Current Ripon News

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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Doss ’57 Featured in Profile

Ulysses Doss ’57 was featured in The Missoulian, a Montana newspaper, in an article about the founding of the University of Montana’s Black Studies Program. Doss graduated from Ripon College with a double major in Psychology and Classics before continuing his education at Boston University and Northwestern University. In 1968, he started the Black Studies Program at the University of… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Amy Browender ’13

Chapter 2: Where I Come From [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!] On September 9th, the temperature in Minneapolis was hovering around 95 degrees, and it was… Continue reading

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Broman ’76 to Present on Rabies Vaccine

Dr. Thomas H. Broman, Ripon College class of 1976, will present “Pasteur’s Rabies Vaccine: Medicine’s Watershed Moment” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in Bear Auditorium, Farr Hall, on the Ripon College campus. Refreshments will precede the talk at 2:15 p.m. Dr. Broman, a Professor in the History of Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was awarded… Continue reading

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