Go Forth Grinnellian

2019 Commenement

"Given that you are independent thinkers, I won’t be giving you any all-encompassing advice, no homilies, or ancient Chinese wisdom. Instead I am going to do what writers do best, and that is to talk about myself."  Amy Tan, novelist

See video of Amy Tan's address as well as speeches by the other honorary degree recipients and President Raynard S. Kington. 

student fixing another student's cap

graduate hugging another graduate

students sitting on the Grinnell College sign

two students standing clapping

students laughing

student carrying his diploma

student smiling

President Kington placing medal on student

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