2012 Alumni Award Winner
In rural areas, good doctors are often more than just healers; they are pillars of the community. Jacque “Jack” L. Reynolds ’68 has transcended his role as a local physician through his commitment to making positive and long-lasting changes both locally and worldwide.
After earning a degree in history at Grinnell, he spent two years volunteering for the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. He went on to earn a D.O. from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 1977, he began practicing medicine in and around El Dorado Springs, Mo. For more than 30 years, he served a wide range of patients as an osteopath and family practice physician. In his spare time, he traveled with a church group on mission trips to Nicaragua to provide medical services.
Reynolds has also been active in his community. He created a scholarship to help students who want to attend vocational school. He is a founder of the El Dorado Springs Community Foundation, a public charity that provides for cultural and social community needs. He is also president of his area’s Rotary Club and supports fine arts and music programs in local schools. In 2008, in recognition of his work and volunteer service, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Joplin Business Journal.
Grinnell is proud to honor Jacque “Jack” L. Reynolds ’68 for his many contributions in medicine and beyond.