Knox prepares for Commencement

Excerpt from the Register-Mail:

At this time last year, those organizing Knox College’s 2007 Commencement had to consult one other entity when making plans: the Secret Service.

With former President Bill Clinton as the commencement speaker, security was tight surrounding his address. Secret Service agents worked with Knox security and the Galesburg Police Department.

This year, as the college readies for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, preparations are a little more relaxed. She will speak at the June 7 ceremony.

“I don’t anticipate security to be as tight as it was last year,” said Karrie Heartlein, director of public relations at Knox. “That was an unusual year.”