Alumni News

Alum Flies High in Golden Years at EAA

At the age of 85, Jim Thayer ’54 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, still is flying high with life. For the past 18 years, he has been a docent at the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, greeting visitors from around the world and giving tours among the 200 historic aircraft on view. The week of July 28 will be… Continue reading

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Alumna brings creative experiences to the public

Opening a new business in Madison, Wisconsin, is a dream come true for Amy Meitzel ’91. Meitzel, who majored in art at Ripon College, taught for 20 years in the Madison and Janesville, Wisconsin, school districts. But she always had the dream of opening her own arts business and offering experiences to all ages of the general public. On May… Continue reading

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Life At Ripon – Kaitlyn Welzen ’15

Chapter 1: Who I Am Now [Editor’s Note: Kaitlyn Welzen ’15, Rachel Detrie ’15, and Clarence Sanon ’15 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their senior year experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life At Ripon!] My name is Kaitlyn Welzen, and I am a Spanish and Environmental Studies double-major with a sociology… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Nathan Held ’14

Chapter 1: The Beginning of a New Journey [Editor’s Note: Nathan Held ’14, Sophia Kaounas ’14, and Adam Myers ’14 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] T. S. Elliot wrote once, in one of his many weirdly melancholic poems, that the way… Continue reading

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Ripon College Honors Four Alumni

Ripon College honored four of its alumni during a ceremony Friday, June 27. The event was among Alumni Weekend activities at the College. Jacqueline M. Vieceli, class of 1974, received the Distinguished Alumni Citation. She brings the views of philosophers from throughout history to the forefront of current dialog. Since 2006, she has been director of the Kessel Peace Institute… Continue reading

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Anderson ’10 Earns Ecological Award

Sarah Anderson ’10 , currently a Ph.D. student at Washington State University, was one of five students in the United States to earn an Ecological Society of America (ESA) Graduate Policy Award. This award allowed Anderson and her fellow award-winners to participate in policy training at the Ecological Society of America’s Washington DC office. Anderson was previously awarded a policy… Continue reading

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