2001 – Fall ’19 Class Letter

Nicole Baumann-Blackmore

608-513-9078 / [email protected]

Dante A. C. Houston

414-378-4937 / [email protected]


Hi, Class of 2001. While the College gears up for students to return to campus, it is our time to start thinking about our 20-(!!!!) year reunion!  In less than two years, we hope to see many of you return to campus and reconnect with old friends. If you have ideas or would like to be a part of the planning, please let us know!

MARK BECKER ’01 of Delavan, Wisconsin, was honored by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of this year’s 40 Under 40 Award recipients. He is co-founder of Geneva Supply Inc. 

DANTE HOUSTON ’01 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been promoted to manager of Predictive Index Services (PI) with his employer, Titus Talent Strategies. He also recently was appointed to serve as Alumni Trustee for Ripon College. 

KATIE BUFFUM VISSERS ’01 of Appleton, Wisconsin, is working on her master’s of nursing and going through the college application process with her son, Trent, whose first choice is Ripon.

CANDACE PLENCNER VONDRA ’01 of Chicago, Illinois, got married in 2014 in Maui, Hawaii. In 2016, she received her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and had a baby girl! She continues to work at William Blair & Company in Chicago as a senior portfolio associate, where she has been for the last 13 years. 

Keep in touch, and hope to see you soon!