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Deanna L Shorb

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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 faculty.

Where did you attend school?  College(s)?  Degrees?

I attended the Yale Divinity School, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, M. Div; Yale School of Drama, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, C. D. and West Chester State University, West Chester, Pennsylvania, B.A.

What are your main areas of responsibility here at Grinnell College? 

I am involved in Religious & Spiritual Life leadership; Christian leadership; counseling for students, faculty, staff; lifecycle events –weddings, baptisms, funerals/memorial services; advocacy; co-coordinating and advising the Grinnell Advocates Program; supervision of religious life staff.

What do you like to do in your free time?  Hobbies?

I enjoy singing, exercising, refinishing furniture, carpentry and home improvement projects (most).

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-4981


On-Campus Address: 

FL1 S 1233 Park Street
Grinnell, IA