Alumni News

Alumni Profile: Samuel Sondalle ’11

Samuel Sondalle ’11 credits Ripon College for his success as he progresses through graduate school. He currently is in his third year in the M.D./Ph.D. program at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. Sondalle majored in biology and chemistry at Ripon. During the summer of 2009, after his sophomore year at Ripon, he held an internship… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Jessie Lillis ’13

Chapter 3: A Visit to Ripon and Plans for Grad School [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!] This month will mark six months that I’ve been out… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Elizabeth Brown ’13

Chapter 3: Information Overload – Coping Mechanisms for the Internet age [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!] Do you ever feel like there are simply too many… Continue reading

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Gary Yerkey ’66 tells story of historic civil rights march

The 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march had a tremendous impact on the history of the United States, as well as a direct personal impact on Ripon College. A new book by Gary Yerkey ’66 of Washington, D.C., details his participation in the march along with a small group of other Ripon College students and the Rev. Jerry Thompson, then chaplain… Continue reading

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Alumna cooks up some national exposure

Karen McCoy Tack ’84 of Riverside, Conn., who has written several cupcake- and cake-decorating books available on amazon.com, received national exposure recently when she created a birthday cake for Kathy Lee Gifford’s 60th birthday on the “Today” television show. Karen shows the cake in stages on her blog. A video from the program, showing Tack judging a decorating contest between… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Andrew Spheeris ’49

Alumnus helps bring happiness into the golden years Making every moment of his life count is important for Andrew Spheeris ’49, now living in Sedona, Ariz. He also wants to ensure that other people his age are doing the same. Spheeris, who recently turned 89, has been teaching a course on “Aging Gracefully” at a division of Yavapai College for… Continue reading

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