Brenda Ringwald '67
Brenda Ringwald, Class of 1967, volunteers to support Carleton in many ways. She has served on the Alumni Board, chaired reunion planning committees, worked as a class agent, and has been an Alumni Admissions Volunteer. She received the Outstanding Service Award from the College in 1992.
She became a "Global Citizen" after traveling solo to fifteen countries in ten months in 1993-94. Since then, she has done volunteer projects in Costa Rica, Vietnam, El Salvador and India. Brenda was on the board of directors of the East Meets West Foundation, the largest independent NGO working in Viet Nam, for ten years, retiring in 2009. In 2006, she founded a Global Giving Circle in Phoenix, Arizona which awarded it's first grant to an indigenous weavers' cooperative in Nicaragua.
One of her life's highlights: Singing the Carleton Fight Song with Garrison Keillor after one of his (many) Farewell Tour performances in Los Angeles.
Being a well-educated Carl, she flees Arizona once the temperature registers 100 for three days in a row and spends the summers on Salt Spring Island, in British Columbia.