College Engagement, Office of Advancement
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
2021 Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony
Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. Central Time
Virginia Steen 69
Dr. Virginia Steen talks about how she first became interested in scleroderma research as an internal medicine physician and how it enabled her to develop long-term relationships with the people she treated.
Casey Jones '87
Casey Jones talks about how he was inspired to pursue nursing as a career while he was working as a diving instructor in Mexico—and how he has continued to develop his skills as an educator.
Amy Carlson '90
Emmy-nominated actor Amy Carlson says, "The most interesting actors are the most interesting humans." She credits her Knox education for helping her engage deeply with the world around her as well as become a successful artist.
Regine Rousseau '95
Regine Rousseau says that putting on a Knox theatre production awakened her entrepreneurial instincts—teaching her how to raise capital, recruit the right people, and manage an operation with many moving parts.
Leah Heister Burton '08
Leah Heister Burton reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on the Guggenheim Museum and how it required her to adjust long-term plans on the fly. She says her Knox education was essential preparation—despite the fact that her current role has little to do with her major.
Melati Nungsari '10
Melati Nungsari talks about how her decision to study the economics of migration transformed her into an activist for refugees. "They're not just numbers ... they have lives. They have kids they left behind."