Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

Grinnell College seniors graduating mid-year will be honored in a private campus ceremony on Dec. 5. The 24 mid-year graduates will hear remarks from President Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D.; Paula Smith, vice-president for academic affairs and dean of the college; Beth Halloran, vice-president for development and alumni relations; and Kelly Maynard, assistant professor of history.

Grinnell’s spring commencement is scheduled for May 21, 2012, when Caribbean novelist Jamaica Kincaid will address more than 350 members of the graduating class.

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. Approximately one-third of Grinnell students graduate with degrees in science; one-third with degrees in the humanities; and one-third with degrees in the social sciences. -30-