Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Office of Development and Alumni Relations

The Alumni Association of Grinnell College was established in 1879 with 151 charter members. Today, the College’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, in coordination with the Alumni Council, serves more than 20,000 active class members living across the United States and around the world.  Alumni volunteers — class agents, class fund directors, class committees, regional planning committees, alumni admission representatives, and career development volunteers — all work to support the College. The College provides its alumni with such services as The Grinnell Magazine, coordination of regional activities, promotion of class and affinity reunions, alumni awards, and class letters. The College also offers an online directory to encourage alumni to get in contact with each other.

The Student Alumni Council (SAC) is a student-run group that strives to instill in students a lifelong connection to the College, to facilitate interaction between all Grinnellians, and to raise student awareness about Grinnell’s history and traditions. SAC fosters an atmosphere that guides students in their transition to life after Grinnell, bestowing a sense of pride in their alma mater that will carry over to their chosen careers. To join SAC, send an email to

For more about Alumni Council, SAC, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, visit our website at:

Alumni Council Officers

John (Fritz) Schwaller ‘69, president, and Ryann Haines Cheung ‘93, president-elect.

Alumni Council Members 

Lester Alemán ‘07, Jim Asplund ‘88, Claudia Beckwith ‘77, Cameo Carlson ‘93, Ann Poor Cary ‘81, Ryann Haines Cheung ‘93, Jeetander Dulani ‘98, Deborah Feir ‘68, Debbie Gottschalk ‘90, Graciela Guzmán’11, Phillip Hales ‘02, Brigham Hoegh ‘08, Kelly Clements Hopfer ‘96, Andrea Jackson ‘95, David Jarvis ‘04, G. Christopher Meyer ‘70, Mary Knuth Otto ‘63, Ahsan Rahim ‘11, Robert Ruhl ‘76, Howard Schein ‘66, John (Fritz) Schwaller ‘69, Rhonda Stuart ‘86, Rick Stuck ‘82, Archie Tyson ‘05, Jocelyn Wyatt ‘99.

Alumni Awards, 2018

Peter Kranz ‘63, Deborah Feir ‘68, Catherine Gage ‘73, Barry Huff ‘73, P. Carter Newton ‘77, Douglas Spitz ‘78, Rachel Bly ‘93, Margaret Tandoh ‘93, Kirpal Singh ‘97, Adrienne Enriquez ‘98.

Alumni Senior Awards, 2018

Karnika Arora ‘18 and Zachary Steckel ‘18