I love the friendliness of the people at Knox. From our first visit on a cold Martin Luther King Jr. holiday . . . to my son's Admitted Student Day . . . to bringing him to school, taking him home, Parent's Weekend, or other visits . . . everyone we come in contact with is smiling at us, offering a friendly hello, making us feel welcome. It's a good feeling. And by everyone, I mean everyone: students, Admissions staff/volunteers, Roger and Anne Taylor, professor/teachers, other employees. EVERYONE!
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I like the generosity of the people who work here: by bringing a meal to a new family, a Knox member who is having surgery, grieving the loss of a loved one, etc.
Janelle Curtis Eckdahl '01
I love Knox because I got to know my professors personally, I met my husband there, and I had the opportunity to get involved with many different things.
Elisa Pascale Shields '13
The focus on the individual, especially in class. Teachers are always willing to help or just talk after class.
Annika Paulsen '12
My favorite thing about Knox is how excited and knowledgeable my professors are and how involved they are in students' lives.
Eleanor Ognacevic '12
I love the awesome professors who are actually more like friends.
Elizabeth Grana '06
Choosing Knox was the best decision of my life. I got a well-rounded, fantastic education, I had teachers who truly cared about the well-being of my education, and I make friends that will last a lifetime.
Shirley Huggins Cooper '77
I loved studying trilobites with Dr. DeMott, and field trips with Dewey Moore were highlights.
Brian Wilson '90
Twenty years later, I still have the phone numbers and addresses of my professors and I stay in touch.
Linda Le Phan '13
I love the squirrels the most! The faculty in general is wonderful. The accepting atmosphere of the campus is also a major plus
Linda Hall '69
The personal attention of the professors for their students. Most of mine were available whenever I had a subject that needed clarification. I also loved the hot fudge sundaes at The Gizmo.
Marcy Wiget '04
Like so many others, my favorite things about Knox, and the first things I think of--Old Main and the Lincoln-Douglas debate held there, the brick sidewalks, watching the cricketers out on the lawn, falling asleep everywhere in Seymour Library (oh, and studying and working too), Studio lobby and so many acting classes there, the professors who taught me how to think critically and the friends who continue to help me laugh--every day, I am glad that I went to Knox.
Jordyn Stewart '14
The squirrels. The opportunities are pretty cool, too. And the people. The people are all quirky, but in a really fantastic Knox way that gives one the warm fuzzies. But mostly the squirrels.
Nancy Rayburn Bryant '78
What I treasure most, and the reason I gladly sent my son to Knox (Nolan Bryant ’09), was the dedication of the Knox faculty. I would like to recognize, in particular: Dr. Dorothy Granskog, who introduced me to educational psychology and the underpinnings of my life's work; Dr. Harlan Knosher, head coach, who taped my ankles himself before the first ever Knox women's volleyball game; Drs. Wayne Green and John Boyd, who taught me introductory physics as an independent study -- and I was a senior elementary education major; Ms. Michele Loomis, coach extraordinaire, who taught me yoga and fought for gender equality in the Knox athletic programs; Dr. Tom Hartmann, who taught me the value of a carefully reasoned argument; Dr. Brady, who gave me a lifelong appreciation for Shakespeare; Dr. Jay Minn and spouse Nicki Minn, who welcomed me to their home and taught me much. To all of you, thank you.
Paige Anderson '14
What I love about Knox is the fact that you can talk about any musical, and someone will sing a few bars. If you talk about some obscure movie, one of your friends will actually know what you're talking about, and if you want to discuss an idea, it's never hard to find someone else who wants to too.
Jeanne Marie Schultz '79
I loved watching Professor Seibert as he taught Islam the first year. He was as excited as we were.
Susan Shea Worthington '61
Playing Bridge in the Gizmo with professors while cutting biology class. (Anonymous)
Jeanne Marie Schultz '79
I loved watching Professor Phil Harring's three inch long cigarette ash hanging on for dear life as he lectured the freshman political science class.
Raluca Oprinca '12
The power some professors have to transform classes that sound extremely uninteresting into the best classes you've ever taken in your life. I'm talking specifically about Analytical Chemistry with Larry Welch, a fantastic person.
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