Student News

Quality of educational experience can come down to just one word

  Jody Roy, professor of communication and interim vice president and dean of faculty, spoke at Matriculation Convocation Aug. 23 and urged new students and their families to look for an opportunity in everything they do. A transcript of Dean Roy’s address follows: “Thank you all for taking time out of your busy day to be here. I know you… Continue reading

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Winery internship gives student a spirited summer

A summer internship at the local Vines & Rushes Winery is allowing Ripon College student Kamelle Van Der Leest ’15 to see firsthand how a young, small business operates. Van Der Leest is majoring in business management and sports management, with a minor in socially responsible leadership. Her internship was made by the Career Ready Internship Initiative grant program developed… Continue reading

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Ripon College receives grant to fund new paid internship opportunities

The Center for Social Responsibility at Ripon College has again received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant of up to $150,000 through Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. This is the second consecutive year Ripon College has received this grant. With this funding, the College is placing juniors and seniors with demonstrated financial need into over 90 paid internships at… Continue reading

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Life At Ripon – Rachel Detrie ’15

Chapter 1: The Beginning of a New Journey [Editor’s Note: Rachel Detrie ’15, Clarence Sanon ’15 , and Kaitlyn Welzen ’15 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their senior year experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life At Ripon!] My name is Rachel Detrie, and after three eventful years, I am finally beginning… Continue reading

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Classics field school in Greece helps student learn real-world lessons

For the third time in four years, a student nominated by the Ripon College Classics program received a scholarship for the four-week summer archaeological field school in Kenchreai, Greece. This was no easy feat. Melissa Velpel ’16, an anthropology and classical studies double-major at Ripon College, earned a full scholarship and air travel stipend from Sunoikisis, a national consortium of… Continue reading

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Crabs, Crocodiles and an Egg Hunt in Costa Rica

Cory Roeber ’15, a Sociology and Economics double major, wrote us from Costa Rica where he took “Exploring Sustainability and Development in Costa Rica” with professors Diane Beres and Soren Hauge. As our trip begins to wind down we only had a couple stops left in our itinerary. While in La Ensenada we embarked on one of the more exciting… Continue reading

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