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Commencement News & Updates

  • Ripon College Class of 2021 comes back together for in-person Commencement ceremony - After a year of uncertainty, a cancelled 2020 Commencement ceremony and many adaptations to campus life, the Ripon College Class of 2021 came together Sunday, May 16, with joy, spirit and pride to celebrate at a modified but in-person Commencement ceremony. The theme was “Wisconsin Music: Riffs from the Heartland,”… Read More
  • Guy Henshaw ’68, Susan Siegel Henshaw ’68 receive Medal of Merit - Guy Runals Henshaw ’68 and Susan Siegel Henshaw ’68 of Danville, California, received Ripon College’s Medal of Merit at the Commencement ceremony Sunday. Their commitment to Ripon College spans more than half a century of service and includes Guy’s two decades as a member of the Board of Trustees, their… Read More
  • John Harmon will be Ripon’s honorary degree recipient at Commencement - John Harmon of Winneconne, Wisconsin, a widely acclaimed composer, jazz pianist and music educator, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Ripon College’s 2021 Commencement. While the ceremony is limited to graduates and their families, the event will be streamed live and available to watch at ripon.edu/commencement Harmon's… Read More
  • 2021 Distinguished Educator Award to be presented to Sandra Polcyn - Sandra Polcyn will receive the 2021 Distinguished Educator Award during Ripon College's Commencement. While the ceremony is limited to graduates and their families, the event will be streamed live and available to watch at ripon.edu/commencement Polcyn grew up in Chilton, Wisconsin, and graduated from Lawrence University with a bachelor of… Read More
  • Fond du Lac County Health Department to receive 2021 Founders’ Day Award - The Fond du Lac County Health Department will receive Ripon College’s 2021 Founders’ Day Award at Ripon College’s Commencement May 16. While the ceremony is limited to graduates and their families, the event will be streamed live and available to watch at ripon.edu/commencement The award honors the ideals of those… Read More
  • Maria Dietrich to receive Ripon College’s 2020 Founders’ Day Award - Maria Dietrich, a longtime community arts administrator, will receive the College’s 2020 Founders’ Day Award at Commencement May 16. While the ceremony is limited to graduates and their families, the event will be streamed live and available to watch at ripon.edu/commencement Ripon College was officially founded Jan. 29, 1851. Each… Read More
  • Class of 2020 Commencement Plans - Dear Ripon College Class of 2020,  I am reaching out to you today to provide updates related to the planning for an in-person Commencement. The Commencement Planning Committee has been diligently evaluating all possible options for a safe and in-person experience for the Class of 2020.  At this time, I… Read More
  • Update on Commencement 2021 - Dear Ripon College Class of 2021 and Families,  I am reaching out to you today to provide updates related to the planning for Commencement 2021. The Commencement Planning Committee has been diligently evaluating all possible options for a safe and in-person experience for the Class of 2021.  At this time,… Read More
  • Updates Regarding Commencement 2020 - Dear Class of 2020 Alumni, When I wrote to you and your families in April regarding the postponement of the 2020 Ripon College Commencement, I informed you that we would be able to move forward with the rescheduled October ceremony only if public health authorities and College policies deemed it… Read More
  • Commencement 2020 Update | April 10, 2020 - Dear Class of 2020, A month ago I could not have imagined writing this letter to you about postponing the 2020 Ripon College Commencement. As I said earlier, we are going to do everything possible to have an in-person Commencement to celebrate your graduation from Ripon. After consulting with the… Read More
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