As Ripon College took a reinvigorated step forward during fiscal year 2012, several areas of campus received physical upgrades and renovations — giving a fresh look and functionality to highly active areas.
New carpeting and furnishings create a more comfortable and attractive look to the North and West reading rooms in Lane Library, as well as an inviting entry. The library improvements were funded by donor gifts.
An investment of more than $1 million by Sodexo, Ripon’s food service partner, funded significant improvements and updates to the dining area in Pickard Commons. There are updated food preparation equipment, new dining furnishings, more stream-lined food pickup areas, and separate food stations for salad bar, sandwiches, desserts and made-to-order specials of the day.
Also within Pickard Commons, the Dahm Heritage Room, Presidents Dining Room and the hallway between them were upgraded with a mix of College funds and unrestricted estate funds given to Ripon. The small dining/meeting areas were extensively upgraded with new furnishings, wall and window treatments, lighting, carpeting and ceilings.
Several other campus buildings also received attention:
- New carpeting within the student residences.
- A new roof on the Collaborative Learning Center.
- Remodeled coaches’ offices in Storzer Center.
- New asphalt in the parking area between Rodman Center for the Arts and Storzer.
To learn more about Ripon College’s future improvements and the Imagine Tomorrow capital campaign, visit the Imagine Tomorrow site.