Alumni News

Alumni Profile: Hilary Smith ’07

Hilary Smith ’07 serves and contributes through biology When Hilary Smith ’07 of Mishawaka, Ind., started at Ripon College, she was a communications major thinking about going into law. But an “Introduction to Biology” class with Prof. Bob Wallace changed the course of her life. “I constantly had questions, and when I’d go up after class, he’d give me a… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Jessie Lillis ’13

Chapter 1: Changes and New Experiences [Editor’s Note: Jessie Lillis ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, and Amy Browender ’13 are writing alternating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two months since graduation. It seems like just… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Elizabeth Brown ’13

Chapter 1: Opportunities [Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Brown ’13, Jessie Lillis ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, and Amy Browender ’13 are writing alternating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] In the hours after my last final paper was turned in, I came to understand the floating, groundless,… Continue reading

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Messitte Delivers First Lecture at Ripon College

American foreign policy historically has been divided between a mix of idealism and realism, and only an appropriate mix of the two is in the best interests of the United States, says Ripon College President Zach P. Messitte. Messitte helped launch the College’s annual Alumni Weekend as well as the new Summer Heritage Lecture Series on Friday with his first… Continue reading

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Recent graduate’s paper published

Michelle Matter ’13 of Sussex, Wis., has a research paper published in the 2013 issue of the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research. “Beer Commercials: A Contradiction in Communication” was written for a rhetorical criticism class at Ripon College. Matter received a degree in communication. Matter’s paper was among seven student articles selected for the journal.

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Ripon alumna wins writing award

Donna Haubrich Reichle ’59 of Kingston, Tenn., received the Joy Margrave Nonfiction third-place award at the recent annual conference of the Tennessee Mountain Writers (TMW). The award was given for her short story, “Poot Roots in the Closet,” drawing on experiences at a rural cabin and farm that is shared as a second home with her son and his family.… Continue reading

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