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Senior Challenge 2021


Eric Johnson

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Campus Connections

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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2021 Knox Senior Challenge. Every one for everyone.

What is the Senior Challenge?

The Knox Senior Challenge is a fundraising effort led by members of the graduating class in support of a particular initiative at the College. 

Every One for EveryOne

The Class of 2021 is raising money for a newly formed Knox College Student Emergency Assistance Fund. The fund will help current Knox students with unanticipated and immediate financial needs. By supporting this fund for their Senior Challenge, the Class of 2021 hopes to ensure that any Knox student who is adversely impacted by unforeseen circumstances are able to have their basic needs met.

The goal for the 2021 challenge is 100% participation! 

“We care about one another, we feel responsible for one another, and we are ready to work together to ensure Knox’s future. Every One for Everyone.”

Ways to Take Part

  • Submit an entry for the Pint Glass Design Contest
  • Promote and volunteer during Knox Proud Day on April 29, 2021
  • Register for Trivia Night on Saturday, May 22, 2021
  • Share Senior Challenge events/information in your social media
  • Tell your personal Knox story and why you believe in Knox

Give Back

  • Donate to the new Student Emergency Assistance Fund
  • Volunteer during the Senior Day of Service during senior week.
  • Write letters to students and convey messages of support, and encouragement
  • Sign the Every One for Everyone mural with morale boosting messages

No gift is too small! Participating is more important than the size of your gift. Just be counted!

Senior Trivia Night

Join us for a fun evening to celebrate the countdown to commencement, experience some friendly competition, and spend the evening with classmates for the Class of 2021 Trivia Night.  

Saturday May 22, 2021, 8:00-10:00 p.m. at the Gizmo Patio.

  • Free food and soft drinks
  • Music
  • Great Prizes
  • Free Knox Swag 

Trivia categories will include

  • Knox general trivia
  • Fac/staff trivia
  • General trivia categories

Individual sign-ups. Register before May 18.

For more information, contact Maggie Garrett, Montse Cancino, or Ikenna Ozor.

Seeking Fun Facts from Faculty and Staff: 
We couldn't have such a trivia night without getting the wonderful faculty and staff included! We are asking you to submit the most interesting or most unknown fact about yourself that you feel comfortable sharing with the senior class. 

Senior Toast 

Senior Toast is an event to honor our class and to welcome you all to the ranks of Knox College alumni! This year's toast will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4 on the South Lawn of Old Main.

The speaker is traditionally a member of the Knox Faculty or Staff, who will be invited to give a short speech of congratulations to the Class of 2021. The speaker will then raise a glass of champagne (or sparkling grape juice) and will lead everyone in a toast to the Class of 2021.  

Nominations for this year's toast have closed. The 2021 Senior Challenge Team will consider all nominations for the speaker. 

Pint Glass Design 

Congratulations to Alex Baker '21 on your winning design! This design will not only go down in Knox history, but Alex will receive a complimentary glass with their design, leaving a lasting legacy with graduates on their journeys after Knox.

Thank you to those of you who submitted such inspired designs that truly represent the highs and lows of your time at Knox. 

Senior Day of Service

Thank you all for volunteering on Saturday, May 15! We really appreciate your time and efforts to give back to the Knox community. Please stop by the Alumni Engagement Office to pick up your thank you/raffle prize, located in Alumni Hall, Room 313! The prizes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Upcoming Dates: 

  • May 22: Senior Trivia Night
  • June 4: Senior Toast

For more Information, Connect with a member of your 2021 Senior Class/Challenge Team

  • Caitlin Edelmuth, President
  • Ikenna Ozor, Vice President
  • Montse Cancino, Secretary
  • Alessandro Benelli
  • Bennett Van Meter
  • Hailey Nguyen
  • Jason White
  • Maggie Garrett
  • Tina Jeon

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