Mollie Miller Thorn '69

I love the wonderful lifelong friendships I made there. The warmth of the Knox Family, the spirit of community involvement, and the truly due process democracy that governed the College resonated in me. The Knox family values provided me an opening to form meaningful relationships. 

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.

Terry Wawzenik
Knox Parent

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!

Emma Poland '12

What I love most about Knox is knowing that, in the few short years spent here, I've found my life-long friends. And I love that during spring term, every lawn has people playing something like frisbee, campus golf, soccer, badminton, and even bocce ball.

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.

Elizabeth Thompson Sarles '60

I met my four best friends at Knox!

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