1992 – Fall ’19 Class Letter

JuDee Stojsavljevic Fischer

262-681-8509 / [email protected]

Bonni Dembroski Fredrick

262-796-1531 / [email protected]

Erin Marie McCormack

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Greetings, Class of 1992. I am writing to you on this occasion from the hallowed halls of Ripon College, the nice lounge area in the lower level of Pickard Commons to be exact. It’s a beautiful space and very peaceful in the summer months. I can imagine that the energy of the students just brings it alive during the school year. And this fall, Ripon will welcome 253 new freshmen to campus bringing even more energy to the student body. Which is why I’m on campus right now. It is summer orientation for those incoming students and I have a new role in the Ripon family: as a parent of a student. Jonathan and I are thrilled that our daughter has chosen Ripon as the place that felt like home and where she will be spending the next four years.

While on campus, I had the opportunity to speak to our classmate TARA LACHAPELL ’92, executive director of information technology services, following her presentation to incoming students and their parents. I learned then that Tara’s son also had attended Ripon. I am also aware that JASON ZANCK ’92 and STACY SEEFELDT ZANCK ’93 are the parents of a current student at Ripon, and it got me wondering how many of us have sent legacy students on to Ripon as well. So if you have a child who has either graduated from Ripon already or is a current student, reach out and share that news. We’d all love to hear from you.

There is actually an amazing new alumni website portal, www.ripon.edu/rconnections, that allows us to each individually post our updates and you can even post pictures. You can search the portal by class year and other criteria and see all the latest happening with your classmates. It’s a great tool for staying in touch with Ripon and connect to the vast alumni network we have. Check it out today, and while you are there catching up on what is going on with your old Ripon friends, be sure to make your own post by clicking on the “Add My Story” button and let us all know what is new in your world or share some pictures from your latest gathering with Ripon friends.

On the subject of class updates, congratulations to AMIE DOUGHTY ’92 on her promotion to full professor of English at SUNY Oneonta. You can read more about what is going on with Amy and her involvement with the Popular Culture Association. Thank you to Amie for using the new R Connections site!

TARA LACHAPELL ’92, executive director of informational technology at Ripon College, was part of the panel “Women in Leadership: Driving a Culture of Inclusivity” June 25, 2019, at the ACUHO-I 2019 Conference & Expo in Toronto, Canada.

LISA MAHNKE ’92 of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, has joined Bicycle Therapeutics as senior vice president and head of clinical. Bicycle Therapeutics is a biotechnology company pioneering a new class of therapeutics based on its proprietary bicyclic peptide product platform.

Warm Regards,