Current Ripon News

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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Alumni Profile: Communication Alum Finds His Mark in Reality TV

Grayson Brooke ’05 of Monrovia, Calif., was hooked on film from early on. “I’ve always loved film since I was a small child,” Brooke says. “I think the catalyst was after I walked out of the film ‘Jurassic Park’ in the summer of 1993, having never seen anything like what I had just watched on screen before. I realized at… Continue reading

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Alumni News: Cheryl Rofer ’63 Op-Ed

Ripon College alumna Cheryl Rofer ’63 had an opinion piece published in the February 27th edition of Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper. In her editorial, “Is Iran building a bomb? A nuclear scientist says we need to look closer,” Rofer examines the evidence available to the general public regarding Iran’s facilities and its ability to produce nuclear weapons. Rofer, who… Continue reading

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