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Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Ying '95
Volunteers, Events, Alumni

Grinnell College senior discovers new perspectives by studying abroad in Botswana
Students, Global Grinnell, Impact

‘Unsung hero’ of the American theatre inspires gift for future Grinnell College thespians
Alumni, Endowment, Giving

Kispert family brings philanthropic leadership to athletic excellence at Grinnell
Major Gift, Alumni, Endowment


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

Volunteer Spotlight: Karmi Mattson '97
Volunteers, Events, Alumni

New biology endowed chair created as tribute to friend, swimming teammate
Major Gift, Alumni, Endowment



Grinnell alumnus connecting the globe with language-interpretation startup

Schwab alumni grant recipient reducing math anxiety through game play
Awards, Alumni

Alumna sets up global fund to expand minds and opportunities with travel
Global Grinnell, Alumni, Major Gift


Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Parker ’06
Volunteers, Endowment, Alumni

Alumni Council Fall Meeting Summary
Volunteers, Events, Alumni Council

Alumni swap stories, discuss inclusion during Multicultural Alumni Weekend
Volunteers, Events, Alumni, Impact, Alumni Council

Grinnell College Alumni lend a hand during devastating distasters
Volunteers, Alumni, Impact


Alumni Couple Gives $1.15 Million to Grinnell College for Student Career Advancement
Major Gift, Endowment, CLS, Alumni

GRASP 2.0Volunteers, Alumni, Students


Keith Janzten '80 and Scott Beth
Alumni, Major Donor, Planned Giving, Giving, Endowment

Tim Hopkins '77
Alumni, Annual Gift, Giving, Volunteering


Alumni Give $1 Million to Establish Career–Focused Communities at Grinnell
Major Gift, Alumni, Giving, CLS

Welcoming the Class of 2021
Students, Impact, Giving

2017 Summer Picnics
Alumni, Students, Events, Be Social, Regional Networks

Team Grinnell takes on RAGBRAI for fifth year in a row
Alumni, Friends, Events, Be Social


Commitment to Philanthropy Continues As Grinnell Focuses for the Future
Giving, Alumni, Students, Friends, Volunteering, Events, Impact, Reunion

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

Class of 2006: Giving as a Class
Giving, Alumni, Endowment, Financial Aid


Global Day of Service 2017
Volunteering, Alumni, Impact, Events

Reunion 2017 Highlights
Reunion & Alumni College, Alumni, Events, Awards


Regional Planning Committees: Keeping Grinnellians Connected
Alumni, Volunteering, Events

Congratulations to the class of 2017
Alumni, Students, Events

Armando Montaño ’12 Memorial Lecture
Alumni, Students, Giving, Impact


Grinnell Singers Hit the Road

ECN Care Packages Delivered
Alumni, Students, Volunteering, Impact


Toby Baratta's Externship effect: Finding her course
CLS, Students, Alumni, Volunteering, Impact

Alumni Awards: Ten alumni to be honored at Reunion 2017
Awards, Alumni, Volunteering, Reunion & Alumni College


Exploring the Entertainment Industry
Alumni, Students, CLS, Trustee

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Grinnell

Everyday Class Notes Care Packages
Alumni, Be Social

Happy New Year



Teodora Cakarmis ’17: Shaping Spaces, Shaping Conversations
Impact, Students


Jarren Santos '17: A Day in the Life
Impact, Students

#GivingTuesday 2016
Events, Giving, Impact

Celebrating Philanthropy
Events, Students, Volunteering

Grinnell Prize 2016
Alumni, Awards, Events


Computing at Grinnell
Alumni, Events, Faculty

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

20 Years of Wall
Alumni, Awards, Faculty, Volunteering

Philanthropists increase commitment to career-focused communities at Grinnell
Alumni, CLS, Donors, Major Gift, Trustees

Humans of Grinnell
Alumni, Students, Volunteering


Finding Her Future: Michelle Joy '96
Alumni, Donors, Staff

Grinnell Welcomes Six New Inductees to Athletics Hall of Fame
Alumni, Awards, Events

Welcoming the Class of 2020


Giving for a More Diverse Future: Samuel A. Rebelsky
Donors, Faculty, Students

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

Building a Legacy: Class of 1966
Alumni, Donors, Financial Aid, HSSC, Impact

Another Banner Year for Grinnell Philanthropy
Donors, Friends, Impact

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