1993 – Spring ’22 Class Letter
I hope you are all doing well, staying healthy, and keeping busy. It seems like there’s never a dull moment lately, right? I, for one, could use a few dull moments right about now. Anyway, let’s jump right into some Ripon updates!
The search is on for Ripon College’s 14th president. Dr. Andrea Young currently serves as the interim president while the search continues. Read more about it here.
Remember walking downtown from campus? Did you know that Ripon was recognized as having one of the “7 Best Downtown Areas in Wisconsin?” Actually, Ripon, Wisconsin has received numerous accolades recently:
- One of the 10 Most Magical Christmas Towns – Dec. 2021
- One of 7 Best Downtown Areas – Dec. 2021
- 11 Magical Main Streets in Wisconsin – Oct. 2021
- 7 Small Towns in Wisconsin that are Perfect for a Weekend Escape – Aug. 2021
Also, this summer’s Alumni Weekend will be June 23-26, 2022. Even though we are not celebrating a Reunion this year, we are all invited to attend. It is always a memorable weekend.
And now, news from our Class:
DON FRANCIS ’93 of Platteville, Wisconsin, rejoined the workforce this past summer after a long pandemic hiatus. DON began employment in a new field: the nonprofit sector. He serves as a nonprofit administrative assistant for Inspiring Community, Inc. in Platteville. He continues to volunteer for the PTO along with a local arts group that created an annual Chalk & Cheese Fest for chalk artists of any level. While virtual-schooling his two kids is in the past, his wife, Kelly, will work-from-home permanently, and the addition of a mini-Aussiedoodle puppy named Georgia is a reminder of something good that came during the pandemic.
Make sure you keep your contact information updated so you don’t miss any Ripon College news. Contact the Office of Constituent Engagement directly with changes at [email protected] or via U.S. mail to Alumni Office, Ripon College, 300 West Seward Street, Ripon, WI 54971.
Thank you and stay well!
MELINDA TRAINOR HUTCHINSON ’93
Your 1993 Class Agent