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|Knox College Dedicates New Building in Honor of Journalism Advocate
|A Knox College graduate turned overseas journalism advocate now has a building in his honor, that he says means a great deal to him.
The college, as part of its Homecoming Weekend, dedicated the former RFMS building at Cherry and South Streets as the new Borzello Hall, the new home of the Knox Journalism program as well as the college's public relations office. It's named after Bob Borzello, a trustee and former chair of the United Kingdom-based charity MediaWise -- who says its mission is to help victims of "media abuse" and advocate for the use of ethics in journalism.
Borzello says he was a self-described "high school creep" before Knox helped turn him into who he is today. "It gave me a lot of confidence, and it allowed me to do things that I would normally would not do, businesses I wouldn't do, and adventures I wouldn't do," Borzello said, "and, say, go to England and start a company -- mainly because I had to. And, in the end, I'm grateful, and I really appreciate it."
Borzello's donation helped pay for the building and its renovations, done solely by the Knox maintenance staff. RFMS head Don Fike sold the building to Knox for less than market value.
(Left to right: Robert King, director of major and planned giving, holds the end of the ribbon while Bob Borzello, Roger Taylor, and Don Fike cut the ribbon for the dedication of Borzello Hall.)
(Don Fike speaks at the dedication of Borzello Hall. At left is Jan Koran, chair of the Knox College Board of Trustees.)
(At the dedication of Borzello Hall, Bob Borzello acknowledges the work of Knox College facilities staff in the renovation of the building.)
Story by Will Stevenson. WGIL News Photos courtesy of Peter Bailley, Knox College.
|11 01 08 by Newsroom
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