Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards Nominations

Alumni Award nominations for 2019 Reunion classes are now closed. The recipients of the 2019 Alumni Awards will be announced, via email to all Reunion 2019 classes, in January. They will be honored during Reunion at Alumni Assembly on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Recipients will be from the 2019 Reunion classes:

  • 60th Reunion: 1959-1960
  • 50th Reunion: 1969
  • 40th Reunion: 1979-1980
  • 35th Reunion: 1983-1984-1985
  • 25th Reunion: 1994
  • 15th Reunion: 2003-2004-2005
  • 10th Reunion: 2009

The nomination form will reopen in February of 2019 to begin receiving nominations for Reunion 2020.

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

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.

2018 Alumni Awards

The Grinnell College Alumni Council selected ten alumni who received Alumni Awards at the College’s 2018 Reunion 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.

Peter Kranz ’63
Deborah Feir ’68
Catherine Gage ’73
Barry Huff ’73
P. Carter Newton ’77
Douglas Spitz ’78
Rachel Bly ’93
Margaret Tandoh ’93
Kirpal Singh ’97
Adrienne Enriquez ’98

Learn more about each of our 2018 Alumni Award recipients.

Previous Alumni Award Recipients