1995 – Spring ’22 Class Letter
Dear ’95 Classmates,
We survived a somewhat mild winter here in Wisconsin and have turned the corner towards spring. I’m sure everyone is looking forward to more daylight, summer vacations, outdoor concerts, and sporting events, and for some of you, college graduations or weddings for your children!
I was a bit hesitant to tell this “Ripon Pride” story, so I will keep it PG-13.
While attending a high school football game at Ingalls Field, seated directly behind me were a couple of cocky high school boys from Waukesha, who were bored with the game and started to get obnoxious. One of them said: “Who would want to go to Ripon College? Probably a bunch of morons.” “I’m sure they let anyone in this school.” I just couldn’t help myself, so I turned around and said: “Look, you little dips**ts, I went to Ripon College. It’s a great school. You would be lucky to earn a degree from there.” They didn’t say a word the rest of the game. Sometimes, you have to stand up for your school!!!
The Commencement Ceremony for the graduating Class of 2022 will be held on Sunday, May 15th. Certainly, it would be nice to have a sunny, 75-degree day.
2022 Alumni Weekend:
Alumni Weekend is less than (four) months away.
The dates are June 23-26, 2022.
Although our Class does not have an official celebration planned, you are always welcome to attend any year. More information will be available at alumni.ripon.edu/special-events/alumni-weekend/.
ROB NEUMAN and I will likely be there supporting the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction of KEVIN WEBER ’98 and MIKE MILBURN ’97, two tennis stars from the 1990s.
Giving and Upcoming #OneDayRally:
Thanks to all our Classmates who supported the College this past fiscal year, especially those who supported the Ripon Fund, as well as #OneDayRally.
The next #OneDayRally is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27. More information regarding #OneDayRally will be forthcoming. If you haven’t made your gift for this fiscal year as of yet, you can visit alumni.ripon.edu/give/make-a-gift/.
Hidden Gem in Ripon:
Next time you’re visiting Ripon College, check out J’s BBQ. They have great food, a nice selection of beer, and are right next door to campus. (No, they didn’t pay me to plug the restaurant) 😊
Links to News & Social Media:
Ripon College news: ripon.edu/news
Ripon College publications: ripon.edu/about-ripon/publications
Ripon College Center for Politics and the People: facebook.com/RiponCollegeCPP
Ripon College Center for Diversity and Inclusion: facebook.com/ripondiversity
I did not receive any updates since our last Class Letter….no worries. If you have something to share, feel free to let me know and it will be included in the Fall 2022 Class Letter. It would be great to hear from you!
Have a great Spring and Summer, Class of 1995!
Take care and see you soon!
TOM LUFT ’95
Your 1995 Class Agent