Career preparation at Knox does not begin during the last term senior year, nor does it end with Commencement. Students come to the Center early in their Knox experience to assess their interests, explore career options that will drive the course of their education, and browse through a library of resources on careers, employers, and graduate and professional schools. Online tools allow students to navigate the job search process. Through counseling sessions, students will learn the interviewing and negotiating skills and job search strategies that will assist them with their goals, whether that is to receive an internship, attend the graduate program that best meets their needs, or obtain that first job post-Knox that will lead to a successful, fulfilling career.
But the assistance doesn’t stop when students leave campus. All of the resources that are available to students — from self-assessment to job search strategies and a myriad of career management tools — are also available to alumni at the Bastian Family Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development in Alumni Hall. Learn more about the Bastian Family Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development.
Admission counselors travel the globe, attending college fairs and meeting with students to share all that Knox has to offer and to help prospective students determine if Knox is the best fit for their goals and aspirations. But nothing can help these students determine if Knox is their best choice like a visit to the Knox campus. Almost 60% of students admitted to Knox say that their visit “sealed the deal.”
Alumni Hall will be the jumping-off point to experiencing life as a Knox student. Prospective students will meet with professors, coaches, and counselors. They will be drawn into the life of the College, where they will tour campus, attend classes, watch performances, and eat lunch in the Hard Knox Café, learning about the Knox experience. Learn more about the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.
As the year comes to a close, we want to thank the many donors who are making the renovation of Alumni Hall possible.
The gifts of nine donors have truly been transformational. Their gifts alone totaled $7.4 million or 63% of the $11.7 million needed for the project. We are grateful for their leadership, dedication and generosity. These donors are:
· Gerald ’65 and Carol Klail Vovis ’65
· Richard ’57 and Joan Whitney Whitcomb ’56
· Joseph ’67 and Diane Bastian
· Mark and Jeannette Kleine
· Duke ’74 and Nancy Petrovich
· Bud ’63 and Mary Jo Potter ’62
· Robert ’56 and Kathleen Sparks
· Two anonymous donors
Of the total donors to Alumni Hall, 54 are members of the Knox College Board of Trustees. The board in total gave $7.2 million or 62% of the dollars for the project.
Thank you to all the donors who are helping to transform Alumni Hall for future students.
If you haven’t made a gift for Alumni Hall in 2013, there are just a few days remaining to make your tax-deductible donation. Please give now.
Demolition is almost complete within Alumni Hall with the removal of all floors, the theater balcony and mezzanine, and all wall and ceiling plaster. Repairs are now being made to the ceiling trusses prior to the arrival of steel, which will begin the renovation of Alumni Hall for future generations of Knox students.
Just $113,796 remains to be raised for the $11.7 million total renovation budget for the project. The work on Alumni Hall would not be underway without the tremendous support of the 583 donors who have made gifts to the Alumni Hall renovation over the past 30 months.
It’s not too late to make your tax-deductible donation to Alumni Hall for 2013. Please give now.
By joining together, Knox alumni, faculty and staff, parents, and friends from Galesburg and around the world, life is coming back to this central part of the Knox campus.
Kirk Anderson, Vice President of P.J. Hoerr, construction contractor for the renovation of Alumni Hall, talks to alumni at Homecoming 2013 about the renovation process.
The third floor of Alumni Hall is the grandest space in the building. As you can see in this artist’s rendering, the floor is open in the middle, with a view of the reception area below. This floor will be home to the Lincoln Studies Center, the Dick and Joan Whitcomb Heritage Center, and Office of Alumni Relations. This floor also includes a study area and meeting rooms.
In this artist’s rendering, you can see a view of the second floor of Alumni Hall looking south toward campus. As you enter the building from South Street, the Mark and Jeannette Kleine Center for Community Service will be on the left and the Gerald and Carol Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study will be on the right. In the center of this floor will be an atrium opening to the third floor. This is where the theatre was previously located. To the left of the atrium will be the Admission Hospitality Room and staff offices. To the right will be the Bastian Family Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development and Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies.
The third floor of Alumni Hall will include the Lincoln Studies Center, Dick and Joan Whitcomb Heritage Center, Office of Alumni Relations, and meeting rooms. The center is open to the second-floor reception area.
The second floor of Alumni Hall will welcome prospective students and their families and visitors to the Knox campus. As you enter the floor from South Street, it will open into an atrium that is open to the third floor.
This floor will include the Office of Admission, Bastian Family Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development, Gerald and Carol Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies, and the Mark and Jeannette Kleine Center for Community Service.
The first floor of Alumni Hall will be the entry point into the building from the Knox campus. It will house the new home for the Office of Admission and Class of 1963 Office of Financial Aid. This floor will also feature a circular seminar room, conference room, student lounge and numerous study areas.