Alumni Awards

2019 Alumni Awards

The Grinnell College Alumni Council selected 14 alumni who will receive Alumni Awards at Reunion 2019 in June. The Alumni Award recognizes individuals who embody Grinnell College’s mission of lifetime learning and service. Recipients distinguished themselves by their service to their careers, their community, and/or the College.

Bruce Pauley ’59
L.R. "Bud" Roegge ’59
Janice Williams Resseger ’69
Henry Wingate ’69
Moses Lee ’79
Jeffrey Greenberg ’80
Susan Henken-Thielen ’80

Paula Nixon ’84
Noel Green ’94
Dorje Gurung ’94
Jason M. Kimelman-Block ’94
Kent Messer ’94
Lu "Maggie" Bian ’09 (Pioneer Award)
Latona Giwa ’09 (Pioneer Award)

Learn more about each of our 2019 Alumni Award recipients.


Alumni Awards Nominations

Alumni Award nominations for 2020 Reunion classes are now open. They will be honored during Reunion at Alumni Assembly on Saturday of Reunion 2020. Nominations are due by midnight on Saturday, August 31. 

Recipients will be from the 2020 Reunion classes:

  • 65th Reunion: 1954, 1955, 1956
  • 55th Reunion: 1965, 1966
  • 50th Reunion: 1970
  • 30th Reunion: 1989, 1990, 1991
  • 25th Reunion: 1995
  • 10th Reunion: 2010
  • 5th Reunion: 2014, 2015, 2016

Nominations can be submitted during any year, not just during your Reunion year. Nominations received will be kept until the nominee's next Reunion and will be available to the selection committee for two consecutive Reunion cycles in which the nominee is eligible for an award. If you would like to update a previously submitted nomination, please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 866-850-1846 (toll-free) or email us at alumni@grinnell.edu.

Current trustees and current Alumni Council members are not eligible for an Alumni Award. Nominations for alumni from non-Reunion classes will be accepted but held until the appropriate Reunion year. Alumni who have received a Pioneer Award in the past are not eligible for an Alumni Award.


Previous Alumni Award Recipients