Student Alumni Council (SAC)

The Student Alumni Council (SAC) is a student-run group that fosters connections between students and alumni, empowers students to be a part of the wider Grinnell community, raises awareness about Grinnell’s history and traditions, and works to develop a culture of service and philanthropy among current students. SAC fosters an atmosphere that guides students through their transition to life after Grinnell, bestowing a sense of pride in the community and a commitment to give back with their time, talent, treasure, and ties.

SAC Copresident Kaitlyn Goss-Peirce

Kaitlyn Goss-Peirce '20Hello! I'm Kaitlyn Goss-Peirce ’20 (she/her/hers) and I'm a fourth-year English major from Deerfield, Wisconsin. Something interesting to know about me is that my roommate and I collect small dinosaur figurines; we have at least 20 at this point. This year, I am one of the Co-Presidents of SAC. I joined SAC to contribute to giving back to our community, both within the college and within the city, and to help further the connections between students and the people who surround us (whether they are faculty/staff, alumni, or community members).

SAC Copresident Ayyad Jacob

Ayyad Jacob '20My name is Ayyad Jacob ’20! I use he/him/his pronouns and am a member of the class of 2020. I was born and raised in Chicago and am one of the SAC Co-Presidents. Everything at Grinnell exists because of the goodwill and contributions of others. I joined SAC because I wanted to help further a message of philanthropy as much as I could. Talking to fun alums is an amazing perk as well! One fun fact about me is that I've been collecting records since I was 12. I brought them all with me to college and am about to start box number 3!

Learn more about the SAC on their website or contact Mitch Wolff, assistant director of student programs.