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In this issue: Spring 2023

Walking on Mac Field
Campus News

Go Forth Grinnellian

A Message from President Anne F. Harris

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Campus News

Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Grinnellians are celebrating the $116,000 renewal of a grant that supports the College’s Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program. The renewal helps Grinnell support students with stipends, travel and research funding, faculty mentoring, and other assistance.

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Campus News

Venice Film Festival Premiere

Professor Craig Quintero’s film “All That Remains” premiered at the 79th Venice Film Festival in September 2022. A single audience member views the surreal, 360-degree immersive film through an Oculus headset, intensifying the sensation of being fully immersed in the virtual world.

Five people standing in a line look at the camera
Campus News

International Student Award Established

A new award honoring Nancy Schmulbach Maly’s ’61 extraordinary legacy of leadership and service to the international student community will recognize international students or U.S. global “nomad students.”

Ham Serunjogi ’16
Campus News

Forbes Recognition

Ham Serunjogi ’16, Grinnell trustee and CEO of Chipper Cash, was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in finance for 2023. Chipper Cash is widely considered one of the most valuable startups in Africa, with a valuation of more than $2 billion.

Betsy Wolcott wearing a colorful blue jacket stands outside a red building

Gift Paves Way for Students to Audition Career Aspirations

The Betsy Wolcott ’75 Fund for Social Change and Career Exploration has awarded grants to 17 students over the past three summers, providing funding to students interning in ovarian cancer research, graphic design, and interfaith sustainable development, among other fields.

Kathryn Railsback, Kimberly L. King-Jupiter, Mamata Pokharel, and Raji Manjari Pokhrel
Campus News

2022 Wall Service Awards

Kathryn Railsback ’80, Kimberly L. King-Jupiter ’87, Mamata Pokharel ’07, and Raji Manjari Pokhrel ’08 were selected for 2022 Joseph F. Wall ’41 Alumni Service Awards.

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Campus News

2023 Alumni Awards

2023 Alumni Awards recipients, individuals who embody the College’s mission of lifetime learning and service, will be celebrated at Reunion 2023,

Marlú Abarca

Marlú Abarca ’14

On Oct. 15, the final day of Latino Heritage Month, Abarca was inducted into the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame and received the Iowa LGBTQIA Leadership Award for outstanding and significant cultural, political, social, and economic contributions to the state.

Ed Fry and Jeff Greenberg
Campus News

Ed Fry ’79 and Jeff Greenberg ’80

Hands and hearts and a specific and rather unique Grinnell connection in the Indianapolis medical community. Hand surgeon Jeff Greenberg ’80 and cardiologist Ed Fry ’79 began a parallel journey during their Grinnell years that continues to this day.

six people in swimsuits and Grinnell swimcaps standing in shallow water with the lake visible in the background
Back Talk

We Came, We Swam, We Conquered.

What do the Adirondacks, a poem by Yeats, and six members of the Grinnell College men’s and women’s swim team of the late 1970s, have in common?

White text on red background: Grinnell College Reunion 2023
Campus News

The Secret History of Grinnell Memory Books

The Grinnell Memory Book's sole purpose is to compile the memories of alums in words and pictures, to capture the experience of an entire 50th Reunion class. David Hechler ’72 explains.