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Director of Forensic Activities

Name: 

Mark Baechtel

Job Title:

Lecturer and Director of Forensic Activities & Club Sports

Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in... See this person's full profile

Residence Life Coordinator for Haines, Read, and Loose Halls, Academic Advising Counselor
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Manassa, Colorado.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I like working with students and awesome staff!!

Where... See this person's full profile
Call-In Safety & Security Officer
Technical Assistant II

Name:

Denise K. Bennett

Job Title:

Technical Assistant II

Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Grinnell, Iowa.

What do you... See this person's full profile

Campus Safety and Security Officer
Where are you from?

I was born in Texas and grew up in New Orleans.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I enjoy working for Grinnell College because it allows me to meet... See this person's full profile

Safety & Security Officer

Students can come to John:

about a student/faculty/staff member in need of help or aid to report lost or stolen property to report threats and assaults if they feel uncomfortable... See this person's full profile
Administrative Support Assistant

Donna has worked at the college since 2006 and joined the SHACS team in 2010. She manages the front desk and phone and is happy to help you set up your appointments with the nursing and... See this person's full profile

Director of Campus Safety and Security

Responsible for safety and security on campus. You can go to Steve to:

Ask questions about campus safety Ask questions about campus security Report a crime Report suspicious activity... See this person's full profile
Applied Music Associate: Organ, College Organist
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in St. Joseph, Mo.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I love the wonderful students I am privileged to get to know,... See this person's full profile

Receptionist

Name:

Diane Burt

Job Title: 

Receptionist at SHACS

Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up on a farm in Rockwell City, Iowa.

What... See this person's full profile

Residence Life Coordinator
Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Clermont, Iowa.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I am excited to learn more about the student experience here... See this person's full profile

Associate Chaplain and Rabbi

Campus responsibilities as Associate Chaplain and Rabbi:

Campus religious life and social justice awareness Promoting/ facilitating student groups and student religious life... See this person's full profile
Assistant to the Chaplain, Technical Assistant I
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Keokuk Iowa (most southern city in Iowa).

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I like the students, faculty, staff... See this person's full profile

International Student Advisor
Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)

 I grew up in Kirksville, Missouri (another small Midwestern college town not too different from Grinnell) and have also lived in rural... See this person's full profile

Residence Life Coordinator for Langan Hall
Rosenfield Center Receptionist

Students can come to Connie for:

Information/Directions Rental of game room equipment Rosenfield Center first floor supervision Anything they need, or whatever they need to talk or... See this person's full profile
Dean of Students
Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?) 

I'm originally from Glidden, IA, a small farming town in the western part of the state.

What do you like best about Grinnell College? 

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Campus Safety and Security Officer

Bob's role at Grinnell College is to make the college experience the most pleasant by creating the safest atmosphere possible for visitors, staff, and students. Bob believes that at... See this person's full profile

Associate Dean and Director of International Student Affairs
Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)     

I grew up in LeMars, Iowa.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I have dedicated my career to the small, residential,... See this person's full profile

Residence Life & Orientation Technical Assistant II
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I am from Holstein, Iowa.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

The smaller campus provides a true sense of a close knit and... See this person's full profile

Residence Life Coordinator
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I am from Bad Axe, Michigan.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

Of course my favorite part of about Grinnell College are the... See this person's full profile

Staff Nurse

Name: 

Janice Grimes

Job Title: 

Registered Nurse – Student Health and Counseling

Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Westminster... See this person's full profile

Technical Assistant I
Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Iowa Falls, Iowa.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I enjoy building relationships with the students. 

... See this person's full profile
Adjunct Religious Life Leader

Name: 

Becky Heeren

Job Title:

Staff Counselor

Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)               

I grew up in Red Oak, Iowa.  I have lived in... See this person's full profile

Safety & Security Officer

Students can come to Christine: about a student/faculty/staff member in need of help or aid to report lost or stolen property to report threats and assaults if they feel uncomfortable... See this person's full profile

Call-In Safety & Security Officer
Administrative Assistant
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I like working with the students. I enjoy my co-workers... See this person's full profile

Wellness Director, Title IX Deputy for Prevention Assistant, Track & Field Coach
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I am from Schaumburg, IL (suburbs of Chicago). Most of my extended family still lives in that area.

What do you like best about Grinnell... See this person's full profile
Call-In Safety & Security Officer
Psychologist
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I am from various places including Council Bluffs, Iowa; San Bernardino, California; Ferguson Missouri; Des Moines, Iowa.

What do you like... See this person's full profile
Safety & Security Officer
Assistant Director of Security

Name: 

Russell A. Motta              

Job Title: 

Assistant Director of Safety and Security

Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)

I am from El... See this person's full profile

Safety & Security Officer

Students can come to Larry: about a student/faculty/staff member in need of help or aid to report lost or stolen property to report threats and assaults if they feel uncomfortable with... See this person's full profile

Residence Life Coordinator for Younker, Smith, and Houses
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Mason City, Iowa.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I love Grinnell College because the students are so actively... See this person's full profile

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life and Orientation
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I love our campus. It’s visually stunning and has a healthy... See this person's full profile

Director of SHACS Operations

Name: 

Deb Shill                              

Job Title:

Director of Student Health and Counseling Services

Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?) 

... See this person's full profile
Dean of Religious Life
Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in Littlestown, Pennsylvania.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I like the bright and engaging students, staff and... See this person's full profile

Director of Campus Center Operations/Student Activities; Posse Mentor 2012-13 & 2013-14

Michael started working at Grinnell in July 1997. Within the division, he is responsible for advising SGA all-campus events (ACE), security relating to those events (ACE security), SGA... See this person's full profile

International Student and Scholar Advisor
Where are you from?  (Grew up – hometown?) 

I grew up in Brooklyn, Iowa.

What do you like best about Grinnell College? 

I really enjoy the variety of cultural attributes and... See this person's full profile

Email: sudakaj[at]grinnell[dot]edu
Call-In Safety & Security Officer

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