Campaign Videos

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Can You Define CLS? Because It's Redefining Grinnellians

Jaws drop when we talk about the newly structured Center for Careers, Life, and Service. Dedicated to enriching a liberal arts education, we’ve redefined and deepened our services to give students a competitive edge in their future pursuits. Watch the video to learn more from CLS staff members Mark Peltz and Leslie Bleichner, Chuck Lewis LLD ’15, Penny Bender Sebring ’64 and LLD ’15, and our soon to be graduates Ahon Gooptu ’21 and Julia Sloniewsky ’21. View Can You Define CLS? Because It's Redefining Grinnellians.

Finding Your Purpose at Grinnell College

Join Erick Leggans ’05, Allison Wong ’12, Aamir Walton ’15, and faculty as they discuss how lessons from Grinnell continue to impact their everyday lives. View Finding Your Purpose at Grinnell College.

Nino Parker ’07

At our Des Moines Campaign event in October 2019, Nino Parker '07, senior associate director of alumni and donor relations, shared a touching story about the emotional nature of move-in day and the commitment Grinnellians have to each other and the College. View Nino's video.

A Message from Grinnell President Anne F. Harris

Since arriving at Grinnell, President Anne F. Harris has immersed herself in our community, eager to understand what "Being a Grinnellian" really means. Learning about our College has uncovered a tradition of humanity and education of which we are proud, though it has also revealed opportunity for betterment. In this video message, we're excited to share President Harris’s five guiding principles which embody the growing vision for Grinnell College and create a compelling trajectory for our future. View President Harris' video


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The Campaign for Grinnell College Video

Narrated by Peter Coyote ’64

At Grinnell, we will forever remain in the pursuit of greater. View the Campaign Video.

Angela Frimpong ’20

At our Des Moines Campaign event in October 2019, 2020 graduate Angela Frimpong shared with us this story about applying for Grinnell College from Ghana and the incredible opportunities a Grinnell education has given her. View Angela's video.

David Harrison: Professor of French and Arabic

At our Des Moines Campaign event in October 2019, Professor David Harrison shared with us his experiences with Grinnell's commitment to global education and study abroad. View David's video.

Ayyad Jacob ’20

At our Washington, D.C., Campaign event in October 2019, 2020 graduate Ayyad Jacob shared with us a story about his experience with financial aid, moving to campus, and the cross-generational connections a Grinnell education offers. View Ayyad's video.

Sheryl Walter ’78: Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

At our Washington, D.C., Campaign event in October 2019, Board of Trustees Vice Chair Sheryl Walter ’78 shared with us a story about how a Grinnell education gave her the tools to take an inspirational moment and turn it into a lifetime of achievement. View Sheryl's video.

David Maxwell ’66: Chair, Board of Trustees

At our New York City Campaign event in November 2019, Board of Trustees Chair David Maxwell ’66 shared with us a story about how the hands-on academic experience at Grinnell was transformational for his life. View David's video.

Kesho Scott: Associate Professor of Sociology and American Studies

At our New York City Campaign event in November 2019, Associate Professor Kesho Scott shared with us stories that illustrate the vital interplay between academics and activism, and the inspirational aspects of teaching students at Grinnell how to create meaningful impacts on the world through social justice. View Kesho's video.

Mark Peltz: Finkelman Dean for Careers, Life, and Service

At our New York City Campaign event in November 2019, Dean Mark Peltz shared with us his experiences helping classes of Grinnellians prepare for life after Grinnell College as young professionals.View Mark's video.

Michael Kahn ’74: Campaign Chair

At our New York City Campaign event in November 2019, Campaign Chair and Board of Trustees Vice Chair Michael Kahn ’74 shared with us what he loves about Grinnell and his experience hosting interns. View Michael's video