Social Studies

Student Educational Policy Committee

Student majors within the program elect a Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) every year that assists in the faculty hiring and review process and in planning extracurricular activities, such as visiting lecturers and student colloquia.

2012-13 Members

  • Lilianna Bagnoli '15
  • Catrina Gardner '15
  • Telayna Gordon '15
  • Andrew Klinkenborg '13
  • Pavlo Nikolaidis '14
  • Dana Utroske '13

Teacher Advisory Committee

The Teacher Advisory Committee of local educators meets biannually and reports to the state of Iowa. It enhances the Grinnell College Education Program's communication and cooperation with area schools to provide an excellent pre-service teaching education for Grinnell students, advises faculty on student teaching evaluations, and makes suggestions about enhancing Grinnell’s curriculum. Members serve a two-year term; membership terms are staggered to provide some continuity of membership.

Ninth Semester Education Students Fall 2012

  • Harley Chang, his cooperating teachers are Erika Wieh, Na Pan and Brandon Jensen, Valley West High School, Des Moines
  • Rachael Pederson, her cooperating teacher is Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Settlement High School, Tama
  • Wes Phipps, his cooperating teachers are Liz Hansen and Todd Crites, Grinnell-Newburg High School, Grinnell
  • Anne Ross, her cooperating teacher is Kent Kastendick, Grinnell-Newburg High School, Grinnell

Gilbert DeBartolo Award 2012 Recipient

Gilbert DeBartolo worked with Professor Robert Haveman to write a paper that subsequently was published in the American Economic Review. Gilbert viewed that experience of doing mentored original research as one of the highlights of his Grinnell career. After his untimely death, his family established this award to recognize students who take advantage of similar opportunities to do supervised original research, whose quality we hope is recognized beyond the campus.

Award Recipient

2012: Isaac Garcia Molina

Horn-Theophilus Award 2012 Recipient

The Horn-Theophilus Award was established by the Class of 1951 to recognize and pay tribute to two of its members, Willard Horn and David Theophilus, who died in action as Marine Corps officers during the Korean War. The Class of 1951 honors the service of these two economics majors. It similarly wants to recognize current graduating economics majors who have made service to others a part of their Grinnell College career and who plan to maintain that commitment in the future.

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