Nikolajs Grinvalds Graduates from Elmira College

Elmira College earned the school recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction

Nikolajas Grinvalds

PARSIPPANY — Nikolajs Grinvalds, of Lake Hiawatha, was among the graduates celebrated at the 164th Elmira College Commencement on Sunday, June 5. The exercises included 180 undergraduate and 29 graduate students. He is a 2105 Graduate of Parsippany High School.

Grinvalds earned a Bachelor of Science.


Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 16 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira’s undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries.

Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a top college, nationally, for student internships. The College is also home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies, one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the U.S., which attracts Twain scholars and educators from around the world for research on the famous literary icon.

Proud of its history and tradition, the College is committed to the ideals of community service, and intellectual and individual growth.