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Nancy Ying '95: "Grinnell let me figure out who I really was without any risk."
Maren Van Nostrand '88: "I figured no school that knew how to have that much fun could be all that bad."
Join us! Take part with fellow alumni and friends in a day of community service on June 13, 2015. The Grinnell College Global Day of Service is a great way to honor one of the College's most cherished traditions: commitment to service. #GCdayofservice Read more about it here.
What's New in Alumni News?The Story of How Grinnell Students Brought Home the Story of Selma On March 25, 1965, an epic demonstration for voting rights ended in a triumphant rally at the Alabama capitol in Montgomery after a 5-day, 50-mile walk from Selma. Among those who were there that historic month of March were Grinnell students who brought home photos and stories for the College's student newspaper. Grinnell College alum and Board of Trustee member Hal Fuson '67 offers his first-hand account.
Gift Announcements Susan McCurry '71, member of the Grinnell College Board of Trustees, pledges $4 million to start Global Learning Program. A $300,000 gift from M. Anne Spence '66, Board of Trustee member, will advance study of the Classics at Grinnell and support upgrade to the College's humanities and social studies learning spaces. Read more about McCurry's gift here, and about Spence's gift here.
And Last But Not Least... Scarlet and Give Back Day! We would have to call it a success. But don't take our word for it. Check the numbers yourself. More here.
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Pass It On! This year's Alumni College examines how, in many ways, we are what keep. Join us, May 27-29, on the Grinnell College campus, for a look at the idea of preservation. Learn more.