1971 – Fall ’20 Class Letter
JIM BEISNER ’71
Greetings, Class of 1971!
We are moving toward our 50th year since we graduated from Ripon College. Many successes have happened to us since that special occasion that can be attributed to the education we received so many years ago. Our continued financial support of this vital mission will ensure incoming classes will experience the best quality education possible.
Our 50th class reunion is scheduled during the 2021 Alumni Weekend, which will be June 24-27, 2021. We will be sharing our reunion celebration with the Class of 1970 as their reunion was postponed this year due to COVID-19. The goal is to get as many classmates as possible to return to campus and celebrate our 50 years of success that started at Ripon College. I invite any classmates interested in assisting in the planning of the reunion to contact me. Areas needing assistance include the Memorabilia Room, Service of Remembrance, and our class memory book. I want to invite all of you to consider spending a weekend at Ripon and enjoy some fellowship with your classmates. You will receive more details concerning the reunion events later this year.
LAURENCE B. HUNTING ’71 died March 11, 1979, from a brain tumor. At Ripon, he majored in Latin American Studies and was a member of Beta Sigma Pi fraternity. He traveled and had taught transcendental meditation in Mexico. (Ripon College was recently informed of the death of Laurence hence why this is being shared at this time.)
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 Annual 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. Since this is our reunion year, I urge your consideration to increase this year’s gift in recognition of our 50th reunion and all we have accomplished because of Ripon College.