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Photos: Students tour Alumni Hall

Alumni Hall opened its doors to a select group of students Tuesday, Oct. 8, the anniversary of one of the building’s historic cornerstone events.

On Oct. 8 1890, former President Benjamin Harrison laid one of Alumni Hall’s three cornerstone bricks. During the anniversary of the event, the Knox College Office of Communications surprised five students with a private tour around the interior of the old building. Sophomore Kayleigh O’Brien and senior Laura Pochodylo organized the contest through Facebook and Twitter, asking people to share their favorite memories of Alumni Hall.

Alumni Hall, expected to finish renovations by fall 2014, is currently being gutted to allow for the insertion of administrative offices.


Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

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