Office of Alumni Relations, Annual Fund and Parent Programs 300 Seward Street PO Box 248 Ripon, WI 54971-0248 Phone: (920) 748-8126 Fax: (920) 748-9262 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ripon College Parents
At Ripon College, engaging parents in the educational process is a top priority. Parents are vital companions during their son’s or daughter’s journey toward independence. There are several programs and organizations in place for parents:
Parents’ Advisory Committee
This volunteer-based organization works closely with the Office of Annual Fund, Alumni Relations, and Parent Programs to help provide College information and to prospective and current students and their parents. Additionally, the PAC can bring unresolved issues or concerns to the table.
Parent Programs Office
As part of the Office of the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations, the PPO organizes the activities associated with Family Weekend each fall. They also provide a parent mixer during Summer Orientation, and a reception area and refreshments during Move-In Day. “Parents have every right to be connected and aware of programs and activities,” says Larry Malchow ’77, Director of Development. “They’re as much a member of the Ripon community as any professor, student or alumnus.”
Although there are many opportunities to get involved throughout the year, Summer and Fall Orientation and Family Weekend in particular are wonderful opportunities for current parents to connect with first-year parents and share Ripon College tips and experiences.
Alumni/Parent Online Organization
Parents can also access to the Ripon College Alumni Online community, which is full of useful information for parents including special events and news.
Parents regularly receive an electronic newsletter that reports on important student events, specific campus programs and offices devoted to helping students succeed, and profiles of students and faculty.
Although parent involvement is a crucial part of a student’s success, we believe there must be a balance. Generally, students who choose their own paths with the support and encouragement of their parents benefit the most from their Ripon College experience.