2008 – Fall ’20 Class Letter


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Greetings Class of 2008!

We would like to begin this letter by sharing a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the One Day Rally a huge success. Our wonderful class donated $5,010 to a cause near and dear to our hearts. With 47 donors, the Class of 2008 was in the top five classes for number of donors. In total, #OneDayRally raised over $1.9 million from 2,015 donors. Because of your donations on April 29th, combined with generous giving throughout the year, the Class of 2008 is really helping to ensure future generations of Red Hawks receive the same quality, personalized education we experienced when we were on campus. Once again, thank you!

By the time you are reading this letter, the next class of first-year students will already have started classes at Ripon College. Fall will definitely look a little different around campus this year for students, faculty, and even us alumni. While events we love and look forward to might not be taking place in the same way, or even at all, this year, there are still ways to make sure you stay connected to the Ripon College community. 

  • If you are not receiving regular emails from the college, please make sure to update your email address on the R Connections page or contact one of the class officers. 
  • Frequently check out the Ripon News page on the college website, the Ripon College Class of 2008 Facebook group, or the official Ripon College Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all of the great things happening on campus. 
  • This would also be a great time to reach out to a classmate or other Ripon alum who you may not have talked to in a while. Reminisce about all of the great times had while we were students and make plans to get together virtually or in person in the future! 

           We look forward to being able to meet face to face again sometime soon at alumni events and activities on campus. Until then, please check out the updates submitted by your classmates since the last class letter. If you would like to submit updates to be included in future publications, please reach out to a Class Agent. Updates can include marriages, birth of a baby, adoptions, new jobs, starting a business, continuing education, moving, exciting accomplishment, getting together with fellow Ripon alum, and so on! Your classmates would love to know what you are up to! We look forward to hearing from you!

Class Updates:

ERIN RUTH MAGUIRE ’08 of Hot Springs Village, AR has taken a position as Hospice Clinical Social Worker at the LHC group, a leading nationwide home-based Healthcare provider.

PATTI MAZUR ’08 of Mesa, AZ moved to Arizona in May and is the Global Accounts Receivable Business Process & Technology Manager at ON Semiconductor in Phoenix, Arizona.

DANA MOORE KIBBEL’08 of Waupun, WI reports, “We welcomed Krew James into our family on December 27, 2019 after our most memorable Christmas as a family — spent in the hospital. After spending three weeks in the NICU in Madison, we brought Krew home and now we’re officially a family of five!”

TRISHA SHAFER MOORE ’08 of ­­Eau Claire, WI says, “We welcomed our second daughter, Ivy Louise, in March.”

COLETTE UNGER NAKIELSKI ’08 of Mount Vernon, IA and her family recently returned to the midwest after two years in Washington/Idaho. They now live in Mt. Vernon, IA where her husband, CHRIS NAKIELSKI ’06 is a music professor at Cornell College and Colette is an executive assistant for a software engineer. They have two children- Finnegan (3) and Evelyn (1).

Go Red Hawks!





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