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.

Alumni Awards Nominations

We are now accepting Alumni Award nominations for 2023. Eligible Grinnellians will be celebrating a reunion in 2023. These classes include 1953 (70th), 1963-1964 (60th), 1967-1968-1969 (55th), 1973 (50th), 1981-1982-1983 (40th), 1992-1993-1994 (30th), 1998 (25th), 2006-2007-2008 (15th), 2012-2013 (10th). 

Recipients will be honored at Reunion 2023, on Saturday afternoon, June 3 at Alumni Assembly. 

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.  

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.

Previous Alumni Award Recipients