Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Lifelong Learning
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.
Otis Cowan ’64 spent most of his career after Knox as an executive, first with Illinois Power Company, and later at Ameren Power Company in St. Louis. He retired as manager of community relations for Ameren Illinois, leaving Edwardsville, Illinois, and moving to sunny California to be near family. While living in Edwardsville, Otis was a member of several civic involvements including serving as president of the Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he served on the Anderson Hospital Board, as a member of the Board of McKendree College, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater East St. Louis Community Fund. He also was a member of Rotary and served on the boards of the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, East Side Associated Industries, and the United Way. At Knox, he has served as a class agent, was a member of ABLE (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality), is currently a member of Knox’s K Club, and was named a member of the Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame.
Cynthia Morse Latta ’62 retired from Global Insight, Inc., a successor company to Data Resources, Inc., at the end of 2004 as managing director of the U.S. Macroeconomic Service. She returned to work twice more, finally calling it a day at the end of 2017 from another successor company, IHS Markit. During her working years, Cynthia was an occasional commentator on current economic events for NPR and other national networks. She holds a Master’s degree in philosophy and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. Upon her retirement, Cynthia became a strong advocate, fundraiser, and organizer for the preservation of the Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester, Massachusetts, a 380-year-old farm that has now been reborn as a nonprofit organic farm for people of all ages to enjoy. In earlier years, Cynthia found time to serve on her town’s finance committee, solid waste committee, school facilities committee, and served as treasurer of several local organizations. At Knox, Cynthia has been involved with the Business Advisory Council, has served as a class agent and class correspondent, and as a Reunion volunteer and chair. A lifelong ice skater, she has won numerous medals in adult ice skating competitions and is still a regular at local rinks.
Quentin Pletsch ’67 pursued a scientific and medical career after Knox. He earned Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from Tulane University and the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was a National Institute of Health Fellow at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. After completing a medical residency at the University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine, he went on to practice medicine in Springfield, Illinois, and had a clinical medical appointment at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Quentin eventually moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he became involved with a number of medical volunteer opportunities. He and his wife made several trips to Vietnam with a group that provided medical and surgical care to infants and children. He served as a medical advisor, instructor, and volunteer with the Black Forest Fire-Rescue Department and as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Returning to Springfield, Illinois, to be closer to family, he volunteers with Mission Outreach which provides medical services to third world countries, Animal Protective League, and Meals on Wheels. He and his wife stay active with travel, hiking, biking, skiing, and family activities with children and grandchildren.
After Knox, Wendy Saul ’68 received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago, taught junior high school in New York City, and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She spent 18 years as an education professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and 14 years in an endowed chair position in education and international studies at the University of Missouri-St Louis, focusing on urban education in Baltimore and St Louis, serving as the principal investigator for six NSF grants that explore the relationship between science and literacy. For these efforts, she was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Wendy also worked with teachers in Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Russia, Ecuador, Kuwait, Liberia, and in China supporting active learning and critical thinking pedagogy and served International Reading Association's Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RWCT) Project, and editor of the project’s publication, “Thinking Classroom (and its Russian equivalent, Peremena).” For her work in both the U.S. and abroad, she received the University of Maryland Regents' Award for Public Service, as well as the University of Missouri President’s Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement. Dr. Saul is author/editor of both academic and professional publications including Crossing Borders in Literacy and Science Instruction: Perspectives on Theory and Practice, Science Workshop: Learning to Read, Write and Think Like a Scientist, and Front Page Science: Engaging Teens in Science Literacy. Her new book, Thinking Like a Generalist: Skills for Making Sense of a Complex World, will be out in February. Wendy also makes time to serve on three non-profit boards: she is president of the International Book Bank; International Programs Chair of CODE, a Canadian NGO dedicated to improving education in Sub-Saharan Africa; and the Rosendale Theatre Collective where she delights in helping to bring great movies to her small town in upstate New York.
Sandra Allison Cooper ’64, Karen Kuhfuss Koch ’62, Greta Kallio Nagel ’66
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*
The impact of systemic racism also requires that we change ourselves and create a new Knox that truly promotes equity and justice. The responsibility for change lies primarily with those of us who have benefited from the systemic advantages that are the outcomes of systemic racism.
Times President Obama visited
Once after winning the Democratic nomination to the US Senate, next as a commencement speaker in 2005 and lastly, in July 2013 to address the economy.