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Alumni Profile: Oussama El-Hilali ’89

When Oussama El-Hilali ’89 first started at Ripon College, he had no clear idea of his vocational interests. But the timing was right to lead him to the world of technology. “Like most people that first year, I was confused,” he says. But he met an “influential” professor, Kris Peters, associate professor of math and computer science, during her first… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Amy Browender ’13

Chapter 4: Frustration and Hope – A Day in My Life [Editor’s Note: Amy Browender ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, and Jessie Lillis ’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!] The beginning of February marked my fifth full month of… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Joe Truesdale ’07

Self-designed major takes Truesdale ’07 into digital marketing Digital marketing is the focus of Joe Truesdale ’07 of Oshkosh, Wis. He graduated from Ripon College with a self-designed major in mass media management. “The major primarily consisted of courses in business, communication and independent studies with a focus on broadcasting,” he says. As the digital marketing coordinator for Holiday Automotive… Continue reading

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Barbara Laskin ’61 and Canine Pals Love Serving Children

Barbara Laskin ’61 of San Jose, Calif., has had a widely varied career, including 10 years as a reports officer with the State Department in the Middle East; a buyer for Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co.; 13 years as the executive director of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; and her current position as a management analyst with the County… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Amy Browender ’13

Chapter 3: Creating Positive Change [Editor’s Note: Amy Browender ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, and Jessie Lillis ’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!] There have been innumerous surprises, challenges, and small victories in the first few months I’ve spent… Continue reading

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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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