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Megan Clayton

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The Scroll of Honor award is presented to FYC members, including honorary members, to recognize lifetime achievements in the service of their community, society, or humanity.

FYC members and friends may submit names and biographical information for consideration. Up to three awards will be presented annually. Nominate a member for the Knox Scroll of Honor online. Members of the Knox College Board of Trustees and those who have received the Knox College Alumni Achievement Award are not eligible for the award.

2023 Scroll of Honor recipients:

Michael Armstrong graduated in 1970 with a major in History. After Knox, Michael worked on the archaeological excavation of Fort Stanwix in New York state. He earned a Master of Management degree in marketing from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and worked for Time Inc. before joining U.S. News & World Report in 1980. He retired as the senior vice president of operations at U.S. News & World Report in 2009.  Michael was awarded two U.S. patents for magazine-binding technology and featured in industry publications for his work with consolidated magazine distribution systems, including advocacy with the U.S. Postal Service. After retirement, Armstrong was appointed by the trustees of the Village of Cold Spring, New York, to chair the committee developing a comprehensive plan, which was adopted in 2012.  He served as president of the board of the Chapel Restoration, a non-denominational historic church now used for concerts, weddings, and other events.  Armstrong co-edited The Majestic Nature of the North: Thomas Kelah Wharton’s Journeys in Antebellum America through the Hudson River Valley and New England, with Professor Steven A. Walton of Michigan Tech University.  Wharton, an English immigrant, had designed the historic Cold Spring chapel at age 18, in 1832.  

Jeanne Franks graduated in 1971 with a major in Political Science. She is a self-employed marketing consultant and designer in the architecture and engineering industry. During her career, she has played a principal role in the success of two firms founded by African American women. She earned an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Her freshman year she hosted a jazz show on WVKC, from the station’s studio in the basement of Whiting Hall. She has been an on-air host of a jazz show for the College of DuPage 90.9 FM, WDCB, and WDCB.org in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, for almost two decades. Jeanne was one of the founders of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty & Equality) at Knox, which raised cultural awareness in the Knox and Galesburg communities by bringing to the forefront issues that impact people of African descent. A.B.L.E. addresses issues unique to African Americans and the interaction between races. The group also serves as an added support service for the diverse student body at Knox College. As one of the founders, she advocated for the A.B.L.E. House, Black faculty, and Black studies.

Nancy Schmid Stanley graduated in 1964 with a major in English Literature. After Knox, Nancy moved to Washington DC and attended law school at George Washington University National Law Center. She subsequently became Congresswoman Bella Abzug's first legislative assistant for women's rights and her career thereafter included work as a lawyer for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission, and as a member of a New York-based women's rights law firm that she helped establish. As a litigator during this period, she represented women in several early cases challenging the then almost-total absence of women in on-air and senior broadcasting positions at two of the major networks. For the last two decades of her career she was the Chief Mediator for the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the first person to hold that position. During that time, she trained dozens of volunteer mediators, taught a mediation advocacy class at the George Washington University law school, trained Egyptian judges in mediation techniques immediately after the events of 9/11, and mediated or co-mediated many cases herself. 

Past Scroll of Honor Recipients

2022
Colonel Dale J. Litney ’66, Bob Long ’68, Nancy Rabenstein Pielemeier ’67

2021
Aiyoung Choi '63, Sheila Ann Hegy '63, Rodney Ross '65

2020
Holly Thompson Nelson '68, Margie Thomas Mason '69

2019
Otis Cowan '64, Cynthia Morse Latta '62, Quentin Pletsch '67, Wendy Saul '68

2018
Sandra Allison Cooper ’64, Karen Kuhfuss Koch ’62, Greta Kallio Nagel ’66

2017
Bob Callecod '61, Judie Elifson Hoffman '61*, Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson '64

2016
Gail Hurd '65, Katherine "Kitty" Badger MacDowell '63, Charles "Chuck" Porter '52

2015
Elizabeth Brook '41, Karen Dittmer Boyer '63, Barbara Lee Fay '61

2014
Barbara BJ Bjorkman '54, Frank Gustine '60*, Patricia Burke Herminghouse '62

2013
Will Burrow '63, Jane Ehrenberg Rosen '61, Cliff Van Dyke '51

2012
John D. Cooke  '52, Sue Brown Cowing '60, K. Lane Miller '50

2011
Jane Denninger Erickson '50*, Janet Drew Larsen '60, Marjorie Stuart Waters '52

2010
Dorothy Thomas Wharton '55, Jerry Peck '57*, Anne Cooper Munson '57 

2009
 Ann Jung Finney '58, John "Jack" Munson '55*, Robert L. Willett Jr. '50

2008
Joan Felter Hotchkiss '50*, Len A. Kuchan  '53, Jack Reiners '56

2007
Robert Cannon*, Honorary Member, Barbara Lemke '44, Tony Liberta '55

2006
Grace Bacon Bacher '50*, Ralph Cianchetti '50*, Robert J. Miller '52*

2005
Anne Claypool Brown '52, Robert Hegel '52, L. Davant Mull '51*

2004
Harold F. Pyke '53, Patricia Kimble Simmons '51*, Betty Jane Tate Turney '44*

2003
Mildred Derry Dubois '41, Marian Wetmore Osterloh '33*, D. William Sherrick '52*

2002
Jay Burgess '51, Donald Favreau '49*, Charles Gibbs '50*

2001
James R. Bowman '48, H. Geraldine DuMars '40*, Sam Rinella '49

2000
Bradley A. Burnside '45*, Marye McElvaine Immenhausen '45, Gustav J. Rieckhoff Jr. '48

1999
Anderson, Claude Anderson '47*, Arthur Johnson '47*, Joy Kerler King '47*, Robert J.L. Sundberg '40*, Mary Woolsey Thomson '44*

1998
Anne Brown Byram '38*, Ruth M. Coppedge '39*, Robert Miller '34*, Frieda Ellerbrake O'Haggarty '33*, Dorothy Peterson Ray '39*, Rex Selk '40*, Betty Urquhart '40*

1997
Eugene Bonham * '37*, George E. Bowman '34*, Dwight R. Crandell '44*, Margaret Zelle McClellan '40*, Helen Scharfenberg Peters '36*, Dorothea Richardson '29*, Leno Tattini '40*

1996
Beatrice Farwell Duncan '42*, Elizabeth Johnson Harris '37*, Robert F. Layton '37*, Gail Meadows '34*, Grace Smyth '34*, Isabelle Terrill '33*, Barbara Young '42

1995
Edwin R. Armstrong '42*, Jean Porter Benson '43*, Marian Miner Miller '42*, Henry Rasmussen Jr. '41*, David T. Robinson '38*, J. Harold Shullaw '38*, F. Marian Walker '38*

1994
Michael Newman Adams '33*, David L. Hamm '40*, Margaret Howe Hamm '42*, George John Matkov '38*, Daniel J. Roberts '42*, Mary Onken Styrt '43

1993
Frederick Bromberger '40*, Neva Marsden Fach '29*, Charles S. Gamble '41*, Robert Y. Paddock  '39*, Mary Dilworth Rea '36*, Russell Swise '42*, Vincent A. Thomas '36*

1992
Alice Richardson Dakin '38*, Russell G. Harris '35*, George W. Hendrickson L'26*, Kenneth T. Johnson '41*, Ruth Miner-Kessel '41, Paul Pickrel '38*, Arthur W. Young  '39*

1991
John Baudino '39*, Irwin Berg '36*, William Blake '36*, Evelyn Clay L'32*, Margaret Peterson Crosby '37*, William Snyder '27*, Sarabeth Richardson Welch '40*

1990
Bernard Crandell '36*, William Day '34*, Jane Gray Eberhard '34*, Harold Ford '39*, Dorothy Alsen Lass '39*, Helen Larson McMillan L'28*

1989
Roberta Christy Dalton '34*, Richard Goff '37*, Ella Hanawalt  '13*, John A. Lampe '33*, Ignatius "Iggy" Matkov '29*, Charles B. Robison '34*, Frances Hazen Rowe '34*

1988
Richard Agnew '29*, Marion Yeoman Baker '37*, Russell Lane '33*, Robert McLaughlin '36*, Roy Rylander L'25*, Grace Wargo Stephano '33*, James Knox Welch '37*

1987
Robert Gamble '35*, Viola Meeker Hall L'28*, Irene Bowman Landis '36*, William K. Richardson '34*, Eleanor M. Senn '30*, Marion Charles Van Norman '27*

1986
Harper Andrews '29*, Edith Prescott Crabbe '32*, Rose Erlandson '27*, J. Kenneth Gunther '32*, Maurine Smith Hamilton '29*, Helen Lindrothe '32*, Nancy McLellan Merritt '32*

1985
Alice Simmons Cox L'25*, Dorothy M. Drake '25*, James W. Drew '34*, Sarah Shurtleff Drew '34*, Elizabeth Blodgett Hall '32*, Virginia Hinchliff '32*, Richard A. Hoover '30*, Doris Miles Williams '33*

1984
Dorothy Chamberlin Bednar '32*, Geraldine Owen Delaney '28*, Althea McConnell Gittings L'24*, John L. Grout '29*, Noel B. Mosher L'27*, Lawrence E. Rosenberg '30*

1983
Ann Shaw Darling '23*, Violet Field L'28*, Hilmer C. Nelson L'25*, Alice C. Saar '29*, Howard Silberer '31*, Clarendon Van Norman '26*, Frank A. Whiteside L'27*

1982
William H. Alexander '26*, Jane Root Church '30*, Evelyn Adams Costello L'24*, Joseph Gray '26*, Mary Louise Hoagland '29*, Jonathan W. Latimer '29*, Marion Venell L'28*, Erma Rose Wilson '24*

1981
John R. Baily L'29*, Charles J. Bednar '29*, Lawrence Brennan L'29*,  George E. Drew '29*,  Helen Christy May '25*, Willis E. Terry '04*, William A. Watson L'25*

1980
Raymond L. Anderson '29*, Raymond L. Arnold '29*, Ruth M. Erlandson '28*, Elden D. Finley '23*, Alma Lescher Fox '19*, Von E. Livingston '25*, Richard Nesti L '28*, Margaret E. Thompson '17*, Helen Dopp Verner '27*

1979
Helen Weinberg Browning '14*, Lauren W. Goff L'25*, Henry L. Hughes L'21*, Dorrit Dodds Jones '22*, William H. Robson '22*, Sylvia C. Ryin '25*

1978
James Eugene Conklin '27*, Willard B. Dean '19*, Georgia Wesner Ellaworth*, William R. Fritze L'27*, Hortense Gehring L'27*, Calvin Hammond '28*, George Hansman L'28*, Mildred Fairbairn Hoopes '25*, Milton C. Hult '19*, Isyl Spiker Walton*

1977
H. Dewey Ewing '25*, Ildra Jessup Larson '21*, Jonathan L. Latimer '18*, Cecil C. Lescher '16*, Irene Bridge Mariner '12*, Mary Esther Shaw '23*, Alice Wolfram Smith '25*, Dorothy Spoerl L'27*, Harold C. Whitman L'25*, Gail Youngren L'27*

1976
John R. Anderson L'22*, Faith Hague Bartlett '17*, John Herbert Coolidge '24*, Philip* Drew '25*, Cyrena Margaret Everist '21*, G. Dewey Imig '21*, Arthur Lawrence (posthumous) 1898*, Linneus A. Lawrence '22*, Horace Russell Smith '24*, Thayne Harwood Young '16*

1975
Reuben W. Brockmueller L'25*, Thomas Clark '17*, Mary E. Dunn '15*, Palmer D. Edmunds 12*, George Washington IV Gale '24*, Czarina M. Hall L'13*, Roy L. Lamb L'25*, Cuyler S. MacRae '24*, D. Leland Swanson '10*

1974
Ralph F. Albro '23*,  Marcus Craft '18*, Lois Hurlbut Enz '20*,  Charles Kenneth Lawyer '25*, Brett Neice L'23*,  Thomas E. Nelson L'20*, Harriet Eleanor Robson '14*, Waldo Oswald Urban '22*

1973
Crosiar G. Bower '20*, Marjorie Churchill '22*, Murlin G. Hoover '20*, Leonard R. James '17*, Harold V. Mather '10*, Ruth Chamerlin Miller L'12*, Archie S. Morse '16*, Harold F. Peterson '22*, Katherine Wensburg '21*

1972
Helen M. Eastes '17*, Margaret Elliott Houck '19*, Lewis W. Kistler '16*,Louis W. McKelvey '20*, Harold K. Salzburg '24*, Edmond B. Stofft '20*, Margaret Fuller Turner '18*, Guy L. White '18*, Ernest J. Wood '13*

1971
Lawrence E. Boyd '19*, Kenneth L. Carpenter L'21*, Eila Vanelle Hiler '19*, Kendall G. Hinman '19*, Helen B. Hubbard '16*, Mary Louise Kidney '17*, Agnes Olson Kirchhoff '14*, John H. Midkiff '17*

1970
John M. Baker '19*, Ray M. Brown '14*, Noel Craig '12*, Robert H. McClure '15*, Simon Guy Parks '18*, Catharine Crissey Probst L'18*, Paul G. Spellbring '18*, George H. Wells '13*, Nettie Krantz Wilcox '16*

1969
Margaret Louise Anderson '17*, Mary Fern Barrer '18*, Lewis Raymond Billett '17*, James Ray Blayney '12*, Helen Calkins '16*, Carrie Belle Carroll 1895*, Faye Phillips Frazier '15*, Hobart Raymond Gay '17*, Edward Benedict Grogan '13*, Inez Goodsill Heuber '10*, Ward W. Husted L'17*, Margaret Evelyn Jacobson '12*, Ralph A. Kimble '18*, Ruth Hazen Kimble '18*, Henry W. Lampe '01*, Hugh E. Rosson '16*, Craig G. Whitsitt '10*

1968
William M. Bardens '17*, Frederick Beard '12*, Ray Swan Belcher L'07*, Earl R. Bridge '10*, Mina Van Cleave Buck '01*, Agnes Hartley Cole '13*, Verna L. Cooley '13*, Mary Allensworth Creighton '16*, Harold Hands '14*, Louise T. Harrington '17*, Albert Malcolm Walton '15*, Katherine Whitener '10*, Helen Trask Yates '14*

1967
Nettie C. Allen '00*, Martha Illick Ambrecht '00*, William Kinney Crawford '14*, Ferris B. Crum '16*, Fannie Harff Glidden '02*, Edith F. Hardy '13*, Grace F. Hinchliff '10*, Constance H. Loesch '13*, Ralph D. Lucas '14*, Margaret Edgerton Moore 1895*, Ethel Chamberlain Porter '06*, Willis H. Rich L'05*, Ralph F. Ruth '13*, Harry Lee Smith '10*, Worcester Warren '12*, Inez Webster L'05*, John C. Weigel L'08*, Malachi Wickham '09*

1966
Violet Briggs Brown '12*, Mary Willard Clark '04*, Clifford Bateman Ewart '09*, Martha Alice Good '12*, Arthur Ray Grummon '11*, George Ferris Hayes '10*, Harry Hayes '12*, Nell Townsend Hinchliff L'04*, Mary Willard Hurlbut '15*, Florence Shepard Ingersoll '15*, Robert E. Jacobson '14*, Leslie J. Johnson '03*, Edith Lass '05*, Howard M. Lawton '11*, Howard M. Leinbaugh '13*, Emma Holmer Little '08*, Charles Ward Mariner '08*, Sig B. Nelson '10*, Florence Pierce '15*, Harry & Helen Pillsbury '09*, Henry F. Prince '11*, Lillian Erickson Riggs '15*, Arthur E. Robinson '15*, Helen Margaret Ryan '12*, Paul Jordan Smith L'08*, Nannine Preston Stephens1899*, Grace Loomis Terry 1895*, John Caldwell Thiessen '29*, George F. Whitsett '13*, Florence E. Willard '02*, Bessie Coat Worth '12*, Arvid P. Zetterberg '05*

1965
Oral Sumner Coad '09*, Hammil Ripley Graham '07*, Max H. Harrison '13*, John C. Jordan '08*, Stanley Manning L'05*, Alice Logden Smith '08*, Marie Swanson '14*, Harold Eugene Tobey '06*

* deceased

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