John F Schwaller "Fritz" '69

John F. Schwaller "Fritz"

Class Year: 1969
Current City/State: East Greenbush, NY
Major: History (Spanish minor)
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Committee(s): Alumni Awards; Executive


Why I Wanted to Serve on the Alumni Council:

I joined in order to try to make a difference in the lives of current Grinnell students, to improve the relationship between the College and the alumni, and to give something back to a place that I hold dear.

A Quote I Like:

"Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard."


A Little Bit About Me:

After a quarter-century as an academic administrator, I am now, once again, a simple Professor of History. While I dearly loved my time as a college provost and president, I am having the time of my life as a professor. I get to teach doctoral students, as well as first-years. I love writing my books about Mexico in the sixteenth century. I am very active in my field, serving on the editorial board of one journal while being the editor of a different one. Anne ('71) and I enjoy traveling when I am invited to give lectures in fun and interesting places.

Other Alumni Involvement: Former Class Agent; Asa Turner Coordinator

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