Waldo S. Walker

Waldo S. Walker, professor emeritus of biology, acknowledges congratulations during the Class of 1963 50th Reunion Luncheon. It was announced there that the late Margaret (Peg) Martin Stiffler ’63 had established the Waldo S. Walker Chair in Biology through a gift from her estate in the amount of $1.5 million. More information on this gift will appear in the Fall 2013 issue of The Grinnell Magazine.

 

WHY I GIVE TO GRINNELL

William Ingram '53
What I owe Grinnell is, quite simply, a return on its own generosity, a return on the way it opened doors for me. 
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Nancy Schmulbach Maly '61
Each year I met young people who not only wanted to change the world but believed they could and have gone on to do so. 

Pam Dryden Rogacki '64
I give to Grinnell so that current and future students can have the same kind of experiences I had: small classes with dedicated teachers who inspired a love of lifelong learning. I want them to enjoy the beautiful campus, the wealth of activities, and the residential system that led to lifelong relationships.

Barbara (Hunt) Moore '65
Grinnell attracts, educates, and graduates exceptionally well-rounded and energetic young people who go on to enrich their communities and their chosen fields of endeavor... . I give to Grinnell to help ensure that the stream of amazing graduates can continue... .

W. Ed Senn '79
Grinnell instilled in me the ability to step back and look at both sides of a question, to always rinse a beaker (or anything else, for that matter) three times with water (thank you, Professor Erickson), and to know that "sometimes it is not having the right answer but asking the right question."
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Catherine M. Gillis '80
An amazing 37 years after I first walked across the campus, my bond with Grinnell College is as strong as ever.

Susan Henken Thielen '80
A Grinnell liberal arts education is still the best for preparing young adults to be successful in their personal and professional choices, while inspiring them to perform amazing and unselfish acts of service to society. 
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Lara Szent-Gyorgi '89
The two words that best describe my experience at Grinnell are "confront" and "community." Spending 4 years in a place that encourages people to think about issues and facts and turn them on their head had a huge impact on me.

 

 

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