Grinnellians in the News

Grinnellians are out in the world doing great things. When Grinnellians are featured in newspapers, writing prominent blog posts, or just showing up doing something awesome we want to make sure you can see the great work being done by your fellow alumni and others tied to Grinnell.

Thriving As A Woman In a Male-Dominated Industry

Christine Stoddard ’11 of Quail Bell Magazine on the five things you need to thrive and succeed as a woman in a male dominated industry.

Medium – October 20, 2022

Grinnellian joins law firm in Milwaukee

Denisha A. Renovales ’17 is also a member of American Health Lawyers Association, Hispanic National Bar Association and Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee.

vonBreisen – October 11, 2022

Samsara Appoints Steve Pickle ’90 as First Chief People Officer

Pickle joins Samsara from Salesforce where he served as Executive Vice President of Global People Strategy and Operations.

Wire 19 – October 4, 2022

Grinnellian Receives Distinguished Fulbright Award

Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski ’08 will be conducting her research in Melbourne, Australia.

Daily Nexus – September 25, 2022

Anna Litten ’93 Appointed As Arlington's (MA) New Library Director

The Grinnellian has served as Arlington's Assistant Library Director since 2018.

Patch – September 22, 2022

Hendrix Faculty Member Selected for Campus Compact’s Engaged Scholars Initiative

Dr. Delphia Shanks ’01 part of program to collaborate on scholarly projects, lead equity-focused change – September 22, 2022

Inspiring more Diversity in STEM

Sandra Torres ’11 selected as an example of latinx members who are creating change in STEM.

Society of Women Engineers – September 06, 2022

Joe Tuggle Lacina Named Iowa Artist Fellow

Joe Tuggle Lacina, Grinnell College studio art technical assistant, has been selected to be one of five Iowa Artist Fellows for fiscal year 2023.

Our Grinnell – August 17, 2022

Wake Forest welcomes new Environment and Sustainability Studies Program Director

Wake Forest undergraduate Environment and Sustainability Studies Program reached an important milestone in welcoming new Program Director Dr. Julie Velásquez Runk ’90.

Wake Forest – August 16, 2022

Victoria Park ’21 talks new album, musical inspirations at 80/35

Iowa City-based Pictoria Vark played the Bravo Stage Friday at this year’s 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines. The singer-songwriter spoke with Iowa Public Radio before her set about her musical background, her new album and upcoming tour and her experiences at the festival.

Iowa Public Radio – August 01, 2022

Silver King

Barbara Knox Homrighaus ’73 has written a book focusing on the American Cream, a draft horse breed originated in Iowa.

Daily Freeman-Journal – July 18, 2022

Fighting Food Waste and Food Insecurity Through Legislation

Elena Seeley ’15 covers an event advocating the Food Donation Improvement Act.

Foodtank – July 14, 2022

Grinnellian named to key position with the USDA

Toby Cain ’12 joins the Risk Management Agency of the organization.

Seed World – July 13, 2022

Pianist Fred Hersch '77 brings unique style to Jerusalem Jazz Festival

Hersch discovered jazz while attending Grinnell.

The Jerusalem Post – July 02, 2022

Soy Checkoff Partners With IFYE to Cultivate Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders

Josie Noland '23 has been selected with four others to travel to Germany.

Seed Today – June 21, 2022

Hollis Atkins '22 explores the universe

Grinnellian researcher captures young galaxy’s “coming of age” and finds evidence that early galaxies may be bigger and more complex than we thought.

SpaceRef – June 15, 2022

Grinnellian named director of Pennsylvania childhood resource center

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning names Annie Papero '91 as director of its first cost-free early childhood resource center in Hershey, PA.

newKerala – June 13, 2022

Oregon Nurses Association names new director

Anne Tan Piazza, 51, started at ONA in April after nearly 25 years at the Washington State Nurses Association, where she led on health policy and political advocacy and served as assistant executive director.

Northwest Labor Press – June 01, 2022