenis

800-678-KNOX (Toll-free)


Paul Steenis '85

Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission

B.A., Knox College, Philosophy, Economics & Business Administration

"Opening minds, fulfilling dreams, changing lives—Knox provides a world class education to a great group of students. The admission staff and I want to share with you all that Knox has to offer. Think you might be right for Knox? Talk with us!"

Director of Admission DeVone Eurales

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DeVone Eurales

Director of Admission

B.S., Illinois College, Business Administration, Sociology

Recruitment Area

City of Chicago

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"Knox prides itself on being a community of scholars that form true friendships. Everyone is important, from the president to the newly enrolled first-year students. At Knox, we all respect each other as individuals and treat one another as equals. So if you see me on campus or at a college fair, I'm not Mr. Eurales. Call me DeVone."

Director of Recruitment and Outreach Kimberly Zimmernam

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Kimberly Zimmerman

Director of Recruitment and Outreach

B.A. Illinois Wesleyan University, English-Writing, Minor American Studies; M.A. North Central College, Leadership Studies

Recruitment Area

Northern Suburbs of Chicago

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"Knox College is a true living and learning community, where every member is valued, appreciated, and necessary to the greater human-powered Knox experience. Students here have the support they need, the opportunities they desire, and the freedom they require to develop into well-educated global citizens, ready for the next phase of their lives."

Associate Director of Admission Toni Mudd

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Toni Mudd

Associate Director of Admission

B.A., Southern Illinois University, Workforce Education and Development

Recruitment Area


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"The thing I love most about the Knox community is that every member has a story, and every story matters to the Knox community."

Associate Director of Admission Cheri Siebken

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Cheri Siebken

Associate Director of Admission Communications

B.J., University of Missouri-Columbia, Journalism

Recruitment Area


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"At Knox, you’ll find support from Knox alumni who are creating start-ups, directing nonprofits, conducting research, leading corporations, and so much more. They become mentors, give career advice, provide internships, and hire Knox graduates because they know that a Knox experience gives you the skills to succeed in today’s global world."

Senior Assistant Director of Admission Sarah Colangelo

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Sarah Colangelo '10

Senior Assistant Director of Admission

B.A., Knox College, English Literature, Journalism

Recruitment Area

Missouri, Northern Illinois, Western Suburbs of Chicago, Students Outside of the United States, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

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"Knox brings together a group of independent, gutsy, and passionate people. This combination creates an atmosphere in which students are constantly learning. Knox will match your enthusiasm in backing your unique aspirations."

Assistant Director of Admissions - Chicago Regional Counselor Nadia Flores

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Nadia Flores

Assistant Director of Admission - Chicago Regional Counselor

B.S., Communications, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

M.A., Educational Leadership in Higher Education, Northeastern Illinois University

I also speak: Spanish

Recruitment Area

City of Chicago and Indiana

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"In the words of Ghandi, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.” Knox students are confident to make the change, confident to be the motivators, and become the Leaders."

Jennifer Granillo

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Jennifer Granillo

Assistant Director of Admission

B.S., Western Illinois University, Fashion Merchandising

Recruitment Area

Transfer Students

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"The passion for learning and dedication to diversity and inclusion is apparent the minute you arrive on the Knox campus. Here, you'll find a supportive community conducive to achieving any academic goal."

Assistant Director of Admission Rosie Worthen

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Rosie Worthen '11

Assistant Director of Admission

B.A., Knox College, Modern Languages, Integrated International Studies

I also speak: Spanish

Recruitment Area

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming

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"Knox opens doors; doors to inner exploration, opportunities, and a successful future. You have the freedom of choice within a supportive community, empowering you to take charge of your own educational path and cultivate your potential to change the world."

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Mary Diprete '15

Admission Counselor

B.A., Knox College – English Literature

Recruitment Area

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington

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I know first-hand the distinct and beautiful opportunities that Knox offers its students. The relationships that I formed here continue to be some of the most generative in my life, and the creative work that I began at Knox has continued well beyond the years I spent as a student on campus. From the prairie, to the courses, to the people, to those Old Main windows, this is a place you can fall in love with.

Kyran Blisset

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Kyran Blissett '20

Admission Counselor

B.A., Knox College, Asian Studies

Recruitment Area

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Southern Suburbs of Chicago, Southern Illinois, and Western Illinois

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"Knox is a community built around seeking knowledge and supporting your peers and your community. Every member of the community has a voice and has talents, skills, or ideas that are invaluable to the community and to those living here. You and your ideas are important."

Student Financial Services Staff

Director of Financial Aid Leigh Brinson

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Leigh Brinson

Director of Student Financial Services

B.A., Northern Illinois University, Corporate Communications

M.B.A., Robert Morris University Illinois, Management

"I have two favorite days at Knox College… the first is watching a new student visit campus and the second is watching the same student cross the stage at graduation. Each time the student is excited and nervous about the possibilities of what the future may hold. It is an honor to help students and parents navigate through the financial aid process."

Leigh is the Student Financial Services Advisor for international students.

Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid Mary Wright

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Mary Wright

Senior Associate Director of Student Financial Services

B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, Psychology, Business

M.S., Marian College, Organizational Leadership and Quality

"The best part of my job is being able to help students and families see that they can afford a Knox education."

Mary is the Student Financial Services Advisor for U.S. students with last names beginning with A through G.

Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

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Cindy Bankes

Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

B.B.A., Midstate College, Business Administration

" I love the warm and inviting feeling you have the moment you step foot on the Knox campus.  The Knox community is very supportive and the students have the opportunity to grow and become incredible leaders.  I am very excited and honored to have the opportunity to help guide students and families through their financial aid process."

Cindy is the Student Financial Services Advisor for U.S. students with last names beginning with H through P.

Associate Director of Financial Aid, Jessa Morgan

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Jessa Morgan

Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

B.S., Western Illinois University, Agriculture

"Financial aid is a mystery to many students and their families. It certainly was for me when I started school. I enjoy guiding students to help them find a financial aid solution that works for their individual needs. I am excited to see how the next generation of students will make us all #KnoxProud."

Jessa is the Student Financial Services Advisor for U.S. students with last names beginning with Q through Z.

Campus Visit Staff

Senior Administrative Assistant Norma Rodriguez

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Norma Rodriguez

Senior Administrative Assistant and Campus Visit Coordinator

A.A., Patricia Stevens Career College in St. Louis, MO, Fashion Merchandising

I also speak: Spanish

"I enjoy meeting and connecting prospective students to the excitement and possibilities of a Knox education."

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