Ed Senn '79

Ed Senn

Class Year: 1979
Current City/State: Washington, DC
Major: Biology
Email Address: w.e.senn@verizon.com
Committee(s): Alumni Awards; Executive


Why I Wanted to Serve on the Alumni Council:

I wanted to give back to the educational institution that helped make me the person I am today. (And my mother always said, "Don't ever forget to support your alma mater!")

A Quote I Like:

"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be’ – she always called me Elwood – ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant."

―Elwood P. Dowd in the play Harvey by Mary Chase

A Little Bit About Me:

I'm Verizon's Vice President of State Government Affairs, but in my spare time, I study Italian, enjoy wearing a kilt as a member of the St. Andrew's Society, and am an avid rider of RAGBRAI, having completed eight rides including six with the Grinnell alumni group. Come join us!

Other Alumni Involvement: Reunion Planning Committee; GRASP Volunteer; Social Justice Prize Reviewer; Externship Host; and Mentor for Grinnellink DC.

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