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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, 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. 

2017 Scroll of Honor recipients:

Bob Callecod '61

Much to Dean Pillsbury's dismay, only a few short year's into his professional career, Bob Callecod '61 realized the banking industry might not suit him best. With the full support of his wife, Joan Dude Callecod '62, he changed the course of his life and enrolled in the Masters of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Illinois in Champaign. While there, he participated in pioneering research in children's play and play environments which led to the design and construction of numerous innovative play areas and parks throughout the Midwest. Upon completion of his master's degree, Bob, Joan, and their three daughters moved on to Minnesota in 1974 where he attained his Ph.D. in recreation administration and conducted marketing research for the recreation and sports industry for 11 years while concurrently contributing to the recreation facilities of the local park district. Over 30 years ago Bob and Joan moved to Ohio where he joined the faculty at Bowling Green State University. After sharing his life learning with eager young minds for a few years, he altered his path one final time in order to follow his passions rather than simply profess them by accepting the position as the City of Bowling Green's director of parks and recreation. Under his leadership and vision, the community enjoyed expanded recreation opportunities with the addition of a community center, ball fields, a family aquatic complex, a garden park, and a 100 plus acre nature preserve all within the city limits. To help fund and maintain these projects, Bob was instrumental in the creation of a parks foundation which has generated several millions of dollars.


Soon after moving to Bowling Green, he immersed himself in the community, becoming an active member and Elder of his church. He has served on many boards including Special Olympics, Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitor's Bureau. He continues to be an active member of Kiwanis and has held offices at the club, division, and district level. He was instrumental in the development of the OhioOntario Friendship Games which promoted friendly competition between citizens of Bowling Green and St. Thomas, Ontario. For ten years he "managed" a men's Senior Golf League and entertained the players and their spouses with his weekly whimsical announcements and proclamations. He continues to deliver Wheeled Meals and serves on that board. 

Bob is particularly proud to have served as president of the Wood County Park Board where he played a key role in developing a business model that led to a successful levy campaign, which ultimately transformed one of the worst county park systems in the state to one of the best. Currently, he is serving on the Mayor's select committee for the design and fundraising for a village green in downtown Bowling Green. In appreciation for his efforts over the past three decades, Bob was recognized as the Outstanding Male Citizen of the year by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce in 2016. Bob has dedicated his life efforts to the betterment of the communities he has called home.

Judie Elifson Hoffman '61

After graduation Judie Elifson Hoffman '61 worked as a teacher for 6 years, but her true calling has been public service. She served on the Story County and Ames, Iowa Planning and Zoning commissions and then on the Ames City Council for 16 years. She worked as a lobbyist for non-profit groups for 26 years at the Capitol in Des Moines. Some of her clients included the League of Women Voters of Iowa, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, the Red Cross and the Iowa Coalition for Housing and Homeless. Her primary focus was on protecting both society and the environment.

While Judie served on the Ames City Council she worked to have her city be the first in the state to have all eating establishments go smoke free. Later she focused on having the county go smoke free in restaurants and motel and hotel common areas. This work served as a catalyst for the state of Iowa to pass legislation to prohibit smoking in all restaurants and bars and to encourage more "No Smoking" rooms in hotels.

Over the years, she has received environmental awards for her work on committees dealing with topics such as leaking underground storage tanks, proper disposal of toxic household hazardous waste and low level radioactive waste. Judie also served on the board of the Iowa Environmental Council.

In the spring of 2017 she received an award from the League of Women Voters entitled "Making Democracy Work" for her outstanding contributions over a lifetime of participation in and strengthening of the democratic process and institutions of local, state and national governments.

Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson '64

Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson '64 retired from Morgan State University as professor of history emerita. There she developed the first courses on non-violence, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Women's Movement. She is the author of Abraham Went Out, A Biography of A.J. Muste; Affirmative Action: a Documentary History, and Education as My Agenda: Gertrude Williams, Race, and the Baltimore Public Schools. She is the recipient of the T. Wistar Brown Fellowship for research at Haverford College and a summer research award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her lifelong focus has been social justice. The summer she graduated from Knox, she took part in the Mississippi Freedom Summer and stayed there for a year, registering voters, teaching in Freedom Schools, and working in community centers. At every opportunity, she shares the indelible lessons and memories from this experience with rising generations of students, speaking to classes in schools around Baltimore. At the public school in her neighborhood, she has volunteered without interruption since the 1970s. Serving two terms as president of her community association, she is involved in various civic groups, including the local community center, which she helped to reopen when city funding failed. Named one of Baltimore's "25 Top Moms" in 2013, she also received a Mayor's "Spirit of Baltimore" award and was recognized for community service by the Greater Homewood Community Corporation. At Knox, she has been a class agent and an Admission volunteer. Within the Knox Program in Creative Writing, she established the Audrey Collet-Conard Prize for Poetry in honor of her late Knox roommate and dearest friend.

Past Scroll of Honor Recipients

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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