1993-Spring ’19 Class Letter

Class Agent: Melinda Trainor Hutchinson ’93

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Spring 2019

Hi All,


I hope you are all doing well and keeping busy. By the time we all see this letter, those of us in colder climes will be dug out of the snow banks and all of us should be enjoying some well-deserved warmer weather.   


Here’s the latest news:


SABRINA McGARY  ’93 of Dover, Delaware is now Department Chair of Biology, Delaware State University. 


ANGELA SHELDON SUZUKI ’93 of Los Angeles, California reports that she has a new assignment. She was recently promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office, U.S. Secret Service.


MELINDA TRAINOR HUTCHINSON ’93 of Eagan, Minnesota…You may recall that I told you about starting ASL classes last semester. Well, I’m still at it. For my second semester I’m taking ASL 3, ASL 4 (each is an accelerated half-semester class), and Deaf Culture. Little did I realize what adding one more class would do to my regular schedule! On top of a full-time job, family, board secretary duties, and ‘other duties as assigned’ (who doesn’t have those anymore?), I now have a lot of homework. What I could do easily at 19 is not so simple at 47. Suddenly I realized how fortunate I was during my years at Ripon to be able to concentrate on classes and everything else Ripon had to offer–thanks to supportive parents, work/study, and Ripon’s financial aid package. It’s a very different situation these days for me and my new classmates, since nearly all of us have full-time jobs plus whatever-else going on in our lives. Still, I’m not planning to give up. This is a challenge, but I am learning so much!


OK, folks, your assignment for the fall is to send in your updates—big or small, we’d love to hear from you! Make sure you keep your contact information updated so you don’t miss any Ripon news. Contact the Alumni Office directly with changes at [email protected] or via U.S. mail to Alumni Office, Ripon College, P.O. Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971.  


Thank you!