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Who We Are

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Office of Communications

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

309-341-7337

communications@​knox.edu

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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!

John Kawauchi

309-341-7760

jkawauchi@knox.edu

John Kawauchi

Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Given the rapidly changing world of communications driven by technological and generational changes, I’m excited to lead the communications team as we develop even more exciting ways to promote Knox College and its community.

Pam Chozen

309-341-7991

pachozen@knox.edu

Pam Chozen

Associate Director of Communications

I write marketing copy and serve as assistant editor of Knox Magazine. I am a fan of statistically improbable phrases, the serial comma, and lists with precisely three items.

Adriana Colindres

309-341-7650

acolindr@knox.edu

Adriana Colindres

College Writer/Editor

My main work involves writing articles about the cool people at Knox and the things they do, along with managing several of the College's social media accounts -- primarily Facebook and Twitter. One of the best parts of my job is collaborating with our office's student workers who write articles and social media posts. The articles we write appear on various Knox outlets, including the website and Knox Magazine.

Before joining Knox in 2010, I worked as a journalist for many years and spent much of that time covering Illinois state government for a chain of daily newspapers.

Brea Cunningham

309-341-7567

brcunningham@knox.edu

Brea Cunningham

Visual Media Producer

I’m one of those perpetual life learners who enjoys the ever-changing trends in digital media (which is why I now have a B.A. in telecommunications and an M.S. in cinema production). My job varies on the daily, from producing video and photo content to managing Knox’s presence on Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. I have a knack for teaching and love working with and developing my Video Corps team. My personal statement regarding video production is to maintain a balance between creativity and purpose to create inspiration pieces—and working at Knox gives me the opportunity to do this nearly every day. If you see me around campus, stop and say hi and pose for a photo. I’d love to hear your story too.

Steve Davis Photo

309-341-7715

swdavis@knox.edu

Steve Davis

Photographer

You will see me with my camera everywhere on campus, at special events as well as documenting day-to-day campus life. I'm the second of three generations who've worked at the College; my mother retired from Knox after many years in food service and my daughter worked in the mailroom while a Knox student. I've lived in Knox County my whole life and come to the college after six years as the Photo Editor/Lead Photographer at Galesburg's The Register-Mail. I'm excited to be part of an excellent team, telling the Knox College story!

Sarah Dean

309-341-7337

smdean@knox.edu

Sarah Dean

Communications Coordinator

My face is the first one you see when you walk into the Office of Communications, and I will be sure to greet you with a smile when you come through the door! Among other duties, I train and assist College web authors and publish content for the Knox website. Knox College has always been part of my background due to the many years my mother has worked here, and I am very excited to be part of such a wonderful team. I have a passion for reading, editing, and correcting my husband's grammar. I grew up in Galesburg, and live here with my husband, five children, and two dogs.

Becky Hale

309-341-7716

rshale@knox.edu

Becky Hale

Director of Creative Services

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

309-341-7713

ajontz@knox.edu

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.

Cheri Siebken

309-341-7550

csiebken@knox.edu

Cheri Siebken

Editorial Director

I help tell the Knox story through news stories, features, and profiles on the Knox website and Knox Magazine. I've been at Knox for 15 years and have seen so many of our students (including my son) go on to do amazing things. It makes me very proud of the work we do.

James C. Stevens, Jr.

309-341-7234

jstevens@knox.edu

James C. Stevens, Jr.

Director of Web Initiatives

I develop the College's primary web assets and integrations with other digital communications partners. It is great working with a team who has made it a priority to push the boundaries of current technologies. Having re-developed the College website twice now, it is always fun to see where we are headed next.

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Printed on Sunday, February 23, 2020