1990 – Fall ’21 Class Letter

1990 – Fall 2021 Class Letter


Co-Class Agents:



(508) 930-9027 / [email protected]



(708) 764-1881 / [email protected]


Greetings Classmates!


We hope this message finds you healthy and doing well!


Many of you may have seen each other this summer for our delayed 30th Class Reunion. Although it was a different format than in year’s past it was great that Ripon found a way to have a safe and fun gathering. Hard to believe 30 years has gone by and many of us have our own children now in college or in some cases even graduated and off doing their own thing. 


Be sure to check out the “Ripon College Alumni Group” on GOODREADS.com. It’s open to any Ripon College alumni, and includes a comment section on things such as “What was your favorite book read at Ripon College?” If you’re looking for recommendations, it’s a good place to start


Be sure to share news about your own personal happenings so we can include them in our next Class Letter. In the meantime, here’s the latest Ripon news. 




Alumni Weekend:

Alumni and guests from 29 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, were on campus, Aug. 6-8, representing the classes of 1961 to 2023, for the first-ever August Alumni Weekend after COVID-19 put a pause on campus events over the past 18 months. Save the date for Alumni Weekend 2022, which will go back to our traditional end of June date: June 23-26, 2022.


This past fiscal year:

A record-breaking 2,087 donors from all around the world supported Ripon’s fourth annual giving day on April 28, known as #OneDayRally, reminding us all that regardless of the circumstances, Red Hawks come together. 


Thank you to the more than 3,600 donors who supported the College this past fiscal year through the Ripon Fund and other initiatives.

Campus upgrades:

The McCullough Family Lounge in Farr Hall of Science a favorite location of students for studying and collaborative work recently received an extreme makeover with the intent of making the space more contemporary and technologically friendly. The renovations were made possible by a lead gift from Trustee PHILIP MCCULLOUGH ’69/P’04, and his wife, Pat. Also, a new Data Visualization Lab was installed in Todd Wehr Hall, which will be a great asset for our math and computer science departments. 



The College’s endowment recently hit an all-time high and as of August 19, 2021, it was at $112 million.


Start of the Academic Year:

Classes started on Monday, August 30 and the academic year is in full swing with in-person classes. The College is continuing to follow CDC and Fond du Lac County Health Department guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety protocols.


Links you may be interested in exploring: 

  • News stories published by the College: ripon.edu/news 
  • Latest Ripon Magazine, which includes features of alumni and faculty: ripon.edu/about-ripon/publications


May you all have a safe and great fall and holiday season!

Your Class Agents,