Alumni Profiles

Last summer Grinnell students Evelynn Coffie ’24 and Amani Alqasi ’25 interned at the Black History Research Collective. Kari Bassett ’98 formed the the organization, which is committed to identifying Black churches that might be eligible for historic recognition.

Sarah Beisner ’22 is the first recipient of the Celina Karp Biniaz ’52 Model of Resilience Award, established by Celina Karp Biniaz ’52 who as a Holocaust survivor possessed a great deal of resilience.

A popular professor, researcher, and administrator at Yale University, Melinda Pettigrew ’92 says much of her focus was influenced by her time at Grinnell.

New members of the Grinnell College Athletic Hall of Fame joined Athletics Director Andy Hamilton ’85 after their public induction ceremony on Sept. 3, which took place during the 2022 Fall Athletics Weekend.

After 7 years and 300 episodes of Airgo on Chicago’s WHPK radio station, Damon Williams ’14 and Daniel Kisslinger ’14 continue to create a living dialogue-based archive of Chicago’s creative communities and social movements.

For Sam Harris ’58, watching the Russians attack Ukraine took him back to September 1939 when Nazi planes ripped apart his Polish village, changing his life forever. He was just 4 years old.

Darrell Scott ’87 never dreamed that he’d be a basketball coach. Armed with a chemistry degree and a desire to teach, he figured his hoops days were behind him.

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

Gray knows the importance of positive affirmations. The increased cultural polarization they have witnessed in the world lately motivated them to create a unique way to connect with Grinnell’s LGBTQIA+ students to let them know they are supported well beyond the boundaries of the College’s campus.

As the daughter of a Korean mother and African American father, Sim Wimbush ’08 enjoyed the best of two cultural and culinary worlds.