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Military Leadership

Overview

The U.S. Army and Ripon College offer Army ROTC courses that can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Excellent opportunities, benefits and a variety of careers in the military service are available as a commissioned officer. Students also may apply for graduate study and professional studies such as law, medicine or dentistry prior to commissioning. Qualified cadets in the military science program may compete for ROTC scholarships which, in addition to a subsistence allowance, cover the full cost of tuition, books and fees. Consult the Department of Military Science for further information.

ROTC provides continuous development of leadership, time management and decision-making skills along with programs to refine abilities in public speaking, management, evaluation criteria, and behavior and ethics. You’ll need all of these skills to be successful, whether you are a student, involved in civic affairs, or serve as a commissioned officer. Army ROTC provides the fundamentals to deal with the problems in any work environment.

Military Leadership Minor

Ripon College offers a military leadership minor, available to all students enrolled at Ripon. It consists of military science classes, history, politics and government, foreign languages and culture courses, and other requirements pertinent to military affairs.

Advising

Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.

As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty advisor based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty advisor throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. Staff in the Office of Constituent Engagement and Career Services help to match your interests to concrete goals and construct a plan for success, offering support through three stages of career development – planning, exploration and search. Student Support Services provides tutoring and additional academic and skill development, as well as tools to help with note-taking, exam preparation, goal-setting and time management. Mentors in the Collaborative Learning Center provide in-depth, one-on-one or group mentoring for students about class projects and college-level writing, and can share problem-solving strategies to overcome academic obstacles.

Advising at Ripon.

Faculty

Amy Rachuba

Amy Rachuba

Assistant Librarian, Resource Services

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Andrea Young

Andrea N. Young

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

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Andrew Prellwitz

Andrew Prellwitz

Chair of the Library, Adjunct Instructor of German, Associate Librarian, User Services

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Ann Pleiss Morris

Ann Pleiss Morris

Assistant Professor of English, Chair of English Department

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Anton Bobkov

Visiting Instructor of Mathematical Sciences

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Barbara McGowan

Barbara McGowan

Professor of History, Delmar D. Wensink Professor of Political Economy

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Barbara Sisson

Barbara Sisson

Assistant Professor of Biology, Chair of Health Professions Advising Committee

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Brett Barwick

Associate Professor of Physics, Harrison E. Farnsworth 1918 Chair in Physics

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Brian Azinger

Brian Azinger

Head Athletic Trainer

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Brian Bockelman

Brian Bockelman

Associate Professor of History, Chair of History Department

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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Professor of Religion, Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics and Values, Chair of Religion Department

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Katie Astrauskas

Catherine “Katie” Astrauskas

Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Athletic Administrator, Head Coach of Volleyball

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Charles Stephan

Charles Stephan

Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Christina Othon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

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Colleen Byron

Colleen Byron

Professor of Chemistry, Chair of Chemistry Department, L. Leone Oyster '19 Chair in Chemistry

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David Brusin

David Brusin, rabbi

Adjunct Professor of Religion

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David Goodspeed

Adjunct Instructor of Biology

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David Sakrison

David Sakrison

Adjunct Instructor of Business Management

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David W. Scott

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

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Dawn Betler

Adjunct Instructor of Educational Studies

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Dean Katahira

Dean Katahira

Professor of Chemistry

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Diane Mockridge

Professor of History

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Dominique Poncelet
Douglas Jorgensen

Douglas Jorgensen

Adjunct Professor of Business Management

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Ed Wingenbach

Vice President, Dean of Faculty, Professor of Politics and Government

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Eddie R. Lowry, Jr.

Eddie Lowry Jr.

Professor of Greek, Professor of Latin, Marie Zarwell Uihlein Chair in Classical Studies

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Molly Margaretten

Emily “Molly” Margaretten

Associate Professor of Anthropology

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Fan Zhang

Assistant Professor of Business Management

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Gary Young

Visiting Instructor of Psychology

Geoff Guevara-Geer

Geoff Guevara-Geer

Associate Professor of Spanish

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Skip Wittler

George “Skip” Wittler

Professor of Biology, William Harley Barber Distinguished Professor, Director of Ceresco Conservancy

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Henrik Schatzinger

Associate Professor of Politics and Government, Chair of Politics and Government Department

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Ian Stepleton

Adjunct Instructor

Jackie Clark

Jacqueline Clark

Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology Department

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Jason Carbaugh

Visiting Professor of Biology

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Jeanne Rigden

Jean Rigden

Visiting Instructor of Educational Studies, Coordinator of Assessment, DPI Liaison

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Jean-Blaise Samou

Jean-Blaise Samou

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

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Jeanne Williams

Jeanne Williams

Professor of Educational Studies, Chair of Educational Studies

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Jennifer Johnson

Visiting Professor of Psychology

Jeremy Eaton

Assistant Professor of Military Science, Sergeant First Class

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Jody Roy

Jody Roy

Professor of Communication, The Victor and Carrie Palmer Endowed Chair for Leadership Values

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Joe Hatcher

Joe Hatcher

Professor of Psychology

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John Dalziel

Associate Professor of Theatre, Chair of Theatre Department

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John Hughes

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

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Joseph Scanlon

Joseph Scanlon

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Julia Meyers-Manor

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

Athletic Director

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Karlyn Schumacher

Visiting Librarian, Access Services

Katherine Moody

Assistant Librarian, Access Services

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Olsen

Katrina Olsen

Adjunct Professor of Biology

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Kenneth Hill

Professor of Theatre

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Krista-Lee Malone

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology

Kristine Kovack-Lesh

Kristine Kovack-Lesh

Associate Professor of Psychology, Chair of Psychology Department

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Kurt Dietrich

Kurt Dietrich

Professor of Music, Barbara Baldwin De Frees Chair in the Performing Arts, Chair of the Music Department

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Lamont Colucci

Associate Professor of Politics and Government

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Lindsay Blumer

Lindsay Blumer

Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development and Instructor of Business Management

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Lorna Sopcak

Lorna Sopcak

Professor of German, Chair of German Department, Director of the Bonn Program

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Marc Eaton

Marc Eaton

Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Margaret Carne

Special Assistant to the President, Liaison to the Board of Trustees

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Maria Dietrich

Maria Dietrich

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Executive Director at Thrasher Opera House

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Mark Cole

Associate Professor of Exercise Science

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Mark Kainz

Mark Kainz

Professor of Biology, Director of Catalyst Curriculum

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Mary Seaman

Visiting Instructor of Biology

Mary Unger

Mary Unger

Assistant Professor of English

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Matthew Knoester

Associate Professor of Educational Studies

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Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Guitar

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McKenzie Lamb

McKenzie Lamb

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

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Megan Gannon

Megan Gannon

Assistant Professor of English

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Meghan Hilker

Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Melissa Huempfner

Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Memuna Khan

Memuna Khan

Associate Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology Department

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Michael Lund Ziegler

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Michael Mahoney

Michael Mahoney

Associate Professor of Global Studies

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Mishan Han

Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Mollie Oblinger

Mollie Oblinger

Associate Professor of Art, Chair of Art Department

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Nathan Birkholz

Adjunct Professor of Music, Piano Lessons

Nicholas Eastman

Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

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Patrick Willoughby

Patrick Willoughby

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Paul Jeffries

Paul Jeffries

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of Philosophy Department, Coordinator of First-Year Studies Program

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Paul Shoofs

Paul Schoofs

Professor of Economics, Patricia Parker Francis Professor of Economics, Director of Business Management

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Peter Sensenbrenner

Adjunct Professor of Business Management

Rafael Francisco Salas

Associate Professor of Art

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Rebecca Matzke

Rebecca Berens Matzke

Associate Professor of History

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Rick Coles

Professor of Exercise Science, Chair of Exercise Science Department, Assistant Coach of Football

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Robert Amsden

Robert Amsden

Professor of Theatre, Doreen '73 and David Chemerow Chair in Theatre

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Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace

Professor of Biology, The Patricia and Philip McCullough 1969 Professor in Biology

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Robin Woods

Robin Woods

Professor of English

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Ron Ernst

Ronald Ernst

Professor of Exercise Science, Head Coach of Football, Assistant Athletic Director

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Sandra Polcyn

Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Sarah Desotell

Sarah Desotell

Adjunct Professor of Physics

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Sarah Frohardt-Lane

Sarah Frohardt-Lane

Assistant Professor of History

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Sarah Mahler Kraaz

Sarah Mahler Kraaz

Professor of Music, College Organist

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Soren Hauge

Soren Hauge

John Barlow Murray ’37 and Nellie Weiss Murray ’37 Professor in Economics, Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator

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Steve Martin

Steven Martin

Associate Professor of Communication, Chair of Communication Department, Pieper Family Chair of Servant Leadership

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Steven Miller

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Steven Sorenson

Adjunct Professor of Politics and Government

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Steven Stellmacher

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science

Susan Hill

Susan McDaniel Hill

Costume Designer and Shop Supervisor

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Tom Keuler

Thomas Keuler

Instructor of Business Management, CPA

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Tom Truesdell

Thomas Truesdell

Visiting Professor of English, Coordinator of Collaborative Learning Center

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Timothy Reed

Timothy Reed

Associate Professor of Spanish, Chair of the Foreign Languages and Cultures Department

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Todd Truesdale

Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Tom Hamami

Assistant Professor of Business Management

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Touorizou Herve Some

Touorizou Hervé Somé

Associate Professor of Educational Studies

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Travis Nygard

Travis Nygard

Associate Professor of Art

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William Nelson

Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Zach Messitte

Zach Messitte

President, Professor of Politics and Government

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Off-Campus Study

Whether you choose a program that is international or domestic, it is an experience bound to change your view of the world. Click to learn more about Off- Campus Study and Liberal Arts In Focus at Ripon College.

Financial aid continues for students who choose to participate in an approved study-abroad program, minimizing additional expenses.

ROTC Leader’s Training Course

A student who does not complete the basic ROTC courses (normally taken in the first-year and sophomore years) may enter the military science program in the junior year by completing 28 days of leadership development instruction in the Leader Development Course (LDC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Participants receive military pay and travel allowances.

Qualified students generally are offered a two-year ROTC scholarship covering full tuition, room and board, and book expenses upon completion of LTC. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Military Science.

Length of program: Please consult with the Department of Military Science regarding eligibility, credits and the application deadline.

Unique Opportunities

Ripon College ROTC Incentive

Army ROTC scholarships are offered for four, three and two years. The four-year scholarships are awarded based on merit to U.S. citizens who enter college as freshmen. The three- and two-year scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled at a university or college offering the ROTC program. There also are scholarships solely for personnel currently enlisted in the National Guard or Reserves. Ripon College also offers a scholarship for those expressing interest in ROTC.

  • Tuition: $25,170
    • Army ROTC Scholarship pays $25,170
    • Student/Family pays $0
  • Room/Board $7,290 ($3,790/$3,480)
    • Ripon College Graham ROTC Scholarship pays $7,270
    • Books: Army ROTC Scholarship pays $1,200 regardless of actual cost
    • Student/Family pays $0
  • Activity Fees: $275
    • Student/Family Pays $275
  • Monthly Cost of Living Stipend Direct to Student (non-taxable)
    • Freshman $300, Sophomore $350, Junior $450, Senior $500
  • Total Cost to Student/Family Per Year: $275

A $5,000 ROTC Enhancement Grant ($2,500 per semester) is available to first-year students enrolled in Military Science 151 and 152. This gives first-year students the opportunity to experience ROTC without obligation prior to applying for scholarships.  Application deadline is February.

Scholarship Qualifications and Requirements

To qualify for a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America. Non-citizens are ineligible for scholarship benefits.
  • Be at least 17 years old before the scholarship becomes effective.
  • Take either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) no later than November of the year you apply for the scholarship.
  • Have good high school grades.
  • Participate in leadership, extracurricular and athletic activities. (Students who hold part-time jobs and do not have time to participate in extracurricular activities will be given substitute credit in these areas based upon the number of hours per week.)
  • Meet required physical standards.

How can I apply for a ROTC scholarship?

To apply for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account.  After you create an account, you will be sent to the Log In page.  Use your newly created account information and select the option “ROTC 4-Year Scholarship Application” radio button.  This will direct you straight to the online scholarship application.

Initial Application Deadline is Jan. 10.  All updates are required to be postmarked by Feb. 28.  If you submit an application via the Web, do not submit a hard copy application as well!

For further information, call the Ripon College Army ROTC Department at 920-748-8168 or 920-748-8188.

Apply online at the ROTC Scholarship Application on the Web.