Alumni News

Alum’s new book on birding provides narrative in love and risk-taking

A hobby of birding led Bradley McDonald ’88 to publish a new book, Boobies, Peckers and Tits: One Man’s Naked Perspective. McDonald, chief executive officer of the Wapiti Medical Group in Milbank, South Dakota, chronicles his adventures in attempting to spot more bird species while nude than anyone else ever has. “It was quite a project and maybe even what… Continue reading

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Annual grant brings Jewish traditions to campus

The Jewish Chautauqua Society believes that courses about Jewish religion and culture are an important part of helping students achieve and promote a better understanding between Jews and nonJews. This will help diminish discrimination of Jews. So, for the past 20 years, Ripon College has received a financial contribution from the society to help pay a stipend for a rabbi… Continue reading

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Alum, landslide rescue pilot to be featured on PBS Wednesday

Bill Quistorf ’80 of Everett, Washington, will be featured in the “Nova” documentary “Killer Landslides” premiering Wednesday, November 19, on PBS television. The documentary centers around the March 22, 2014, landslide in Oso, Washington. As the chief pilot for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Quistorf directed helicopter rescue operations from the air immediately following the slide and used an infrared… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Sophia Kaounas ’14

Chapter 2: Who Would Have Known… [Editor’s Note: Nathan Held ’14, Sophia Kaounas ’14, and Ariana 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!] Happy Fall, Friends! As the leaves continue to fall and the weather becomes ever more brisk, it is… Continue reading

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Roy and Karsten ’09 Encourage Ex-Offenders to Speak Publicly

Jody Roy, professor of communication and interim vice president and dean of faculty, and Shawn F. Karsten ’09, development associate for major and planned giving, have published Sharing Your Story, Saving their Lives: Public Speaking for Ex-Offenders. Roy’s interest in studying crime and its offenders and ex-offenders began more than 20 years ago.  Over that time, Roy has met and… Continue reading

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Alumni mentoring students at the office

Sixteen Ripon College students will travel to Chicago during Fall Break, Oct. 19-23, as part of the Career Discovery Tour to gain first-hand knowledge of a variety of careers from Ripon College alumni. Access to alumni networking and career opportunities are hallmarks of the student experience at Ripon. The program, made possible thanks to gifts from members of the Alumni… Continue reading

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