Knox Honors Alumni for Service at Homecoming

From WGIL News:

Knox College’s football team may not have put out the numbers that alumni and team faithful might have hoped Saturday, but the college was otherwise shining and on full display for homecoming.

College alumni were honored at the Knox’s homecoming convocation on Saturday — chief among them, the class of 1960, celebrating its 50th reunion, which also contributed over $100,000 to the school.

The annual Knox Service Awards were handed out as well. One went to a Chicago-based alum of Knox, Bernard McCune, who helps recruit students from the Chicago area, among other ways he helps.

McCune says that’s because he still feels extremely strongly about his alma mater.

“I serve because I believe it is what God wants us all to do, is to serve others,” McCune said. “My service to Knox College is grounded in my belief that it is the greatest institution for education in this country.”

McCune was described as the “spoke in the hub” for Knox College alumni in the Chicago area — especially black alumni — organizing various black alumni gatherings.

The college also says McCune, who works in the Chicago Public Schools, makes sure every student he comes into contact with knows what his alma mater his.