Spring 2023


In this Issue

On his remarkable legacy as a Grinnellian.
An enduring testament to an amazing Grinnellian.
The College and the town share more than just a name.

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.

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.

A Message from President Anne F. Harris

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.

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.

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.

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.