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Longtime class fund director relishes relationships made with Grinnellians

Alumnus flips Colorado farmland to create Grinnell biology endowed chair

Alumna uses team approach to assemble 97 care packages


Global Citizen

How to succeed in business without really majoring it

HSSC pavilions opening ushers in new era of learning opportunities

Grinnell alumna writing authorized biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Grinnell host family forms long-lasting friendships with international students

Ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped transform 1969 Grinnell alumnus


Grinnell alumna enriching how physics is taught, researched

Storyteller explains the big picture of science through radio show

Numerous events for Grinnell alumni, friends on tap for 2019

Parents continue contributions as long-term commitment to education

Volunteering a high priority for Student Alumni Council president

New Admission and Student Financial Services Center making favorable first impressions



History in the making

Gates Tower aglow for the holidays

Parent couple bring art expertise to Faulconer Gallery Leadership Council

Doubles partnership among Grinnell grads serves to create tennis gift


Grinnell-Hamline couple endows need-based scholarship for history students

National Philanthropy Week brings out generous nature of Grinnell students

Alumni Council Fall 2018 Summary

TEDxGrinnellCollege shines light on underpublicized topics

Family starts internship endowment for students to work with vulnerable populations

Recent grads cross borders with inventive payment platform in five African countries

Regional co-coordinator brings together Grinnellians on the Front Range


Alumni couple giving back in support of need-blind admission

Experimental learning gift encourages students to consider public service careers

Financial boot camp brings the world of investment banking to campus


Empowering artists as agents of social change

Retired engineer shares his love of the liberal arts with students in the sciences

Exploring issues of purpose with openness and civility

Alumnus connects with next generation of Grinnell students through GRASP program

Alumni innovators eagerly return to Grinnell to share wisdom with students

Grinnell celebrates proud athletics heritage during Hall of Fame ceremony


Class fund director embracing role in advance of 25th class reunion

Welcoming the class of 2022

KDIC inspires fun, freedom, and fond recollections during 50 years on the air

Doing the right thing

Alumnus pays tribute to father by establishing Kessler Family Research Lab


Caring touch

Class of 1968 raises over $1.7 million during 50th reunion year

Grinnell College philanthropy continues on the upswing

Alumni Council welcomes in four new members

2018 Schwab grant recipients taking active role in youth development

Chefs endow Grinnell scholarship to celebrate friendship forged over food


Alumna cherishes relationships formed during 41 years as a class agent

Invaluable educational experience inspires planned gift to Grinnell College

Grinnellians enthusiastically lend a hand during 2018 Global Day of Service

Grinnell College alumni reminisce and reconnect during 139th Reunion

Reunion 2018 in pictures


Despite hurdles, new Grinnell graduate ends up flourishing

Nearly 1,100 alumni returning to Grinnell College for Reunion 2018

Acclaimed author tells the story of his first guide dog during ‘Mando’ Memorial Lecture

Denver attorney leading by example for Grinnell College fundraising

Fourth annual Grinnell College Global Day of Service set for June 9

Shot entirely in Grinnell, Saints Rest movie draws praise at world premiere

Rising star attorney spreading knowledge through pro bono work

Touring the Whitney: Alumni experience Grant Wood in New York City


Grinnell’s Watson fellows reminisce, inspire during 50th anniversary celebration

Practicing what he preached

Running the distance

Watson fellows returning to Grinnell to share stories during 50th anniversary celebration

Alumnus, retired English professor sings virtues of humanities education


HSSC construction changing the landscape of Grinnell College campus

Grinnell Connect debuts mobile app

Family reflects on what College has meant to four generations of Grinnellians

Alumni Council Spring 2018 Summary

Grinnell Singers to perform concerts in six cities during spring break tour

2018 Grinnell College Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Alumni care packages brighten up demanding month for Grinnell College students


Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Ying '95

Grinnell College senior discovers new perspectives by studying abroad in Botswana

‘Unsung hero’ of the American theatre inspires gift for future Grinnell College thespians

Kispert family brings philanthropic leadership to athletic excellence at Grinnell


Dr. John ‘Wah’ Peterson ’70 still marching to his own beat

Volunteer Spotlight: Karmi Mattson '97

New biology endowed chair created as tribute to friend, swimming teammate



Grinnell alumnus connecting the globe with language-interpretation startup

Schwab alumni grant recipient reducing math anxiety through game play

Alumna sets up global fund to expand minds and opportunities with travel


Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Parker ’06

Alumni Council Fall Meeting Summary

Alumni swap stories, discuss inclusion during Multicultural Alumni Weekend

Grinnell College Alumni lend a hand during devastating distasters


Alumni Couple Gives $1.15 Million to Grinnell College for Student Career Advancement



Keith Janzten '80 and Scott Beth

Tim Hopkins '77


Alumni Give $1 Million to Establish Career–Focused Communities at Grinnell

Welcoming the Class of 2021

2017 Summer Picnics

Team Grinnell takes on RAGBRAI for fifth year in a row


Commitment to Philanthropy Continues As Grinnell Focuses for the Future

Class Pages: Class Letters, Appeals, and a Class Directory in one spot

Class of 2006: Giving as a Class


Global Day of Service 2017

Reunion 2017 Highlights


Regional Planning Committees: Keeping Grinnellians Connected

Congratulations to the class of 2017

Armando Montaño ’12 Memorial Lecture


Grinnell Singers Hit the Road

ECN Care Packages Delivered


Toby Baratta's Externship effect: Finding her course

Alumni Awards: Ten alumni to be honored at Reunion 2017


Exploring the Entertainment Industry

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Grinnell

Everyday Class Notes Care Packages

Happy New Year



Teodora Cakarmis ’17: Shaping Spaces, Shaping Conversations


Jarren Santos '17: A Day in the Life

#GivingTuesday 2016

Celebrating Philanthropy

Grinnell Prize 2016


Computing at Grinnell

Four Generations of Grinnellians: The McMurrays - Julia McMurray '08

20 Years of Wall

Philanthropists increase commitment to career-focused communities at Grinnell

Humans of Grinnell


Finding Her Future: Michelle Joy '96

Grinnell Welcomes Six New Inductees to Athletics Hall of Fame

Welcoming the Class of 2020


Giving for a More Diverse Future: Samuel A. Rebelsky

Four Generations of Grinnellians: The McMurrays - Scott McMurray '79

Building a Legacy: Class of 1966

Another Banner Year for Grinnell Philanthropy

Welcome, Alumni and Friends of Grinnell - two new Grinnell alumni websites launch