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Brenda L Strong

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 perspectives that I am exposed to.  The students teach me so much.  It is amazing to work with such bright students from all over the world.            

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

I have a B.S. degree in Business Management from Iowa State University. 

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

I serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for SEVIS compliance.  I maintain our SEVIS records, help students process off-campus employment applications, and serve as a resource for advice about campus policies, procedures, and opportunities.

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

I enjoy spending time with my family, attending sporting events, playing games and camping.  

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-3703

On-Campus Address: 

310-M Joe Rosenfield `25 Center
Grinnell, IA

Education / Degrees: 

BA, Business Management, Iowa State University