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Office of Communications

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



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We are a team of award-winning professionals and student employees with marketing and communications experience both in higher education and beyond. We love Knox, we love what we do, and we like to have fun, too!

Sarah Dean


Steve Davis

Visual Media Specialist (Photographer)

Sarah Dean


Sarah Dean

Digital Production Coordinator

I have been at Knox College in the Office of Communications since 2019. Knox has always been part of my life due to the many years my mother has worked here, and I am very excited to be part of such a wonderful team. 

As digital production coordinator, I manage the Knox social media pages, create and edit web pages on our Knox website, as well as work with the writing team on news stories and profiles.

Becky Hale


Becky Hale

Senior Director of Creative Services and Communications

As a member of the communications team, I design and manage the production of print communications for a variety of audiences to advance the messages and brand identity of the College. Since joining the Knox staff in 1997, I have worked on many interesting projects-the most memorable being a fireproof diploma for honorary degree recipient Stephen Colbert in 2006. I'm a lifelong local resident, having grown up on the dairy farm across from Green Oaks, Knox's 700-acre biological field station in rural Knox County.

Ami Jontz


Ami Jontz

Communications Designer

I have close to 25 years of experience as a graphic designer, working at Knox since 2000. I like the variety of projects that working at a college offers. I mean, who wouldn't love starting their day designing a magazine layout and ending it by helping piece together a new display for the athletic building?! Even though I'm a creative type, I'm a computer geek at heart and find it very rewarding when I can figure out solutions to technical problems with software and layouts. (I do have to admit that Google is my best friend.)

I consider myself lucky that I get to work with a group of such fun and creative people.


Christine Mueri

Senior Writer and Associate Director of Communications

I am a lifelong learner and a passionate storyteller. I have spent a good chunk of time in higher ed, with a bachelor's degree from Macalester College, a master's degree from Ohio State University (though I am emphatically NOT a Buckeye), and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. I have worked in marketing and communications in many fields, including higher ed, nonprofit, agency, and health care. I love writing, baking pies, Broadway musicals, and my cats.

Mitch Prentice


Mitch Prentice

College Writer/Editor

I have worked as a journalist for over 5 years since graduating from Knox in 2017. During my career, I've written stories about a range of topics, from small businesses opening their first location to tragic house fires to drama at City Hall. Most of all, I enjoy writing personal stories about people from a range of backgrounds. Telling stories is what I do best, and the Knox community has many to tell.

Now, I write communication pieces for my alma mater and couldn't be more excited to give back to the college that helped me start my career.


Dakota Pruemer

Video Content Creator and Storyteller

I started my position at Knox in September of 2021. My focus is to create engaging, high production video content for the College. Being able to tell the stories of various faculty, staff, alumni, and current students is a highlight of this position for me. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts. I am fortunate to have a career in two areas I love—video production and higher education.


James C. Stevens Jr.


Senior Director of Digital Initiatives, Technology Lead

James has been with Knox College since 2007 and currently leads the strategy, development, and implementation of digital materials for the Office of Communications.

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Printed on Sunday, October 1, 2023