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Scroll of Honor

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Megan Clayton

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Lifelong Learning

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

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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.

2019 Scroll of Honor recipients:

Otis CowanOtis 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

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

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.

Wendy SaulAfter 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.

Past Scroll of Honor Recipients

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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