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Join Grinnell’s RAGBRAI Team
It’s time to grab your bike and ride from river to river. The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa begins July 24, and Grinnell College has assembled a team. This year’s route begins in Glenwood and ends in Muscatine. The six-day, 420-mile ride offers an opportunity to rediscover the landscape of Iowa and reconnect with fellow alums.
Registration for the full ride has closed, but you can still meet up with the College’s team. As part of RAGBRAI 2016, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations would like to invite alums, friends, and family to join us for our annual Grinnell College RAGBRAI dinner at the Majestic Theater and Grand Ballroom in Centerville, Iowa. Cost for the dinner is $10 and includes two drink tickets. A cash bar will also be available.
If you have any questions, please email Molly Campe ’96, senior associate director of alumni relations.
Grinnell Summer Picnics
Grinnell College Summer Picnics are taking place in 23 cities this year. These events are an excellent way for the Grinnell College community to connect with other Grinnellians around the country and across generations. Alumni hosts work with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Office of Admission to invite Grinnell alumni, current and incoming students, faculty, and staff (and the families of all parties) to a potluck gathering.
The picnics allow incoming first-year students to meet each other and other current students, help recent graduates connect with the alumni community in the city, and help foster community among all Grinnellians and families of Grinnellians. In cities with a Grinnell Regional Planning Committee, the committee assists a lead volunteer with planning the picnic, but in smaller cities or areas with fewer alumni, the picnics happen because of the dedication of independent volunteers.
To find a summer picnic in your area, visit http://forum.grinnell.edu/activities.
Global Day of Service 2016 - THANK YOU!
Thank you to the all the alumni who participated in the second annual Global Day of Service on June 11 and throughout the last two weeks! Thank you for your commitment to honoring a core value of the College — social responsibility — by giving back to your local community. Did you participate in the day of service? Please let us know by completing the Volunteer Participation Report, and visit the Global Day of Service page to learn more.
Approximately 1,200 alumni, friends, and family members visited Grinnell’s campus for the College’s 137th Alumni Reunion Weekend. They traveled from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 countries — including South Africa, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, India, and Costa Rica — to meet up with classmates and make new connections.
During the weekend, ten alumni were presented with Alumni Awards for service to their professions, the College, and their communities.
For a slideshow of this year's presentation of Alumni Awards, as well as other events at Reunion 2016, check out this Reunion recap.
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