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Work That Matters

Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

Many opportunities to serve other people -- such as through the Peace Corps, KnoxCorps, and careers in government -- are open to Knox College students after they graduate. That's the message delivered by several guest speakers, including a longtime member of the U.S. Foreign Service, during Knox's "Work that Matters: Engaging the World after Knox College" conference on public service.

Among the speakers were two Knox alumni, Emma Poland '12 and Kasandara "Kat" Sullivan ‘13, who serve in KnoxCorps, the innovative civic engagement program that brings together recent Knox graduates, current students, and the Galesburg Community Foundation.

Members of KnoxCorps collaborate with local non-profit organizations to support important initiatives. For example, Sullivan is HumanLinks Foundation Fellow at the Sustainable Business Center, where she works to develop greater interest in a local food hub and offers classes in sustainability.

"Sustainability is something I'm passionate about," Sullivan said. "I wanted to give something of myself to sustainability and to give back to Knox."

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