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Why we have a section about public service, when most colleges probably don't:
1. It's a tradition here. An example: We're one of the top small colleges and universities sending graduates into the Peace Corps. In fact, we're the first college or university in the country to host the contemporary Peace Corps Preparatory Program.
2. It's a source of innovation here. We started KnoxCorps, a program that places current students and recent graduates in positions with local nonprofits to develop new initiatives. Welcome to the next generation of civic engagement.
3. It's something we do exceptionally well. Our Kleine Center for Community Service regularly receives the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award; our students contribute tens of thousands of service every year. Many of them go on to build exceptional careers in public service around the world.
4. Our alumni take the spirit of public service with them wherever they go. If you spend four years here, the idea of engaged citizenship becomes part of your conventional wisdom. It changes the way you see the world—and then, through you, it changes the communities and organizations you join.
A few Knox graduates in public service:
The impact of systemic racism also requires that we change ourselves and create a new Knox that truly promotes equity and justice. The responsibility for change lies primarily with those of us who have benefited from the systemic advantages that are the outcomes of systemic racism.
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feel that their Knox experience helped them develop a sense of social and civic involvement.