1987- Spring ’22 Class Letter

Greetings, Class of 1987!

Hello, Class of ’87!

Hope this letter finds you happy and healthy. After more than two really weird years of a global pandemic and everything that came with it, we are so excited about our upcoming 35th (you read that right) Reunion scheduled for June 23-26. We are really hoping to see as many of you as possible! So, mark it on your calendar, make your reservations and reach out to your Ripon classmates and encourage everyone to come for the weekend! Our “official” party is on Saturday the 25th on campus at “The Spot” (we knew the area as “The Pub”).

We’re thrilled with our location and its proximity to the “The Dance” (the all alumni party) – there’s a rumor that there’s a trophy for the class that dominates the dance floor and it’s ours to win!

Also, the #OneDayRally fundraising drive is coming up on April 27th. It is a great day to get involved on social media to support the College and consider making a contribution to our Class Gift. Look for more updates on that too!

If you have any questions about the Class Reunion (or want to get involved in planning it) please reach out to either one of us at [email protected] or [email protected].

We have some sad news to report about our classmate, GWENDOLINE “GWEN” JONES ’87GWEN died Aug. 29, 2021. At Ripon, she majored in history and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her husband was THOMAS “TED” JONES, a professor of German at Ripon College from 1963 to 1995, who died in 2013.

Here are a few updates from our classmates that we noticed on social media.

  • MAUREEN FARRY DOLAN ’87 and her husband, JAY DOLAN ’85, are on the move again, relocating from Northern Wisconsin to Southern, Illinois. Hope the move goes well!

  • Longtime friends, RENEE PFEIFER-LUCKETT ’87 and CHRISTINE ELLIOTT ’87, managed to get together for a fun-filled weekend. We’re sure that a fabulous time was had by all.

  • SHERRY THOMPSON ’87 and her husband, MARIO FRIEDEL ’86 are Songa, an acoustic duo performing folk, blues, and country jazz. They’re performing during our Reunion weekend at Vines and Rushes Winery in Ripon – Saturday afternoon from 2-5 p.m. Really, do you really need more reasons to come to our Reunion?

  • LAURI GOEDEN ZOBRACK ’87 has some very cool news. LAURI writes, “I have been a Criminal Defense Investigator since 1987, shortly after graduation. My career started in Wisconsin where we owned and operated our own investigative agency for about ten years. Following that, I worked for the Wisconsin Public Defender’s Office in both Waukesha and Racine Counties and for the State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense. Never a dull moment in the world of criminal defense! I love my job and have never regretted my career path! I am now located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota with my husband and new puppy. We are recent empty-nesters, with one son in college at UW-Eau Claire and our youngest in the Air Force, stationed at Hurlburt Field in Florida.”

Can’t wait to see you all at the Reunion!

Your Class Agents,


(860) 455-6108

(312) 402-6207

Your 1987 Class Agents