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|Galesburg Native Successful as Engineer; Earns Knox Alumni Award
|A Galesburg native and Knox College alum has been extremely successful in the field of engineering, seeing her company grow substantially in the last less than ten years -- and for that and more, she's being honored by her alma mater.
Knox College presented Carol Craig Friday with one of four alumni achievement awards as part of its week-long Founders Day celebration. Craig owns a technology firm based in Florida that has gone from just one employee less than ten years ago, to 170 now. And that's to say nothing of the fact she was the first woman aviator in her naval squadron, and has won engineering accolades.
Craig admits she wasn't sure what kind of an impact her going to Knox College would have on her at first. "I'm not sure when I realized how broad of an education I was receiving at Knox," Craig. "Although, pretty soon, I started to get an idea of how my education might be a little different, when I got comments from people saying 'You're not like most engineers.' You try to figure out if that's a compliment or not. But I think it turned out to be a compliment. My experience in how I view the world was much broader."
Knox College officials say the week of Founder's Day activities started Tuesday with a luncheon for college employees who have been there 25 years or longer, and culminated with yesterday's awards and a Board of Trustees meeting.
Three other Knox alum received achievement awards. Find out about all of them by CLICKING HERE.
(Carol Craig, far right, speaks Friday at Knox College's Alumni Achievement Awards Convocation. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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