Current Ripon News

Student Profile: Matthew Schmidt ‘14

Students gain valuable work experience from internships, and contacts can be made in a variety of ways. For Matthew Schmidt ’14, of Neenah, Wis., the opportunity to intern came in a completely unexpected way – social media. In spring 2012, Schmidt was approached by Oshkosh Corp. on the social networking site LinkedIn. “They came across my profile on LinkedIn (an… Continue reading

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Student Profile: Kaitlyn Welzen ’15

Ripon College Junior Kaitlyn Welzen of Twin Lakes, Wis., took advantage of a spring 2013 off-campus study abroad program at the University of Alicante in Spain. “Seeing another culture, another way of life, will open your eyes,” Welzen says. Welzen is a Spanish and environmental studies double-major with a minor in sociology. She chose Spain for her study-abroad experience so… Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight – Fall 2013 Alumni Board

New Members As the Alumni Board of Directors prepares for its fall meeting during homecoming weekend, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight the newest additions to the alumni board. Elected in March at the spring meeting, the new alumni members will serve three-year terms. If you would like to nominate someone to serve on the Alumni Board, you… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Jessie Lillis ’13

Chapter 2: An Exciting Summer [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!] I’ve always heard that time starts to move faster as you get older, but what no… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Elizabeth Brown ’13

Chapter 2: Settling in at Grad School [Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Brown ’13, Jessie Lillis ’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!] Going to graduate school is just like going back to college in the fall… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: José Miguel Alemán ’78 changes Panama through political activity

José Miguel Alemán ’78 of Panama City, Panama, spent much of his childhood in Washington, D.C., where his father, Roberto Alemán Zubieta, was a leading negotiator for the Robles-Johnson Treaties and later ambassador of Panama to the United States. Alemán earned a degree in politics and government from Ripon College and his juris doctor degree from Tulane University in Louisiana.… Continue reading

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