As of December 10, 2013, Grinnell College is proud to introduce the first 35 members of the new Grinnell Careers in Education Professions program. The program, made possible by a generous gift by Charles A. Lewis and Penny Sebring ’64, is intended to encourage bright students from selective institutions to pursue careers in education in order to create lasting educational change. The students admitted to the program average a 3.5 GPA, are involved in a variety of organizations on campus, and share a passion for education. This first cohort also is evenly composed of students in Grinnell’s Teacher Licensure program and students not in the Licensure program but who are interested in other education-related careers such as education policy, counseling, and education research. The students are looking forward to Spring Semester and the official launch of the program.