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International Alumni Listening Sessions with the Alumni Council 

Hello from Grinnell! What would you like to tell the Alumni Council about your experience as a global Grinnellian and how we can do a better job bridging the distance? Do you have any contact with current Grinnell students or would you like to? Have you participated in virtual or in-person alumni events living abroad? 

Please join members of the Grinnell College Alumni Council for a virtual listening session!

Along with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the Alumni Council wants to provide meaningful ways for alumni living overseas to actively engage with each other and with the College. International Grinnellians now make up 20% of our student body and we know our international alumni have much to offer by way of guidance and insight as we work to develop future programming.

All of the sessions will take place over Zoom and will be recorded so we can learn from your feedback. Please come share your thoughts and observations.

We will be hosting three listening sessions to accommodate different time zones (Asia/Pacific, Europe/Africa and The Americas).  Please complete the brief registration form below. We look forward to talking with you in September!

Sunday, September 10

Session 1

7 p.m. CST (China Standard Time)
8 p.m. JST (Tokyo) 

Hosted by Natz Soberanes ’13 
along with Bernard Jackson ’86 and Anton Jones ’02 

Session 2

7 p.m. BST (London)
8 p.m. CEST (Berlin)
8 p.m. SAST (Cape Town)

Hosted by Suha Gillani ’16 
along with Sasha Aslanian ’90 and Dawn Helsing Wolters ’87 

Session 3

7 p.m. EDT (Toronto)
6 p.m. CST (Mexico City)
8 p.m. GMT-3 (Buenos Aires)

Hosted by Grisel Hernandez ’17 and Vivek Venugopal ’01
along with Kate Goddard ’91 and Scott Shepherd ’82 

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