1983 Spring ’23 Class Letter

Class of 1983
Join us for our 40th Class Reunion
June 22 – June 25. 2023

Our spring class letter is dedicated to celebrating our 40th Reunion. Please join in the fun with our class and other Ripon alumni, and if you can’t make it for the entire weekend, come to the events that work for you!

  • Registration and the list of events can be found at alumni.ripon.edu/alumni-weekend
  • Please attend these and other events to bring our class together throughout the weekend:
Thursday, 6/22/23 5:30-8 pm   Kick off – Roadhouse!
Friday, 6/23/23 3:30-5 pm   Green Lake Boat Tour – Departs from the Heidel House pier
6-8 pm   Class Gathering – MARK FRANZEN ’83 and JANICE HEINZ FRANZEN ’83’s    home on Green Lake – A quick walk from the Heidel House pier or a              short drive from Ripon.
8-11 pm   Alumni-Faculty-Staff Social – The Spot (formerly The Pub).                              Complimentary snacks and beverages.
Saturday, 6/24/23 10:30 am   Class March – Meet in front of Todd Wehr at the Class of 1983 sign
10:45-11:30 am   State of the College Address – Memorial Lawn Tent
1-3 pm   Corn Hole Tournament – Hosted by the Class of ’83 – Memorial Lawn          Tent
6-8 pm   1983 40th Reunion Party – MLK Lounge
8-11 pm   All Alumni Party – Memorial Lawn Tent and Fire Pit
Sunday, 6/25/23 9:30-11 am   Farewell Open House Coffee – Hosted by LYN ROSENBERG MCCARTHY    ’83  & Tim McCarthy at their home on Watson Street


  • Over our 40 years, the Class of 1983 has provided immense support to Ripon College. Let’s continue that tradition and also focus on increasing our class participation to meet or beat 40%. Donations of any amount assist in supporting the amazing work of the College. To kick off our class giving opportunity, there is a special giving event, Apr. 20-23, coinciding with the inauguration of Ripon’s 14th President, Victoria N. Folse, and celebrating the exciting momentum happening within our campus community. This event will be an extension of the #OneDayRally brand and experience. Stay tuned for more information. We look forward to your participation!
  • Please join us for Alumni Weekend and donate in honor of our 40th! Also, check out our class Facebook page “Ripon College Class of 1983 Reunion”. As your Class Agent, I look forward to seeing you in June.

Happy 40th ,

Barb ’83