Letter from the Grinnell Quest Liaison
Hey Grinnell Questies!
My name is Megan Konzelman. I am the Quest Liaison for Grinnell College. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and I am so excited for this year! The Class of 2016 includes Grinnell’s first-ever Quest Scholars, so our chapter is just getting started. We’ve got so much to do and learn, but I’m stoked for this first year, because it’s going to be a blast!
Grinnell is such a great school. Its mission as a liberal arts college is to promote “free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas.” That, coupled with Grinnell’s community-oriented service, creates an environment that encourages us while we encourage others. The professors are there for you, and you aren’t going to be swallowed into a sea of faces in a giant lecture hall. That’s what I loved about Grinnell: the size. It may be small, but the benefits are huge.
On that note, I look forward to a great school year and getting to know all of my fellow Scholars! I’m sure there will be plenty of fun events , get-togethers, and probably a few movie nights scattered throughout. You’ll all receive regular emails from me. My hope for this year is that we really develop as a community of Scholars, and help each other get settled at Grinnell.
So here’s to us, the first Questies of Grinnell College. This is going to be great!
Megan Konzelman, Grinnell '16
The Quest Scholars Network chapter at Grinnell is currently run on a volunteer basis. Quest Scholars can offer to help as events come up, and tasks are delegated accordingly. In November 2012, for example, a Scholar organized a Thanksgiving community meal along with another student group for about 150 people. We hope to have our first established leadership team in January 2013, when everyone returns from Christmas break.
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Program Associate, Quest Scholars Network