Alumni News

Bennett ’65 to Be Honored at Final Four

Wisconsin Coaching Legend and Ripon College Alumnus Dick Bennett ’65 will be honored with the Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award at the 17th Annual Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast held in conjunction with the NCAA Final Four Tournament in Atlanta on Saturday, April 6. The event is hosted by Athletes in Action and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The presenting… Continue reading

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Messitte to Host Telephone Town Hall

Ripon College President Zach Messitte will host a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. CDT. During the Town Hall event, he will share his vision for Ripon, discuss the Imagine Tomorrow campaign and answer questions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the College. Callers will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about Ripon… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Darren Thies ’07

A lifelong interest in world affairs led Darren Thies ’07 to a career in Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of State. Thies has just wrapped up a two-year tour of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where he served as a diplomat for the U.S. Embassy, working in border security, justice sector reform, counter-narcotics, English training and drug-demand reduction. About the size of… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Michael David ’03

3 down: What is Michael David ’03 up to? Answer: Crossword puzzles! It’s no puzzle why Michael David has accomplished so much. The 2003 Ripon College graduate has varied interests and just doesn’t give up on any of them. Although he got interested in crossword puzzles only three years ago, he has already had three of his own crossword constructions… Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Jim Mendyke ’83

Ripon’s Lasting Impact Jim Mendyke loved the feel of his small high school, so when it came time to look at colleges, his list was made up primarily of small schools. He was also hoping to continue playing basketball, so his goal was to find “a small college with great academics and a chance to participate in sports.” Jim’s father,… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon: Jeremy Johnson ’12

Chapter 9: Camp Rhetoric and Spring Break in Ripon [Editor’s Note: Jeremy Johnson ’12 and Katlyn Lee ’12 are writing monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their own post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] It’s interesting to type this blog from a comfy seat in The Pub at Ripon College. This week… Continue reading

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