1997 – Fall ’20 Class Letter


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Hello Class of 1997,

I hope this newsletter finds all of you well during these unprecedented times. As you may have seen, Ripon College started classes in person the week of August 17. We hope all of the students have a wonderful, healthy, and safe year. 

I encourage you to visit https://www.ripon.edu/news/ often to learn about what is happening at our Alma Mater. You can also go to class pages through https://www.ripon.edu/rconnections/ and see updates from alumni from around the world and from every class year. Another wonderful way to stay connected is by subscribing to Ripon’s monthly eNewsletter. You may subscribe here: https://www.ripon.edu/alumni/monthly-newsletter/

Mark your calendars and save the date! The 2021 Alumni Weekend will be held June 24-27, 2021. While it is not a reunion year for our class, I encourage you to visit Ripon and see the changes on campus and in town. It is a great opportunity to connect with alumni, faculty, and staff. For more information, go to https://www.ripon.edu/alumni-weekend/

Don’t forget to send along any news or updates to your contact information to me anytime. You can also connect with our class on Facebook via the closed group “Ripon College Class of 1997.”

CHRIS CORSTEN ’97 of Menominee, Michigan, published a book “3,000 Days in Afghanistan” detailing his experience in Afghanistan over a ten-year period. The book was released on Amazon.com on May 6, 2020, and on May 8, 2020, it became a #1 New Release in two categories and a Top 10 Best Seller in one category.

Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy rest of the year!