Alumni & Friends
Neuroscience Graduate StudentI now see diversity of opinions as not only useful, but necessary, for the advancement of any group of individuals.
Sound Designer and ComposerI've recognized my long-term goal, which is to be a successful, published composer and a professor of composition at a school like Knox.
Medical School StudentThe opportunities for a pre-med student are pretty limitless.
Graduate Student in Clinical PsychologyKnox was exactly what I expected -- academically challenging, but also positive and supportive.
Graduate Student at Northwestern UniversityI have really appreciated the values I gained at Knox through its Honor Code and small, intimate environment.
Lab Manager/Research AssistantI think my work in Honors gave me the confidence and inspiration necessary to explore the larger world of scientific research.
Web DeveloperI feel that ultimately these strategies of constantly challenging one's assumptions and methods will keep me on my toes and a perpetual student of the world around me.
Clinical Psychology Graduate StudentThe friends and mentors I made at Knox are life-long, and I feel incredibly grateful for the relationships I have with such socially aware, engaged, creative, ambitious individuals.
Veterinary School StudentI got literally hundreds of hours of animal experience by working with zebra finches.
Litigation Project Assistant, Kirkland & EllisKnox has everything to do with where I am and where I'm going.
Elementary School, College, and Church Choir DirectorUnlike most other kids my age who are in their first year or second year out of college, I am doing what I went to school for.
Lighting Design Graduate StudentAt Knox, I learned that you could be an artist without starving or selling out. You just have put in the work and find fellow artists who are willing to put in the work, too.
Jazz Studies Graduate StudentThe high value on imagination and human-connectedness that the Knox community seems to breathe daily has changed me for the better.
Fulbright-MTVU GranteeFor me, Knox was kind of like an incubator for the real world.
Visiting Assistant Professor of ArtI think the combination of my professional background, the coursework I’ve taken, and my studio experience puts me in a unique position as a professor.
Professional ArtistMy work transformed quickly in grad school, yet it continued to foster the body of work that I started in college.
ActressI think without the prior training that I had in Knox, I would have gotten choked up on trying to ‘act’ instead of just being in each moment.
Financial AnalystThe mindset of Knox of developing your skills and teaching you how to think and ask the right questions -- that thought process can apply to whatever you do.
New Teacher of the Year Award WinnerKnox professors inspired me to work toward my dreams.
Music Graduate StudentIt would have been impossible for me to know how strongly I would feel about the campus and community.
Postdoctoral FellowKnox was a very diverse place that opened me up to a myriad of ideas and people.
Technical Integration & Engineering Operations, BoeingThere are very few schools that would allow a physics major to minor in dance.
Claim Examiner, RLI InsuranceKnox prepared me to meet the challenges I face in law school by always having challenged me academically and socially as an undergrad.
Artist-in-ResidenceIt was really exciting to be offered a position that involves both teaching and creating a show at the same time.
Postdoctoral FellowThis is the time in your life where you define the research you want to do.
Global Marketing ManagerThe pace and rigor that is expected from students at Knox truly gave me a leg-up on my colleagues while in graduate school.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Penn State ShenangoThat's what really makes this job fun for me -- to get to know students and to see what their interests are.
Coordinator of Academic Support ServicesKnox taught me about the person that I really am.
Educational Outreach Coordinator, Figge Art MuseumIf students are studying geometry, I can bring in images of the Parthenon and other Greek architecture to demonstrate how math and art are connected.
Client Technology Services and Support - Media, ESPNI believe I’m the perfect example of someone who benefited from a liberal arts educational approach.
Improv ComedianWhen you get right down to it, I think I'm interested in theatre and economics because they're both about figuring out how people work.
Physician, Pediatric HospitalistHaving the Early Admission Program allowed me to explore interests outside of the classroom.
2011 Young Alumni Achievement Award WinnerMy college years helped me to gain a deeper understanding of the injustices in our world.
Visiting Assistant Professor of PhilosophyI don't think a person can be a philosopher without being a teacher; it is part of what doing philosophy is.
TeacherI want to be successful in what I do. Failure is not an option for me.
Director, Film Collective ProductionsKnox was where I learned that my passion was filmmaking.
LawyerI think the diversity of my work experience is partially a reflection of the broad, varied education I enjoyed at Knox. I wouldn't trade either -- the career or the education -- for anything.
Alumni Achievement Award WinnerOverall, my experience was the rainbow God every so often watermarked across those sunlit memories I continue to smile about.
Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction AwardIt just felt like things were very open and accessible and if you wanted to do it, you could try it. That was pretty exciting.
Author and EducatorGo to a place that makes you comfortable, and go to a place that gives you time to discover what you’re really interested in.
Senior Financial AnalystI see logic in the art, as well as in the world of capital market -- the visual logic and the logic of the markets' fundamentals.
Millennium Villages Project Program Coordinator, Columbia UniversityWhen your professors and friends from Knox believe in you, it's a lot easier to believe in yourself.
Content Specialist at ACTA liberal arts context for my science education has benefited me in many ways.
ActressI met so many interesting people with whom I had--and continue to have--memorable and engaging conversations.
Museum CuratorMy Knox experience helped make me a free thinking and expressive individual.
Instructor of Music, Director of Jazz ProgramI can't imagine doing anything more fun than this. It shows that it's possible to find a topic that you can fall in love with, and I want my students to see that.
Federal ProsecutorKnox exposed me to a broad variety of topics and interests I didn't even know that I had.
AuthorBy trying -- and often failing -- at this variety of things, I found a fruitful way to exist in the world.
Author and PoetI didn't find any essentially gay farm poetry. That's one of the main reasons why I kept working on this book.
ActressRight there beside me my whole life was a gateway into this entirely new world.
Associate Professor of EnglishMy writing process ... is a process of living with something in hopes of knowing that something by heart.
Editor, LAIKA EntertainmentI hold a special place for my Knox experience in my heart and owe much of my success to the growth I achieved there.
President, Carl Sandburg CollegeThe Knox experience changed my life. It enabled me to dream bigger dreams for myself and to have the confidence to pursue those dreams.
Associate Professor of TheatreAll of this work allows me to explore my creativity through a variety of venues and in different ways based on the needs of the experience.
Business Owner/ArtistI have never forgotten that I am an artist. I have never forgotten my true desire.
Founder and CEO of Kinara CapitalKnox has prepared you to be persistent, to be flexible, to be resilient -- you will come to rely on these skills as you find or create your own career path.
Opera SingerWhen I sing for the kids, I sing pieces I love and pieces that I think they will love. It's allowed me to come back to my heart.
Assistant Professor of Journalism & Mass CommunicationsFor once I was seeing India through my eyes, not my parents' eyes.
Associate Professor of English; Poet and AuthorKnox was the place that I began to really take myself seriously as a thinker -- not only as a writer, as a creative person, but as a thinker.
Professor of ChemistryI know that I’m here because someone took an interest in me. So I try to take that same interest in my students.
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks CoachCoach Oberembt was more than a coach to me—he opened up his home to me to come over and study a couple of times a week.
Founder, Craig TechnologiesI think that you can balance anything as long as you understand your priorities.
Chairman and CEOI have an MBA, but I find that what benefits me the most is everything I learned at Knox.
Chair of Latin American StudiesMost of my research has been on grassroots politics and gender politics. Lately I've been doing interviews with activists in the LGBT rights movement in Nicaragua.
AttorneyI left Knox interested in the world of ideas.
Attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and AffiliatesYou have to be able to give back to the world, not just your community and nation.
Senior Vice Pesident, Standish Mellon Asset ManagementNothing prepares you for life like a liberal arts education. It teaches you to think, it teaches you to reason, and it teaches you to question.
AuthorThe great thing about going to a liberal arts school is you learn how to learn.
Curator for Asian and Non-Western ArtThe nature of life is to be broad.
DentistI see myself as an active leader in my community. I love Galesburg.
Economic DeveloperThe 'Knox Connection' has been a part of my career from start to finish.
Dean of Purdue University's Krannert School of ManagementI've lived in more than a dozen countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. This cultural focus arose from my experiences and opportunities gained at Knox.
Professor of Economics, Bowdoin CollegeI like to say I started at Knox when I was three years old.
AttorneyThe curiosity for me has always been how much I can push myself. I want to see what my limit is.
Executive Vice President of Research and Medical Director, Muscular Dystrophy AssociationIt has been my privilege to be a physician caring for individuals and their families facing very challenging, often life-threatening, medical conditions.
Executive Vice President, Ricerca BiosciencesThe Knox family got me pointed in the right direction and counseled me frequently thereafter.
Professor of Economics & Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Boulder, ColoradoI came to Knox with reservations about what such a small college could offer. What I found was a gold mine in the cornfields.
Alumni Achievement Award WinnerAs far back as I can remember, I was always collecting things: rocks, fossils, shells, fruits and other plant parts, nests, insects.
Three-Star Lieutenant GeneralA liberal arts education works when you have to deal with the broadest base of individuals the world has to offer.
President, Wm. Wrigley Jr. CompanyLooking at today's students gives me great confidence in the leaders of tomorrow.
ArtistI have painted all my life and am now -- for the first time -- painting full time.
President and CEOI think my liberal arts education has served me well as the CEO of a non-profit.
Regional AdministratorI was very interested in public lands and natural resources and I figured maybe being a lawyer was the way to go.
Novelist, Screenwriter, PlaywrightThis is the place that allowed me to express myself artistically to the absolute limit of my ability.
Founding Member, Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C.I believe Knox instilled in me -- and helped me develop -- the ability to reason, think logically, and keep an open mind.
Vice President, University SecretarySound management and a strong commitment to its educational program have served Knox well.
Retired General Counsel, YMCAI give to Knox so that I can make a difference in students' lives. Knox has been and will be my number one charity.
Jay Rickard Judson Distinguished ProfessorI would argue that the value of a liberal arts education is so obvious that attempting to justify it serves only to detract from its worth.
Director and Teacher-in-Residence, Amka Afrika SchoolFirst and foremost, Knox helped me achieve my goal of becoming a teacher.
Jazz Voice Instructor, Carl Sandburg and Knox CollegesWhen I did enroll as a music education major at Knox, it felt right.
DiplomatI met five American and four South American presidents, Emperor Hirohito, Kim Jong Il, Prime Ministers, Cabinet members, and parliamentarians beyond counting.
President, Earth Block Inc.ALL of my professors were outstanding, and I felt that I knew each one of them as a person.
Senior Managing Director, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.It's important that alumni understand that giving to Knox is a good investment.
Endowed Professor of Education and International StudiesKnox gave me a sense of agency that I don’t think I would have had at a larger place. And that sense of agency has made all the difference in my life.
Lector and Eucharistic ministerWhat Knox imparted was a drive for excellence and to do the best I could do.
Journalist & Author...knowing how to ask and learn -- the essence of my Knox education -- is critical.
Documentary Producer, Writer, DirectorThere is seldom a day in my work when I don't use the skills of research or criticism or composition that I learned at Knox.
Founder and CEO, APCO WorldwideI have been able to build a company, the majority of which is owned by its employees, that is considered a great place to work.
President, Seminary Street Historic Commercial DistrictGalesburg will continue to be recreated and sustained by innovation. It's the future
Professor of BiologyI find it incredibly exciting to work with students at this stage of their education. Their fresh approach is contagious.
Doctor, Sculptor, Knox TrusteeReturning to Knox, I realized how central the College was to whom I had become -- I felt like the wanderer had finally returned home.
Professor of ChemistryI had a real feeling of being a part of an academic community.
Senior Managing Director, Gofen & Glossberg, Inc.I'm a great champion of higher education. I believe in the liberal arts.
Alumni Achievement Award WinnerKnox gave me a solid foundation to build on.
Professor of Biology & Associate Dean, University of Rhode IslandKnox is at its core a place of fundamental fairness and a place that facilitates access to an excellent undergraduate education.
Writer, photographer, and professorFor me, Knox had established a high bar of excellence and allowed me to think in innovative ways.
Alumni Achievement Award WinnerMy Knox education taught me to be open to new ideas, new experiences, and new learning.
Alumni Achievement Award-WinnerTreat every person as a valued individual with his or her own important story. Strive for the broadest possible perspective on the human condition.
Founder, College Assistance Migrant ProgramThousands of migrant children have become community leaders.
Professor, Western Kentucky UniversityI encourage Knox students to give themselves fully to the Knox experience, both in class and out.
Children's Author and Business ManagerI learned early that I had to recognize what was missing and reach out for it.
Psychoanalyst & Public Relations ExecutiveMy career choices illustrate how a successful liberal arts education open doors to careers that expand far beyond a student's major.
President, Kleine EquipmentI believe in the tremendous value there is in having Knox College in our area.
Fan of Prairie Fire AthleticsMy heart is still here in Galesburg for Knox. Knox is still home to me.