Class of 1979

Whatever happened to your first-year roommate? That friend you lost touch with? The other students in your senior seminar?

Your class page gives you an easy way to find classmates and old friends. It’s also a great resource for personal and professional networking, and for the latest class news, including reunion plans.

Your class page also offers some enjoyable ways to get social virtually. Find out what’s stirring the waters in your class-year community — or stir something up yourself.

If you need to get a copy of a previous class letter or class fund appeal, please contact:

Class Letter - The Alumni Relations Team at
Class Fund Appeal - Mary Zug at

Reunion Survey

A digital version of the Reunion Survey for the classes of 1979 and 1980 is now available. We hope you enjoy learning more about your classmates.

Class Volunteers

Class Agent

John Malkinson

Class Fund Director

John Schechter

Your next Reunion

The next Reunion for the class of 1979 is the 145th Annual Alumni Reunion hosted on the campus of Grinnell College May 30-June 2, 2024.

For Reunion 2024, you will be celebrating your 45th Reunion with the class of 1978 and 1980.

If you are interested in helping plan your next reunion, please email Paige Everly, associate director of alumni relations for reunion and awards at or call 866-850-1846.