GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their careers and communities and embody Grinnell’s mission of life-long learning and service.
James D. Kimball, a 1960 graduate of Grinnell College from Osceola, Iowa, received an Alumni Award. Following is the citation read about Kimball’s accomplishments: “For James D. Kimball, healing and helping others is more than just a nine-to-five job: it is a calling.
Kimball earned a degree in chemistry at Grinnell and went on to earn an M.D. from the University of Iowa. He spent four years in the U.S. Army and was awarded a Bronze Star. He became a doctor at the Clarke County Medical Clinic in Osceola, Iowa, and later was named director of the family practice residency and emergency medicine programs at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines.
Perhaps even more impressive than his career accomplishments are his efforts as a volunteer. He was elected by his peers as the president of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians and has served on the boards of the Iowa Heart Association as well as Children and Families of Iowa. For these efforts and many others, he has received honors including the 2009 Osceola Community Service Award and Iowa State Fair’s Iowan of the Day.
For sharing his remarkable talents and dedication both in his career and in the rest of his life, Grinnell is proud to recognize James D. Kimball.”
Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.