2001 – Spring ’19 Class Letter

Co-Class Agents:

                        Nicole Baumann-Blackmore

[email protected]  


Dante A. C. Houston

[email protected]

Spring 2019

Hello Class of 2001!

Our Alma Mater has been bustling with activity; hosting mental health needs and wellness panels, students participating in State Collegiate Honors Band, fantastic theater performances, and the Women’s Basketball program making the NCAA D3 Tournament. We are also excited to share a few class notes, highlighting the accomplishments and life happenings of those we shared so many collegiate experiences with.


2001 Ripon College Class Notes:

SARAH NEUMEYER ’01 of Kodiak, Alaska had a baby boy in September 2017. She says he is a wonderful joy in her life. She continues to work as a fisheries biologist in Kodiak, Alaska.

VICTORIA NYTES ’01 of Kalispell, Montana began teaching high school French and Social Studies at Summit Prep School, while continuing to teach a couple of courses at Flathead Valley Community College.

JACOB SUMNER ’01 of United Kingdom is still living in London, working in Paris, Frankfurt and London.

CANDY 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.

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

Did we miss your news/updates? When was your last trip down memory lane? Buzz B’s is gone, but Red’s and Roadhouse are still hotspots! It is time for you to come “Home” and visit your Alma Mater and the greater-Ripon community? Come and share your news in-person during Alumni Weekend, which is slated for June 27-30, 2019.

Nicole Baumann-Blackmore         Dante A. C. Houston       


                             Life. Well. Lived.