2003–Spring ’18 Class Letter

Class Agents:

Liz Matelski ’03 [email protected]

Elayne Monnens Norweb ’03 917-509-4826 / [email protected]

Spring 2018


FIFTEEN YEARS! Wow, can it be!? We can’t believe it either, but we are excited for an excuse to get back to Ripon to see the campus, professors and staff, and all our dear friends!

We have so many great events planned for the reunion, so keep an eye out for more information, which should arrive shortly! We would love to have a great turnout this year!

This is how you can get involved!

  1. Save the date: Alumni Weekend is June 21-24. Full weekend details including

schedule and registration are available on www.ripon.edu/alumni-weekend. 2. Book your hotel if you haven’t already. On-campus accommodations will also be

available for those who prefer that option (see link above). 3. Encourage classmates you are still in touch with or those you miss the most to attend! 4. Keep an eye out for the registration information and sign up when it arrives in your

mailbox in March! 5. Donate! Reunion years are always great years to remember and give back to the school

in recognition of all the great memories!

News from classmates:

LOREN DEARBORN-DUNN ’03 of Bothell, Washington, and her husband, Michael, welcomed daughter, Allison Valerie, in April 2017. She joins older brothers, Grady and Nathan.

PATTI REIMANN KEMPFERT ’03 of Waupaca, Wisconsin, writes “I was married a little over a year ago to my husband, Joel. I am currently teaching third grade for the School District of Waupaca. I will be receiving my master’s in Educational Technology from Marian University this coming May! Life is good!”

ROB LENNOX III ’03 of Chicago, Illinois, writes, “I got married in October in Chicago at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum to Amy Fruehwald. DAVE HELMKE ’03, MIKE MAXWELL ’03, and MAX KELLN ’04 stood up in the wedding. The wedding itself was filled with fellow

Spring 2018

alumni. Also, by the time this goes to print we’ll have closed on buying our condo in Roscoe Village in Chicago.”

ELIZABETH MATELSKI ’03 of Melrose, Massachusetts, and her wife, Courtney are enjoying their adventures in New England. Liz is Assistant Professor of History at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. She’s recently been doing interviews about her book, Reducing Bodies: Mass Culture and the Female Figure, including the podcast Sexing History and a story on the boutique fitness industry in Harper’s Bazaar.

ELAYNE MONNENS NORWEB ’03 is still home with her girls Penelope (4) and Ophelia (3). On the side, she has been baking and enjoys making specialized cakes, cupcakes and cake pops!

TODD ’03 and SUSIE PEERENBOOM REINKE ’03 of Waterford, Wisconsin, write “we recently made a huge move for our family. We moved in September from Howards Grove, Wisconsin to Waterford, Wisconsin, approximately 88 miles south. Todd is working for Racine Unified School District as a Technology Integration Specialist for 5 different middle schools and high schools. Susie is continuing helping people feel great everyday as a Chiropractor at Anderson Chiropractic in Burlington. The move was seamless for our three girls, Peyton (7.5), Sadie (4) and Mallory (1), as they love to be closer to grandparents and Aunt SARAH PEERENBOOM VICARI ’03 and Uncle JOE VICARI ’03, as well as their cousins.

JENNIFER WHITE ’03 writes, “Last November I took a position as a Flight Dynamics Engineer with A.I. Solutions. I am working on a weather satellite called Landsat 8 (and eventually Landsat 9 after it launches) which is operated by the USGS out of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. My boyfriend and I recently adopted an adorable Pit bull puppy named Anna, and I’ll be running the D.C. Rock and Roll Marathon in March which will be my 10th marathon/ultra-marathon.”

We look forward to seeing you all in June!

Liz and Elayne