Make plans to join the first Multicultural Alumni Weekend

A fun-filled weekend of positive engagement, where you can share your history, engage with students, learn about the College’s current priorities and plans as they relate to diversity and inclusion, enjoy bar-be-que at the Kimbo Black Cultural Center, and reconnect with old and new friends.

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A celebration for alumni, their families, and current students: November 10–11, 2017.

Building community with alumni and students who were and are a part of the following religious and cultural affinity groups, including, but not limited to, the African Caribbean Student Organization, the Asian American Association, South Asian Student Organization, Concerned Black Students, Chalutzim, Chinese Student Association, Crecemos Unidos, the International Student Organization, Project Pengyou, Queer People of Color, Queer Athletes and Allies, the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences, the Student Organization of Latinx, the Stonewall Resource Center, Young Muslim Sisters, and Yes We Can (centered around student health and disabilities).

Carlos Andres GomezCarlos Andres Gomez will be performing in the JRC on Friday at 7:30 p.m. He is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer. He is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood, and was named 2016 Best Diversity Artist by Campus Activities Magazine.


Planning Committee Members:

Alumni Planning Committee:

Lester Aléman ’07
Cynthia Amezcua ’14
Ed Atkins ’66
Dan Davis ’16
Deana Greenfield ’00
Graciela Guzmán ’11
Jarrett Joubert ‘12
Leah Krandel ’09
Angela Onwuachi-Willig ‘94
Ben Rodriguez ‘98
Rocio Safe ‘14
Margie Scribner ’10
Indrani Singh ’08
Rhonda Stuart ’86
Chris Wilde ’88
Sherman Willis ’01

Staff Contacts: 

Jayn Chaney ’05
Director of Alumni and Donor Relations
chaneyj@grinnell.edu

Sarah Smith-Benanti
Multicultural Reunion Coordinator
smithben@grinnell.edu

Travel and Accommodations

For you convenience, we have secured a discounted block of hotel rooms at the Comfort Inn and Suites and the Country Inn and Suites in Grinnell. This rate expires October 27, 2017. To book your room, please contact the hotel directly at 641-236-5236 and 641-236-9600. respectively, and indicate you are with "Multicultural Alumni Weekend" when making the reservation.

A full listing of lodging options can be found online

Complimentary shuttle services to and from the Des Moines airport will be available and can be reserved when completing your weekend registration. Complete flight information - including airline, flight number, and arrival/departure times - will be required if you need a shuttle.

A shuttle service between Grinnell-area hotels (hear I-80) and the campus will be available Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. on an on-call basis. Detailed information about this campus shuttle will be provided upon arrival.