1996 F’23 Class Letter

Happy Fall Class of 1996!

WOW – it is fall already. 2024 is right around the corner, which means most of us are hitting our milestone 50th birthday. Honestly, where did that time go? Because I sure don’t know! I do hope that everyone had a great summer filled with barbecues, picnics, beach time, and travels. I can tell you that I had another great summer keeping busy with personal and work trips throughout North America, getting some beach time here in New Jersey, and all while still plugging away with work.

As always, I want to thank all of you again for those who have supported Ripon College this past fiscal year, especially those who supported the Ripon Fund, as well as Ripon Rally Days. Even though it is not our reunion year, these donations are so integral for the college to sustain. If you have not done so already, I urge you to please do so.

Ripon College formally launched the Forever Ripon campaign, a $75 million effort to expand access through student affordability and innovative programs, enhance our facilities, and strengthen our institution through the Ripon Fund. This campaign will prepare Ripon for the celebration of our 175th anniversary in 2026, adapt to an evolving higher education landscape and ensure a Ripon College degree is relevant for generations to come. Please see ripon.edu/forever-ripon/ for more information.


AMY TINCHER-DURIK ’96: “My husband, Jake, and I love to travel, so as soon as we were able to freely travel again, we hit the road! Our 2022 trips included: Boston (where we went to a Brewers game with KYRSTEN KOEBACH ’96 and her wife, who hosted us for a long weekend!), and a cruise along the California coast (so happy we were able to meet ELKE SPORSEEN BETONTE ’96 and her daughter for dinner!). We also spent two weeks in Vietnam to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We started 2023 with a cruise around South America and are planning our next adventures.”

Have a great next couple of months and hopefully winter won’t be too cold/snowy/gross. I will touch base with you in the spring (hopefully with a lot more photos from the next couple of months)!


Jason ’96