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Alumni Engagement, Office of Advancement

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


888-566-9265 (Toll Free)


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No matter where you are or what stage of life you’re in, Alumni Engagement can point you toward events, groups, and networks that benefit you both intellectually and socially, and help you give back to Knox. Our team is here to connect you with a lifetime of opportunities to engage with the College and with other alumni, parents, and friends.

Sarah Byrd

Sarah Byrd

Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

  • Oversees all alumni engagement and annual giving strategies.
  • Serves as the primary liaison to Alumni Council.
  • Oversees all Homecoming and Reunion Weekend activities.
  • Manages Knox Fund President’s Circle.


P. Megan Clayton

Megan Clayton

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Lifelong Learning

  • Manages all programming for the Fifty Year Club (FYC).
  • Coordinates the 50th and post-50th class reunions.
  • Oversees the Alumni Travel program.
  • Oversees the Alumni Awards program.


Jennifer Gallas

Jennifer Gallas

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

  • Manages the Class Leadership Team program.
  • Coordinates all programming for legacy families.
  • Manages all Giving Day volunteers.
  • Supports the 15th, 20th, and 25th reunion classes.


Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Campus Connections

  • Serves as the primary liaison to the Bastian Family Center for Career Services.
  • Coordinates all Professional in Residence programs.
  • Oversees the KNect Online Community.
  • Supports the 30th, 35th, 40th, and 45th reunion classes.


Laura Swanson

Laura Swanson

Associate Director of Student and Young Alumni Engagement

  • Manages all programming for graduates of the last decade.
  • Oversees the Student Ambassador program.
  • Coordinates the Senior Class Gift program.


Amy Roth

Amy Roth

Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Coordinator

  • Manages alumni web pages and e-communications.
  • Coordinates event registrations.


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