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In this issue: Summer 2024

Anne Harris
Campus News

Knowledge into Action

A Message from President Anne F. Harris

Shuchi Kapila and  Nicole Eikmeier
Campus News

Endowed Professorships

Two new endowed professors — Shuchi Kapila, professor of English, and Nicole Eikmeier, assistant professor of computer science — were announced last fall.

Maggie Connolly, Lisa Eshun-Wilson, and Mikayla Findlay
Campus News

2023 Wall Service Awards

Four projects — developed by Maggie Connolly ’07, Smita S. ’08, Lisa Eshun-Wilson ’14, and Mikayla Findlay ’16 — were selected for the 2023 awards.

A choir stand at the altar of Herrick Chapel in front of a nearly full audience
Campus News

2024 Alumni Awards

The Grinnell College Alumni Council has selected 13 outstanding Grinnellians to receive 2024 Alumni Awards.

Students in a classroom face a speaker and a chart projected on a screen.
Campus News

Grinnell College National Poll: October 2023

The GCNP partners faculty and students with nationally renowned pollster J. Ann Selzer to probe the political attitudes of the American public.

Angela Onwuachi- Willig ’94
Campus News

Trustee Recognition

Grinnell College Trustee Angela Onwuachi-Willig ’94 was presented with the Michael A. Olivas Award for Outstanding Leadership in Diversity and Mentoring in the Legal Academy by the Association of American Law Schools.

Three colorful circles with a dottetd line through it.

Student Journeys Enriched through Alumni Generosity

The Grinnell experience has been supported by donors for generations. We put together a map showing how a student might be supported through alumni giving and then asked alums who made such gifts to share what inspired them to give.
Vanessa Harris

Vanessa Harris ’76

Harris received the prestigious Leaders for a New Chicago Award last summer for the profound impact that Harris’ organization has made for Chicago’s vast disability community.

left to right: Gary Doernhoefer, Jed Melnick, and Amy Gernon

Gary Doernoefer ’79, Jed Melnick ’94, and Amy Gernon ’94

Three Grinnell alumni, experts in alternative dispute resolution, joined other specialists to offer hands-on training in mediation and conflict resolution skills to students.

On left, Miranda Thomas with a white rat and Regan Reedy with snake on right

Miranda Thomas ’17

Thomas’ externship helped confirm her interest in veterinary medicine. Now she’s returned to the externship program as a mentor.