“As I began to talk to alumni at Phonathon, I discovered those connections, sandwiched between entreats that I cherish the next four years, in every story I heard over the phone. Every story, though different, explained to me what I am able to do at Grinnell College. I am proud to share the beginning of my story with alumni, parents, and my peers every day. I hope to collaboratively tell my story here, over the next four years and beyond.”
Daniel Kisslinger ’14 comes from the Bronx, NY, and every shift he works is quickly infected with his joyfully boisterous energy. While he has not yet declared a major Daniel is always quick to share his passion for the radio station, KDIC. Daniel has ambitions to become a sports announcer and at Grinnell, even as a first year student, already has the opportunity to announce games for the College. As a former music director and DJ for KDIC I am always pleased to meet students who share a passion for the station that I helped move into its new studio space in the Joe Rosenfield ’29 Center.
In his conversations with alumni Daniel also often talks about the perception that Grinnell College is too liberal. Coming from the East Coast Daniel often says this is the first place where he sat down at a table and had his views challenged, and had to really consider his beliefs, and listening to the wide variety of stories from the students I work with I can understand why. Grinnell may have many liberal students, but it is (and has always been) a place that values multiple perspectives.