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Meet the Staff

Beyond polite invitations.

We know the college application process can feel overwhelming. Above all, it’s about finding the school that’s the right fit for you, and it looks like you’re wondering if Grinnell might just be the place. That’s why our admission staff is devoted to making the whole process as straightforward, transparent, and helpful as possible. If you’re meant to be a Grinnellian, we’re here to provide the resources and guidance to make that happen. Ready? So are we.

Joe Bagnoli

Joseph Bagnoli, Jr.
Vice President for Enrollment, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid


Campus Phone: 641-269-3600

Brad Lindberg

Brad Lindberg
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment


Campus Phone: 641-269-3600

Sarah Fischer

Sarah Fischer
Director of Admission


Campus Phone: 641-269-4397

Territory: Missouri (excluding Kansas City), Texas (Austin and San Antonio)

Patty Amador-Lacson

Patty Amador-Lacson
Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment


Campus Phone: 641-269-3611

Territory: California (Southern), Delaware, District Of Columbia, Louisiana, Virginia, West Virginia

Rachel Arsenault

Rachel D. Arseneault ’10
Senior Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Campus Visits and Events


Campus Phone: 641-269-3003

Territory: Oregon

Ben Bousquet

Benjamin Bousquet
Admission Counselor


Territory: Chicago (Evanston, Skokie, North and Northwest Suburbs), Connecticut, Kansas (including Kansas City), New York (excluding New York City), Vermont

Jon Edwards

Jonathan C. Edwards 
Senior Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of International Recruitment


Campus Phone: 641-269-3614

Territory: International

Tina Elfenbein

Tina Elfenbein
Associate Director of Admission


Campus Phone: 641-269-3612

Territory: California (Northern), Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York City, Rhode Island

Pieter Hansen

Pieter Hansen ’19
Admission Counselor


Campus Phone: 641-269-3682

Territory: Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina

Grace Lloyd

Grace Lloyd ’16
Senior Assistant Director of Admission


Campus Phone: 641-269-3619

Territory: International (Asia, focusing on China and India), Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.

Christian Morris

Christian Morris ’18
Admission Counselor


Campus Phone: 641-269-3031

Territory: Alabama, Arkansas, Chicago (City of Chicago, South, and Southwest suburbs), Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee

Emma O'Polka

Emma O'Polka ’12
Admission Counselor


Campus Phone: 641-269-4301

Territory: Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas (excluding San Antonio and Austin), Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming. 


Katherine Tucker

Katherine Tucker ’16
Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Transfer Admission


Campus Phone: 641-269-3605

Territory: Homeschool students, Chicago (Western suburbs), Illinois (outside of Chicagoland), Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire

Sarah White

Sarah M. White
Senior Associate Director of Admission


Campus Phone: 641-269-3616

Territory: Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington

Nicole Armstead

Nikki Armstead
Admission Data and Operations Administrator


Campus Phone: 641-269-3610

Scott Baumler

Scott Baumler
Enrollment Systems Analyst


Campus Phone: 641-269-3622

Tim Butterfield

Timothy H. Butterfield
Admission Marketing Specialist


Campus Phone: 641-269-3600

Melinda Drees

Melinda J. Drees
Technical Assistant


Campus Phone: 641-269-3607

Jana Pelham

Jana Pelham
Administrative Support Assistant


Campus Phone: 641-269-3600

Eric Sickler

Eric Sickler
Admission Marketing Strategist


Campus Phone: 641-269-3377

Kelly Terlouw

Kelly Terlouw
Technical Assistant


Campus Phone: 641-269-3620


Channel Turbides

Channel Turbides `17
Multicultural Program Specialist 


Campus Phone: 641-269-9318


Financial Aid

Megan Jones

Megan Jones

Financial Aid Counselor

Campus Phone: 641-269-4227
Rita Milner

Rita Milner
Financial Aid Assistant


Campus Phone: 641-269-3250

Revae Nelson

Revae Nelson
Associate Director of Financial Aid


Campus Phone: 641-269-3250

Mary Phipps

Mary Phipps
Data and Process Specialist


Campus Phone: 641-269-3608


Pam Sittig

Pam Sittig
Director of Financial Aid


Campus Phone: 641-269-3250

Gretchen Zimmerman

Gretchen Zimmermann
Associate Director of Financial Aid and Stewardship


Campus Phone: 641-269-3250

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