Alumni News

Ripon College Makes Princeton Review’s “Best 378 Colleges” List, Other Top 20 Lists

Ripon College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges” produced by The Princeton Review. Ripon was also recognized in the guide as a “Best Midwestern College,” making the guide’s Top 20 lists for “town-gown relations are great” (ranked #5), “lots of race/class interaction” (ranked #17), and “professors… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Nick Araya ’01

Arborist branches out to new sideline of creating bowls Nick Araya ’01 of Inglewood, Calif., feels an emotional attachment to trees. So much so that he has become a certified arborist and is owner of the tree-care company TreeCareLA in Los Angeles. When a recent client, Karine, was faced with the emotional decision to remove her beloved lemon tree to… Continue reading

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Alumni Award Call for Nominations

Plans are already underway for Alumni Weekend 2014 and the Alumni Office is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Citation and Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The deadline for nominations is August 1st, 2013. Nominations will be considered for alumni celebrating reunions next summer, including the classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and all classes… Continue reading

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Amie Kelley Leistikow ’08 on Good Morning America (Video)

Amie Kelley Leistikow ’08 and her family were featured on ABC’s Good Morning America as their family business Kelley Country Creamery was showcased in a segment called Best Ice Cream Ever. GMA received viewer submissions and the creamery made the final list. Amie’s mother started the business in Eden, Wisconsin near Fond du Lac. According to their website, the family’s… Continue reading

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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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