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Class of 1969 50th Reunion

Alumni College: May 29-30, 2019
Reunion: May 30-June 2, 2019

Calling All ’69 Classmates!

A committee of our classmates will be reaching out to everyone by phone to share information about the Reunion and to invite your feedback about what we are planning and who is planning to attend. We will post a list here of the classmates who plan to attend later in the fall.

Do you want to help call classmates or share your plans now? Contact Bruce Strom, our Outreach Chair.

Share who you’d like to see at Reunion for our next class letter. Write to Class Agent Murry Nelson.

Support the Class Memory Book

Share your memories of life at Grinnell, 1965-1969. Join the class listserv (instructions below) and connect with our weekly email discussions on our Grinnell memories. These memories will be collected into a special 50th reunion commemorative book that we will print and share on campus.  

All classmates are asked to submit a current photo of themselves doing something they love. Please send your photo to Diana Brown Holbert or to her address 3941 Redwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Contact Editors Diana Brown Holbert, Ann Kirschner, or Glen Gleysteen Jerrard with questions or for more information.

Join the Class of ’69 Email Discussion Group (aka listserv)

To subscribe, send an email to In the “Subject” line, write “Subscribe ’69.” It takes a business day to process. Once confirmed, send your messages and memories to, and they will be sent to all subscribers of the 1969 class listserv .

Share Your Ideas!

Share your opinion on programs we are considering for the Reunion via an online survey. We’ll be tallying survey results through October. If you have specific program ideas (e.g. a faculty presenter, a panel topic, a brief performance by a classmate) contact Tom Triplett, our Programs Chair.

Do you have ideas to make our class lounge or Saturday night dinner extra-special? Contact our Lounge Party Chair Bill Bemis or our Saturday Dinner Chair Brenda Thomas.

Reunion Information

Details and general information about Reunion 2019 including costs and FAQ.

Reunion Giving

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Gift Projects

  1. Class of 1969 Martin Luther King, Jr. Endowed Scholarship(s): An endowed fund to provide need-based scholarships to support diversity in the student body and to meet the scholarship need of one or more students.
  2. Center for Careers, Life, and Service: supports internships, externships and apprenticeships

Other areas you may wish to support

In addition to (or instead of) supporting the 1969 Class Projects, feel free to direct your Reunion giving to any endowments or capital project, to operating support of an academic department, varsity sport or other extracurricular activity or campus group, or to annual operating funds, including:

  • Pioneer Fund: unrestricted gifts for the College’s areas of greatest need
  • Financial Aid: direct support of scholarships and grants
  • Institute for Global Engagement: supports course-embedded travel

Support our class gift projects or anything else at Grinnell in celebration of our 50th Reunion by downloading, completing and mailing the Giving Agreement.

In a rush? You can give online using the customized 1969 Reunion giving page.

For questions, please contact your class fund directors Betsy Clark or Jim Sebern.

Visit the Class of ’69 Class Page

The Class of 1969 class page is the place to find the Class Directory, In Memoriam List, and Class Letters.

Please note: We protect the confidentiality of our community members by securing all personal data in the directory behind a firewall. For this reason, you must be logged in as a registered user to access your class page and class member information provided on the page.) If you are not currently registered for the site, please select Log In/ Register in the upper right corner of the page to start the process.