1998 – Spring ’22 Class Letter

Dear Class of ’98,

Thanks as always for responding to my call for updates! It’s good to hear from you, especially when photos are involved.

Presidential Search
Former President Zach Messitte announced his departure last year, and the search for the next President is currently underway.

The leadership of the College is in the excellent hands of Dr. Andrea Young, who took over as the interim president in January. Keep up with her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiponPrez and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riponprez/.

Classmate News
LARRY DAUGHERTY ’98 of Eagle River, Arkansas, will be climbing Mt. Everest in April/May 2022. LARRY attempted the peak in 2017, but had to turn around 335 agonizing feet from the top due to high winds on the South Summit.

KRISTIN DODDS ’98 of Greendale, Wisconsin, writes, “2021 was an exciting year for my family. I returned from a ten-month deployment to Lithuania as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in May, I was named the first female parade marshal for our community Fourth of July parade, and we adopted a rescue dog, Nala (FKA Sky), in July. Nala joins our dog, Sensi, and cat, Callie.”


TREVOR DURHAM ’98 of Colfax, Washington, has a new role as Associate Vice President for Executive Communications for Washington State University Advancement.

As a reminder, we are all invited to attend Alumni Weekend this summer from June 23-26. Even when we are not celebrating a Reunion, Alumni Weekend is a great time to reconnect with fellow alumni and the Ripon College community.

KEVIN WEBER ’98 of Limerick, Pennsylvania, is a 2022 Ripon College Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee for his achievements on the tennis court. KEVIN will be honored on Friday night of Alumni Weekend (June 24) at the 1851 Awards Dinner and Program with his doubles partner, MIKE MILBURN ’97.

Congratulations, KEVIN!

Lastly, a couple of news bites from staff members of our era… former Director of Student Activities Eric Tammes is now Dr. Eric Tammes, after getting his Ed.D. this past December. And former Scott Hall Director Chris Clarke is returning to Wisconsin as the Dean of Students at Lawrence University. Welcome back to the Midwest, Clarke!

Until next time,

(312) 404-6732
Your 1998 Class Agent