2000 – Spring ’22 Class Letter

Class of 2000,

Many thanks to those of you who supported the College this past fiscal year, especially those who supported the Ripon Fund, as well as #OneDayRally. Our class giving information is included in the linked Annual Giving Report. Two dates to put on your calendar for 2022: April 27, which is this year’s #OneDayRally, and June 23-26, which is Alumni Weekend 2022. The search for a new President is still underway at the time I’m writing this. Our interim President Dr. Andrea Young is on Twitter and Instagram with a uniform handle: @RiponPrez.

Some impressive news to share about a classmate:

KARL DAHLSTROM ’00 of Winnetka, Illinois, has been promoted to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PNE USA, Inc. (“PNE”). PNE is a renewable energy development company based in Chicago, Illinois, with a focus on creating, financing, and operating commercial-scale wind and solar power plants across the U.S.

I have been writing these Class Letters for over twenty years, and, unfortunately, my service as your Class Agent is waning. Someone who does not eschew social media as I do would be better suited for the coming years. Staying connected and “in the know” is important to me, but the Class of 2000 deserves a Class Agent who can add more value than I can. If you are interested in learning more about the position (a co-Class Agent to work with me on future Class Letters such as this one) and are interested in serving your classmates in this way, please reach out to me or directly to JOLENE RUEDEN SCHATZINGER ’07 at [email protected], who serves as the College’s Associate Director of Engagement.

Red Hawk forever,


(317) 219-9275
Your 2000 Class Agent