From WGIL radio:
A graduating senior says he had never even heard of Knox College when he got a letter in the mail from the school saying they were interested in him attending over four years ago.
Sean Bullock was the senior class speaker at the Knox commencement on Saturday and he says pressure from his mom was the reason he completed the application. Bullock says he had never heard of Knox, didn’t want to leave his Virginia home to come to Illinois, and quite frankly wasn’t even a fan of the color purple.
Bullock says those attitudes changed once he began to develop relationships with friends who had the same interests. Before his friendships developed, Bullock told the students and their families at the graduation, he asked a Knox student many questions before accepting to come to Galesburg, including one answer he says he’ll never forget.