1971 – Spring ’22 Class Letter

1971 – Spring 2022 Class Letter

Class Agent:


(770) 570-7725 / [email protected]

Greetings, Class of 1971

It is hard to believe another school year has about passed by. 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. And now, I share some class news that I have received.

SUSAN BARDEN WALKER ’71 of Chicago, Illinois, died July 16, 2021. At Ripon, she studied psychology and educational studies and participated in Alpha Chi Omega. She worked for 30 years at William Blair Co., Chicago, as the senior relationship manager for The Mabie Wealth Management Group and for Geneva Investments for eight years. She held a FINRA Series 7 License. She was a volunteer at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago for more than 25 years. She loved animals, photography, cross-stitch, and knitting.

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. 

Last year was such a special celebration of our 50th Class Reunion. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate, those who contributed to our Class Gift, and those who made a submission to our 50th Reunion Memory Book. So many of you contributed in various ways and I am grateful. Alumni Weekend this summer is June 23-26 and now that we are part of the Golden R Reunion celebration, we have a special gathering every year! Please feel free to contact me at any time during the year with your updates so that I can include more Class Notes in our future Class Letters. I enjoy staying connected with all of you.

Always for Ripon, 


A Note from Your Friends in Smith Hall:

Save the date for #OneDayRally, Ripon’s fifth annual day of giving, April 27! Follow Ripon College’s social media and watch for emails to find out more about how you can support Ripon College on this day.