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In this issue: Summer 2022

Anne Harris t her inauguration gathering talking to another woman a
Campus News

The Gift of Gathering

A Message from President Anne F. Harris

John and Jennifer Betts
Campus News

Major Planned Gift Will Support Faculty and Museum of Art

The Betts Faculty Endowment of $12.7 million will focus on interdisciplinary fields and projects that leverage research in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, computer science, and mathematics.

Loyal Terry
Campus News

Truman Scholar

Loyal Terry ’23 has been named a 2022 Truman Scholar. He is one of 58 students to receive the prestigious scholarship worth up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, leadership training, and internship and fellowship opportunities.

Anne Harris, Bernice King, Katherine Stephan Villers, Elaine Marzluff, and Erin Whalen.
Campus News

Honorary Degrees

The Rev. Bernice A. King, Olivia Kuper, Katherine Stephan Villers ’61, and Erin Whalen ’12 received honorary degrees at Commencement 2022.

Rev. Bernice A. King speaking from Grinnell College Commencement stage
Campus News

Honored Speaker

Almost 55 years after civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at a Grinnell Scholars Convocation, Grinnellians welcomed his daughter, the Rev. Bernice A. King, as this year’s Commencement speaker.

Sunset over the Noyce Science Center elbow
Campus News

Top Fulbright College

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has recognized Grinnell as one of the top colleges and universities for students receiving Fulbright awards in 2021–2022. Grinnell’s recent Fulbright grantees are engaging in research, study, and teaching in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, India, Mexico, Spain, Slovak Republic, and Taiwan.

Patrick and Jenny Matson Palsgrove and two children

Paying It Forward

Patrick Palsgrove ’95 and Jenny Matson Palsgrove ’95e have given to Grinnell for 27 consecutive years.

People congregating in a shared space with tables
Alumni Council News

Grinnell is About Connecting with People

Alumni Council Member David Jarvis ’04 offers ways to either stay, or get, connected with Grinnell.

Grinnell College Alumni Award Honorees

Alumni Awards 2022

The Grinnell College Alumni Council selected 13 remarkable Grinnellians to receive Alumni Awards during Alumni Assembly at Reunion.

Ellen de Graffenreid, Germaine Gross, Myrna Y. Hernández
Campus News

New Senior Staff Members

Ellen de Graffenreid, Germaine Gross, and Myrna Y. Hernández appointed to Grinnell College's senior staff.

Dennis Hughes, Martin Minelli, and David Zeiss
Campus News

Honored for Years of Service

Grinnell honored Dennis Hughes, Martin Minelli, and David Zeiss for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus faculty.