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.

2022 Alumni Awards

The 2022 Alumni Award recipients are:

  • Jim Lowry ’61
  • Kate Stephan Villers ’61
  • Ron Gault ’62
  • Alan Cohen ’72
  • Jodie Levin-Epstein ’72
  • Dick Knapp ’76
  • Katherine “Kit” Wall ’77
  • Rebecca Quirk ’86
  • Rhonda Stuart ’86
  • Sherry Davis Gupta ’88
  • Karmi Anna Mattson ’97
  • Samuel Sellers ’00
  • Julian Zebot ’00

Read more about our 13 outstanding recipients.


Alumni Awards Nominations

The application deadline has passed for 2023 Alumni Award Nominations. Applications will reopen in January for Reunion 2024.

The Alumni Award recipients for 2023 will be honored at Reunion 2023, on Saturday afternoon, June 3 at Alumni Assembly. 


Previous Alumni Award Recipients