You Will Flourish

Hard to believe, but only a couple of months ago I was able to visit SMC to see the wonderful new renovations. I spent most of my classes in SMC and worked in the computer lab. Being there brought back so many wonderful memories–okay and some horrible late nights! I am so proud I selected Knox–best decision I ever made that led to a wonderful career in international business. Don’t let these tough days block how special each of you are! Keep focused on the long-game. You will flourish after all of this. I also lead the Knox Business Intensive each year and can’t wait until the next cohort and to celebrate what makes Knox students so special! Stay safe and take care! / Jim

Jim Foley ‘78

Gradone’s Recent Commissions

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has awarded grants to support two new commissions for Pierce Gradone, assistant professor of music composition. One of the grants will fund a commission from Katie Jimoh and Constance Volk (Ensemble Dal Niente) for a collection of songs for flute, clarinet, voices, and electronics, to be premiered in Fall 2021. The other will fund a commission from pianist Marianne Parker for a work for piano and electronics inspired by Chicago’s architecture.