101-year-old Knox grad returns

From the Register-Mail:

David “Jeff” Walton, at age 101, was not ashamed to admit he can’t remember much from his days at Knox College.

Walton graduated from Knox in 1929, and is believed to be the oldest Knox graduate ever to return to the campus for a reunion. He sat in the front row at Saturday’s commencement ceremony. Knox President Roger Taylor came down from the podium to shake Walton’s hand.

For a brief moment, Walton stood up and basked in the warm applause of the hundreds gathered on the south lawn near Old Main for the ceremony.