Des Moines Regional Network

The regional network is the perfect avenue for you to meet other Grinnell College alumni. It provides a setting to network and to meet others who have the same affinity with Grinnell.

Do you love Sweet Corn? What Iowan doesn't?! Join our Network!

Doing so is as easy as sending us an email. Reach out to Anna Halpin-Healy '13, assistant director of alumni relations for regional programs, at or 641-990-9622. We hope to see you soon at the next planning committee meeting.

Share your passion for Grinnell on your car!

Image of a sample Grinnell College license plate. Red Laurel Leaves in the upper right corner with Plate Number text. Iowa in black at the top and Grinnell College in white on a black bar at the bottom.Custom Grinnell College license plates are available through the Iowa DOT. Your new Grinnell plate can have a personalized message or a traditional numbered plate. A personalized plate carries an initial fee of $50 and a numbered plate has an initial fee of $25. Each plate carries $5 annual fee at the time of your annual registration renewal fee. Share your passion for Grinnell on the road and in parking garages and lots across Iowa.

Des Moines Alumni Social Media

Grinnell College Des Moines Facebook group
[desmoines] on

Join the Des Moines Lyris list [desmoinesgrin] to stay in the loop with your local Grinnell community. To learn more about how to request to join a lyris list, visit the lyris list page.

Current Members of the Des Moines Regional Planning Committee

Louise Alcorn '93
Kabenla Armah '04
Alex Anderson '15
Vince Bechtel '89
Aaron Barker '11 — Co-Coordinator
Kendra Chilcoat '94
Emily Clennon '14
Lorin Ditzler '06
Brigham Hoegh '08 — Co-Coordinator
Cindy Kadenge '90
Tony Klodd '11
Andy Lange '13
Mike Lipsman '72
Jared Mast '01
Lori McAllister '83
Kramer McLuckie '12
Marilyn Musser '74
Amy Myers '96
Bomi Mistry '84
Kafila Odesanya '04
Ralph Pray '65
Renee Parsons '96
Sydney Rausch '13
Jesse Richardson-Jones '03
Rania Robb '03
Anna Ryon '97
Sean Wieser '93
Grant Woodard '06

Upcoming Events

Our regional events and their details are posted to the Alumni Event Calendar. You can filter the calendar to see events for just your region.