“There are many times, no one is there but you. It’s just like Truman said, ‘The buck stops here.’…. And, you know, sometimes that’s something you have to reflect on. And when you do? ‘Oh.’ A light!”– Mrs. Edith Renfrow Smith, August 2021
These are the eyes of Mrs. Edith Renfrow Smith. Graduated in 1937, she is Grinnell College’s first Black alumna. At an energetic and engaged 109, Mrs. Smith is also the College’s oldest living graduate. She has lived long, well, and proudly as a Grinnellian.