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P. Megan Clayton
Associate Director of FYC programs
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
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, or send the name and a brief biographical sketch to Megan Clayton, associate director of FYC programs, Knox College Campus Box K-210, Galesburg, Illinois 61401. 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.
Sandra Allison Cooper ’64 received a Juris doctor at Southwestern Law School–Los Angeles after graduating from Knox. She then became dean of students at Southwestern, and after three years, joined Paul, Hastings, a leading international law firm. She became a partner and represented many educational and nonprofit institutions. She ultimately left to become associate general counsel at the California Institute of Technology and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she was awarded the NASA Cassini Recognition Award. She retired from Caltech and then shortly returned to a position at Occidental College as vice president-general counsel and also taught constitutional law there.
Now fully retired, she continues to pursue her passion for rescuing Tennessee Walking Horses, many of which suffer lasting ill effects from the treatments some trainers use to enhance the horses’ distinctive gait. Sandra has lobbied Congress against the treatment and is part of a group raising money for this project. She also shelters rescue horses at her farm. Sandra is a member of the League of Women Voters, has been active in voter registration, and works as a literacy volunteer, teaching English as a second language.
Karen Kuhfuss Koch ’62 followed her Knox degree with a secondary teaching certificate from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from Webster University. Her thesis topic evolved into a kit for teaching music history, and other products followed. As a nationally certified professional piano teacher who has taught every level from Montessori preschool through community college, she often wished for help in marketing and realized that many other worthwhile self-published materials were languishing because they were not known. That recognition grew into her business, Music Educators’ Marketplace, a cooperative marketing venture for 45 teachers in the U.S. and Canada, and more than 200 music education items including manipulatives, games, camp plans, and other unique self-published teaching materials. From her garage warehouse, she shipped the materials that were sold online and through her presentations at conferences and professional meetings. In 2016, Karen’s business merged with another online music education business so that now a wider variety of products is available. Karen has held leadership in many state and local professional organizations, serves as a judge for student auditions, and has been a church organist, choir director, and accompanist since her teenage years. She has been active as an officer and writer in
Karen has been a member of the Music Teachers’ National Association and holds the designation as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM). She belongs to Illinois State Music Teachers Association, Gateway Arch East Music Teachers Association—which honored her with Member of the Year status three times, St. Louis Music Teachers Association, and the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs.
Greta Kallio Nagel ’66 moved to Chicago after graduating from Knox and went to work as the first female Dun & Bradstreet credit reporter. She decided that she preferred teaching, loving the work and pleased that paychecks were the same for both men and women. Her first years as a teacher included earning a credential at night while she served as a sixth-grade teacher in schools on the West Side of Chicago. Greta’s work there influenced her perspectives throughout her long and varied career in education.
Greta left Chicago for California in 1970. She continued her teaching career in Oakland, and she also continued her education, earning a Ph.D. in multicultural education from Claremont Graduate University in 1992. She became a reading specialist and elementary principal in Southern California. She went on to serve as a professor at California State University, Long Beach, where she taught the history and philosophy of education and graduate courses in literacy. She also served as the director of alternative certification there and designed and managed several inner-city tutoring projects. In those years, Greta also authored three books, including two that remain in print 20 years later (The Tao of Teaching and The Tao of Parenting; Penguin/Plume) and that were published in five languages.
Greta retired in 2006 but had already begun work on the Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL) at Cal State Long Beach, convinced of the need for such an institution. Her retirement party was actually a “
Bob Callecod '61, Judie Elifson Hoffman '61*, Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson '64
Gail Hurd '65, Katherine "Kitty" Badger MacDowell '63, Charles "Chuck" Porter '52
Elizabeth Brook '41, Karen Dittmer Boyer '63, Barbara Lee Fay '61
Barbara BJ Bjorkman '54, Frank Gustine '60*, Patricia Burke Herminghouse '62
Will Burrow '63, Jane Ehrenberg Rosen '61, Cliff Van Dyke '51
John D. Cooke '52, Sue Brown Cowing '60, K. Lane Miller '50
Jane Denninger Erickson '50*, Janet Drew Larsen '60, Marjorie Stuart Waters '52
Dorothy Thomas Wharton '55, Jerry Peck '57*, Anne Cooper Munson '57
Ann Jung Finney '58, John "Jack" Munson '55*, Robert L. Willett Jr. '50
Joan Felter Hotchkiss '50*, Len A. Kuchan '53, Jack Reiners '56
Robert Cannon*, Honorary Member, Barbara Lemke '44, Tony Liberta '55
Grace Bacon Bacher '50*, Ralph Cianchetti '50*, Robert J. Miller '52*
Anne Claypool Brown '52, Robert Hegel '52, L. Davant Mull '51*
Harold F. Pyke '53, Patricia Kimble Simmons '51*, Betty Jane Tate Turney '44*
Mildred Derry Dubois '41, Marian Wetmore Osterloh '33*, D. William Sherrick '52*
Jay Burgess '51, Donald Favreau '49*, Charles Gibbs '50*
James R. Bowman '48, H. Geraldine
Bradley A. Burnside '45*, Marye McElvaine Immenhausen '45, Gustav J. Rieckhoff Jr. '48
Anderson, Claude Anderson '47*, Arthur Johnson '47*, Joy
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*
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*
Beatrice Farwell Duncan '42*, Elizabeth Johnson Harris '37*, Robert F. Layton '37*, Gail Meadows '34*, Grace Smyth '34*, Isabelle Terrill '33*, Barbara Young '42
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*
Michael Newman Adams '33*, David L. Hamm '40*, Margaret Howe Hamm '42*, George John Matkov '38*, Daniel J. Roberts '42*, Mary Onken Styrt '43
Frederick Bromberger '40*, Neva Marsden Fach '29*, Charles S. Gamble '41*, Robert Y. Paddock '39*, Mary Dilworth Rea '36*, Russell
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*
John Baudino '39*, Irwin Berg '36*, William Blake '36*, Evelyn Clay L'32*, Margaret Peterson Crosby '37*, William Snyder '27*, Sarabeth Richardson Welch '40*
Bernard Crandell '36*, William Day '34*, Jane Gray Eberhard '34*, Harold Ford '39*, Dorothy Alsen Lass '39*, Helen Larson McMillan L'28*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
Helen Weinberg Browning '14*, Lauren W. Goff L'25*, Henry L. Hughes L'21*, Dorrit Dodds Jones '22*, William H. Robson '22*, Sylvia C.
James Eugene Conklin '27*, Willard B. Dean '19*, Georgia Wesner
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*
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*
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*
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*
Crosiar G. Bower '20*, Marjorie Churchill '22*, Murlin G. Hoover '20*, Leonard R. James '17*, Harold V. Mather '10*, Ruth
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*
Lawrence E. Boyd '19*, Kenneth L. Carpenter L'21*, Eila
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
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*
More than 6,600 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends made gifts to Knox during FY2019. Gifts to the Knox Fund totaled more than $3.7 million, while another $7.6 million went toward campus facility improvements, including the Phase I renovation of the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.
Lincoln awarded honorary degree