The Executive Council of SAC is made up of 8 positions that serve as the advisory board to the organization and are each in charge of managing its committees. These individuals volunteer 5-7 hours of their time per week to develop fantastic programs and communications geared at creating Grinnellian affinity. The executives are overseen by Mitch Wolff, the Department of Alumni Relations, Assistant Director of Student Programs.
Copresident: Paul Cover ’21
Hello! I’m Paul Cover (he/him/his), and I’m one of the Copresidents for SAC this year. I’m a fourth year Biology major from Columbia, Missouri, and in my free time I like to swim, play music, and tinker with technology. I joined SAC my first year because a friend of mine on the swim team was an executive at the time, and talked me and my roommate Mitch Sevier into joining. SAC immediately hooked me with a blend of alumni interaction, engagement with students and the community, and just all around wholesomeness that I haven’t found anywhere else, and I’ve been a member ever since.
Copresident: Mitch Sevier ’21
Hello! My name is Mitch Sevier (he/him/his), and I’m a fourth-year biology and history double major from Kansas City, Missouri. Something interesting about me is that I’m on the Grinnell Swim and Dive team, and this season I’m one of the captains of the men’s team. This year, I’m one of the Co-Presidents of SAC. I joined SAC to help give back to the wider Grinnell community, both within the college and the town, that has welcomed me in from day one. I love helping to build connections between students and alumni, faculty and staff, and community members.
Student Alumni Connections Chair: Scott Lew ’22
Philanthropy Chair: Nameera Muhammad Dawood ’23
Hi, I’m Nameera (she/her/hers). I’m a second-year Psychology/Computer Science major from Karachi, Pakistan. I decided to attend Grinnell because of the culture on campus and I joined SAC because I am love organizing philanthropy initiatives and events as well as meeting all our awesome alums. When I’m free I love to make chai tea /hot chocolate/ root beer floats and go for long walks while listening to psychology podcasts. I love meeting new people so don’t be shy to introduce yourself.
Print and Publications Chair: Mira Tellegen ’22
Hi, I’m Mira Tellegen (she/her/hers). I’m a third-year Math/Computer Science major from Piedmont, California. Although I grew up in California, my grandparents and uncle own a farm and ranch in Iowa, which is how I ended up visiting Grinnell as a prospie. In my free time, I like to cook and bake, and I’m one of the captains of the Mock Trial team at Grinnell. I also work at ITS, so ask me about your broken computer. I joined SAC to learn more about philanthropy at Grinnell, and to get to meet cool alumni at SAC’s awesome events!
Student Outreach Chair: Maddie Sevier ’23
Hi! My name is Maddie Sevier (she/her) and I am a second-year from Kansas City, MO. I am still undecided, but I am leaning towards majoring in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. I love to bake breads and desserts, and my goal is to finally master French Macarons. This year, I am the Student Outreach Chair for SAC. I joined SAC because I want to contribute to a philanthropic culture on campus and connect students with the broader Grinnell community.
Social Media Chair: Stella Schaefer-Brown ’22
My name is Stella Schaefer-Brown (she/her/hers) and I am a third-year Econ major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I joined Student Alumni council last year because I wanted to connect with Alumni and have more opportunities to give back to the Grinnell community. I am currently the Student Alumni Council Social Media chair. A fun fact about me is that my favorite color is blue and I’m a Griffindor.
DAR Representative: Mitch Wolff
Hello! My name is Mitch Wolff (he/him/his) and I am the Assistant Director of Student Programs for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Originally from Plainfield Illinois, I graduated from the University of Iowa with a double major in Health and Human Physiology and Sport Studies, a minor in Mass Communications, and a certificate in Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication. As a student athlete who benefited from donor support I am passionate about giving back and working with students to create a culture of philanthropy.