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 the Regional Planning Committee!

Work with your fellow alumni to plan events for local Grinnellians and foster sense of community. Reach out to Anna Halpin-Healy '13, assistant director of alumni relations for regional programs, at or 641-269-3186, to learn more.

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
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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.

Members of the Des Moines Regional Planning Committee

Louise E. Alcorn ’92
Alex K. Anderson ’15
Kabenla E. Armah ’04
Aaron C. Barker ’11
Renee Bourgeois Parsons ’96
Lizzie Eason '17 — Co-Coordinator
Jocelyn G. Gerrietts ’10
Kendra L. Hillman Chilcoat ’94
Brigham C. Hoegh ’08
Cynthia Rybolt Kadenge ’90
Jared Mast ’01
Lori Leinbach McAllister ’83
Kramer J. McLuckie ’12 — Co-Coordinator
William D. Morain ’64
Kirsten M. Plowman ’04
Jesse W. Richardson-Jones ’03
Grant A. 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.