2023 Alumni Awards Profiles

Rick Stuck ’82Rick Stuck ’82

Reunion: 40th
Residence: Jackson, Wyoming
Grinnell major: Economics
Profession: Retired finance accountant 

3 ways Rick embodies Grinnell College’s mission of lifetime learning and service

  1. Rick has been a dedicated and enthusiastic class fund director since 2001 and is a five-time member of his Reunion Class Committee. 
  2. He has hosted numerous student externs at his Wyoming home and office. He has also represented the College at admission fairs. 
  3. During his six years on the Alumni Council, Rick served on several committees. At one point, he oversaw the Alumni Council portion of the Stephen K. Kent ’67 Senior Class challenge. He gifted silver dollars to the senior class committee to mirror James J. Hill’s start to the Grinnell College endowment.

Something you probably didn’t know about Rick

After graduation, Rick organized yearly winter golf trips for his former Grinnell swimming and golf teammates.  

Rick Stuck ’82 poses with friends next to the ocean.

Bonus Rick Fun Facts

  • Rick was worked as a hospital administrator at St. Johns Medical Center and an accounting officer at First Union National Bank.
  • He has been an active member of the Jackson Hole community, serving on the boards of the Senior Center and St John’s Episcopal Church Endowment. 
  • Rick may be one of the Pioneer Bookshop’s best customers. He’s seemingly always is sporting Grinnell College T-shirts, sweatshirts, and caps – and his vehicle is adorned with his alma mater’s vanity plates and stickers. 

A quote about Rick

“The most extraordinary demonstration of Rick’s lifelong commitment to the College is his complete and unshaken belief that every young person that he met should have the Grinnell opportunity that he had. He loves bringing Grinnell to young men and women. His hope in the future always has a Grinnell focus. Rick planted thousands of seeds over several generations, distributed with his unbridled enthusiasm, watered by his extraordinary love of this institution.”

Brian Ross ’82

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