Karen Maurer Krows '682022 LOYALTY AWARD

Karen Maurer Krows
Class of 1968


Major(s)/minor(s) while at Millikin

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education


Other degree(s), including awarding institutions

Master’s Degree from Illinois State University as Reading Specialist


Current employer and job title

Retired teacher


What activities did you participate in while a student at Millikin?

  • Among them was Alpha Chi Omega


What are some of your accomplishments since graduating from Millikin?

  • Taught 34 years for Decatur School District No. 61.
  • Master’s Degree at ISU


Apart from supporting the Big Blue, what is your favorite pastime?
Spending time with family and friends.

Which Millikin professor or staff member made the greatest impact on you, and why?

History Professor Dr. Dan Gage and his wife Elinor, who were also Sunday School teachers at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Also my Millikin adviser and professors.


What is one concept you learned at Millikin that you use regularly?
Learning is fun and a lifelong experience.


What advice would you give to current MU students about preparing for life after graduation?
Find the area of study you enjoy.


Is there anything else you’d like to share with the Millikin community?

Among my Millikin activities after graduation: Served on Alumni Board; also served as a class agent, general volunteer and Phonathon caller; scholarship sponsor, member of the Investors Society.


Names of immediate family members who have attended/worked at Millikin?
Wayne Krows ’51, Vice President Emeritus (late husband)

Sara Krows Walstrom ’03 (daughter)

Kevin Krows ’82 (stepson)

Susan Krows Barbee ’82 (stepdaughter)

Fred Krows ’72 (late stepson)

Ed Krows, Millikin Housekeeping Supervisor (late stepson)

Eleanor Maurer ’54 (late mother)

Alex Krows ’09 (grandson)