Alumni Awards

The Grinnell College Alumni Council selects up to fifteen alumni to receive Alumni Awards at Reunion every year. The Alumni Award recognizes individuals who embody Grinnell College’s mission of lifetime learning and service. Recipients have distinguished themselves by their service to their careers, their community, and/or the College.

2021 Alumni Awards

The 2021 Alumni Award recipients are:

  • Frances Gray ’71
  • Sheena Brown Thomas ’71
  • Sally Campbell-Galman ’96
  • Sabrina Eagan ’96
  • Rev. Jake Joseph ’11

Read more about our 5 outstanding recipients.


Alumni Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Alumni Awards are closed. The Alumni Council Awards Committee will announce the recipients in January. Recipients from the classes of 1952, 1961-62, 1972, 1975-77, 1986-88, 1997, and 2000-02 will be honored at Reunion 2022 Alumni Assembly on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

We are now accepting Alumni Award nominations for Reunion 2023.

If you are interested in nominating an alum, we recommend you review the Alumni Award Nomination requirements. Applications are due August 31. When ready, please complete the online Alumni Award Nomination form.  


Previous Alumni Award Recipients