1971-Spring ’19 Class Letter

Class Agent:

Jim Beisner


[email protected]

Spring 2019


Greetings, Class of 1971


It is hard to believe another school year has about passed by. We are moving toward our 50th class reunion in the next couple of years and one has to wonder where the time has gone. One thing I do know is Ripon is still providing the same quality education we experienced so many years ago. Our continued financial support of this vital mission will ensure incoming classes will experience the best quality education possible.


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 because of Ripon College.  


Classmate News:


TOM BACHHUBER ’71 and LESLIE SMITH BACHHUBER ’71 of Wauconda, Illinois, moved to Wauconda, Illinois, to be closer to their family and granddaughter. Tom’s new book, “Transpirations: Guidance for the Head & Heart through Career and Beyond” was released by Caritas Communications in February, 2018. It is available on Amazon.”


ROBERTA QUINN-ANDERSON ’71 of Raphine, Virginia, writes, “Owner of a small horse farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Ride two horses daily, bushhog, fix fence, muck stalls, mow, weedeat, split wood, drive tractor, truck, horse trailer, show, trail ride…at age 69. Needless to say, nothing I learned at Ripon College ever contributed to my life.”


Dr. KARL R. WILHELM ’71 of Gainesville, Virginia, writes, “We adopted identical twins from China – they will be seniors in college next year.”


Always for Ripon,