1971 – Fall ’19 Class Letter

Jim Beisner 

770-570-7725 / [email protected]


Greetings, Class of 1971! Here’s to another great year! It is hard to believe we were starting our freshman year 52 long years ago just as the Class of 2023 is doing now. Where did the time go? I remember very well my first few weeks of getting acclimated to classes and the campus as if it was just yesterday. Although there is a large time gap between our start and theirs, the quality of education has not changed in all those years. Through the support of our time, talents and treasures, Ripon College has maintained a superb educational experience. The update on current college activities along with honors of graduates and faculty as noted below, continue to show the excellent contribution Ripon makes to the nation and the state of Wisconsin. Speaking of time, we are coming up on our 50th reunion in 2021. More information will be forthcoming plans for our class gift.

RAYMOND ROBINSON ’71 of Key Biscayne, Florida: “Beginning to think of retirement, maybe to part time first, hoping to do some road trips and travels.”

As we look back at our experiences at Ripon, we can all see the benefits we derived from that special time. In some way, the Ripon Fund assisted all of us. It underwrites all aspects of yearly operations, including, but not limited to, laboratory supplies, technological innovations, library resources, faculty support, financial aid and scholarships, athletics, opportunities to study abroad, the arts and facilities. I urge your consideration to increase this year’s gift in recognition of all we have accomplished as a result of Ripon College. If you gave below the Heritage Society level, consider giving at that level. If you give at one of the society levels, think about increasing your gift annually to eventually elevating to the next highest society.