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.
The recognized alumni include:
• Grace Edmonson Harris, a member of the class of 1954, from Richmond, Va., for overcoming obstacles to excel in the highest levels of academia.
• Allan D. Kellar, a member of the class of 1955, from Lake Elmo, Minn., for his ongoing efforts to engage students, performers, and audiences through music.
• Herbie Hancock, a member of the class of 1960, for his work shaping the distinctly American musical genre of jazz.
• James D. Kimball, a member of the class of 1960, from Osceola, Iowa, for his work as a physician and his volunteer efforts in the state of Iowa.
• Jack C. Doppelt, a member of the class of 1974, from Evanston, Ill., for telling complex and important stories in his work as an investigative journalist.
• Margaret L. Hedstrom, a member of the class of 1975, from Ann Arbor, Mich., for her efforts to preserve the past and present as a noted expert on digital archiving.
• Terry Tisdell Kottman, a member of the class of 1975, from Cedar Falls, Iowa, for her innovative research into play therapy and her ability to encourage those who help counsel children.
• Russ Adams, a member of the class of 1985, from Minneapolis, Minn., for his efforts to make communities more livable, diverse, and environmentally friendly.
• Stephanie K. Hitztaler, a member of the class of 1996, from Ann Arbor, Mich., for her work to raise awareness of and inspire action to protect Russia’s vital natural resources.
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.