2007–Fall ’18 Class Letter
Lindsey Kreye Heil
Stacy Krusa Teachout
Liz Leach Morrell
Hello Class of 2007 –
We hope all is well with you and yours as another summer draws to a close. With fall quickly approaching, it still feels like school should be starting – even 11 years after graduation!
Over the summer, some of us had the opportunity to visit Ripon for Alumni Weekend. It is astonishing just how much has happened in the year since our reunion. This spring, Ripon completed #OneDayRally, A Day of Giving for Ripon. The response – including from many of you – was OVERWHELMING. The college raised more than $600,000 for the Annual Fund in only 18 hours and 51 minutes. There’s no question Ripon inspires continued passion in its alumni and friends.
It can be easy to let Ripon slide from your thoughts after all of the excitement we had during our 10 year reunion. Don’t wait four more years to revisit with your Ripon experience. Connect with a Ripon friend or classmate you haven’t chatted with in a while. Take part in a Rally Hour or other Alumni event. Make a donation to the Annual Fund. Visit campus for Alumni Weekend 2019 (June 27-30). Drop an email to a faculty member who was influential. Read the latest Ripon news. We spent more than a thousand days as Ripon students but we’ll spend many more as Ripon alumni. Let’s continue to build the bonds we started there as we move through all our next adventures.
Read on for some exciting updates from classmates. Are you realizing you have news you’d like to share with your Ripon network? Be sure to share with the Office of Constituent Engagement ([email protected].) or any of our Class Agents.
KATY GRIFFITHS ANDERSON ’07 of West Lafayette, Indiana, is working as a Registered Nurse at Indiana University Health Urgent Care in Lafayette, Indiana. Her husband, Tim, completed his PhD in Entomology in August 2017 from Purdue University. They welcomed a son, Jorin Timothy, on December 2, 2017.
BRYANT BEDNAREK ’07, of Berlin, Wisconsin, will be Assistant Principal of Wautoma High School starting the 2018-2019 school year.
REBECCA PERK BRUSCH ’07, Charlotte, North Carolina, is a stay at home mom but recently joined Mamma Can Do It, a company that designs and sells PDF sewing patterns, as their head of marketing. She has been able to combine her passion for sewing while still staying home with her daughter.
LINDSEY KREYE HEIL ’07 of Savage, Minnesota, writes, “I will be finishing my Master’s in Special Education from Concordia University Saint Paul in June 2018.”
PETER JENSEN ‘07 of Columbia, Missouri, was awarded the W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award from the Organizational Communication Division at the International Communication Association. The title of his dissertation is “Organizing Possibilities Examining Normative and Alternative Nonprofit Organizing Practices.”
TYLOR LOEST ’07 of Ripon, Wisconsin, wrote “After 8 years, I will be leaving Ripon College and heading to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. There I will become the next Corporate Relations Coordinator.”
TYLER OTTO ’07 and ALISON KRINGS OTTO ’08, of Winneconne, Wisconsin, had a baby boy, Gordon Marshall Otto, on November 30, 2017 weighing 2lbs 13 oz and measuring 15 inches long. Everybody is healthy and happy.
Don’t forget – our class Facebook page (Ripon College Class of 2007) is a great way to reconnect with Ripon peers!
LINDSEY KREYE HEIL
LIZ LEACH MORRELL
STACY KRUSA TEACHOUT