2012 Grinnell Prize Winners To Be Announced
The 2012 winners of the Grinnell Prize will be announced at the opening Scholars' Convocation on Wed., Sept. 5 at noon in Herrick Chapel. The Prize honors individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. This year's winners were selected from more than 300 nominations from around the globe.
The Call for Nominations for the 2013 Grinnell Prize also opens Sept. 5 and will close on Nov. 5.
The 2012 winners will visit the campus, Nov. 12-16, to participate in the Grinnell Prize Symposium. Through public lectures and interactions with students, they will share their experiences and perspectives in effecting positive and innovative social change. Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, an organization committed to "a sustainable corporate concept of linked prosperity" and an overall mission to "meet human needs and eliminate injustice," will deliver the keynote address.