1999 – Fall ’19 Class Letter

Mike Berens

617-512-5753 / [email protected]

Trista Moffat-Larco

920-257-4800 / [email protected]


Class of 1999: greetings from Trista and Mike! We hope this letter finds you enjoying the fall. We did not receive any updates to include as class notes this time around. Back in the day, the class notes likely proved to be a fun way to keep up with the accomplishments and lives of our classmates. In a world of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more … it seems class notes fall by the wayside for many of us. If you have any updates you’d like to share, we’d love to include them in the spring letter. Please send them to Trista, Mike or the College!

The summer came and went quickly for many of us. For those able to attend the 20-year class reunion, we hope you were able to enjoy some of the highlights like the seminar, 1851 Awards Dinner, class lunch, all-alumni parties, golf and the Sunday brunch.  

A noteworthy accomplishment from the past few months is the #OneDayRally. Kudos to the staff that supported the outstanding collection of $1M in 18 hours, 51 minutes! Thanks to each of you who were able to contribute to the #OneDayRally or via other means. The 91% student satisfaction rate touted by Ripon College is a fine example of the Ripon College staff putting alumni donations to great use! Let’s see if we can beat that number in 2020.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the passing of Coach Julie Johnson. A great leader, mentor and friend to so many of us from the Class of 1999. Coach Johnson passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the young age of 53. She set records and impacted the lives of countless Ripon grads. Coach Johnson will be dearly missed. She was an exceptional person.

Trista and Mike wish you a wonderful fall and holiday season. We look forward to seeing some of you at future Ripon College events. Thank you for your continued support to Ripon College.