Knox College president ‘adopts’ U-46 second grade class

From the Daily Herald (Streamwood, IL):

Knox College President Roger Taylor might be considered a member of the educated elite. But it wasn’t always that way.

“None of my family had gone to college, but from as early as I can remember I was encouraged to study hard so I could go,” the leader of the Galesburg school said.

On Dec. 4, Taylor will pay it forward to Kimberly Scanlan’s second-grade class at Hanover Countryside Elementary in Streamwood, helping students work on a personal aspirations project.

As part of the “No Excuses University” program, which encourages students to work hard, behave responsibly, and begin readying for college at an early age, each of Hanover Countryside’s classrooms have adopted a college.