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Welcome, Class of 2019

The medallion that students are given at the end of new student orientation on the ceremony program

Two traditions bookend student life at Grinnell. The day before classes begin, the entire class of 2019 will gather in Herrick Chapel, where alumni will welcome them into the Grinnell community; the next time these students will gather as a whole class will be to celebrate their commencement. At the aptly named Medallion Ceremony, each new student receives a silver medallion engraved with their class year. Read more about the history and significance of the Medallion Ceremony.


From Russia with Silver

William Blevins wearing silver medal over a Grinnell College Diving tshirt, standing in front of a FINA Word Championship Kazan Russian 2015 banner

William Eric Blevins '04 claimed two silver medals — in the one-meter and 3-meter events — at the 16th World Masters Diving Championships in Kazan, Russia.
 
Blevins, nicknamed "Country," was a two-time All-American while at Grinnell, and became the first diver to win eight Midwest Conference championships. He was selected to the Grinnell Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.


 
 

Thank You!

Opeyemi Awe '15Your generous support this past fiscal year means a world of difference to Grinnell College students. Thank you for helping the College enable students to explore their interests and identify their passions. We look forward to more great things in the next fiscal year. 


Reunion Weekend 2015 Is Gone...

...but not forgotten. We're building our Reunion Weekend and Alumni College 2015 Archives. So far, we have links to our social media album and our Facebook photo albums. Watch for more in the weeks to come! Visit the Archives page here.


 


The Wright Thing to Do

Glenn Schnadt ‘50 and Mary Schnadt ‘49 will be honored for their role in saving Frank Lloyd Wright’s A.D. German Warehouse, in Richfield Center, Wisc., and donating it back to their community for restoration. Read about it in Alumni News.


 

What's New in Alumni News? 

Photo from Intersections by Daniel Kisslinger '14Intersections: The Roads Traveled After Graduation Follow the journey of Daniel Kisslinger '14 as he takes to the road to talk with Grinnellians about their journeys after graduation. 

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 

Andrés Chang '05 realized a dream he'd had since graduation: to establish an endowed scholarship. Read about Chang's gift and have a conversation with Chang about its significance to him.

Karen Van Dusen '77 and Joel Spiegel '78 have pledged $1 million for new learning spaces for Grinnell's humanities and social studies programs. Read about their gift here.

Susan McCurry '71, member of the Grinnell College Board of Trustees, has pledged $4 million to start Global Learning Program. Read more about McCurry's gift here.

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 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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Posted by on May 21, 2015 at 09:45am

We're hoping to leave our car in the Quad Cities so we can head home from the end rather than going back to Grinnell.  
Will anyone be coming from the east through the Quad Cities who would be willing to carpool to Grinnell for the start?  
Otherwise we will probably have to get a shuttle and meet everyone in Sioux City instead of in Grinnell. 

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