2008 – Spring ’22 Class Letter

Greetings, Class of 2008!

We hope this finds you well. Even though this Class Letter is being written while it is cold and snowy, spring is right around the corner. One of the highlights of spring is the #OneDayRally. #OneDayRally is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27. More information from the College regarding #OneDayRally will be forthcoming. Updates will be posted in the Class Facebook private group, “Ripon College Class of 2008,” as well. We would like to thank and congratulate the Class of 2008 for ranking seventh in giving due to the total number of donors for the last fiscal year. While this is a great accomplishment, we would like to challenge our wonderful class to move up in the ratings (or even make the rating for total giving amount or total giving percent participation). Let’s make sure to help support the institution that has given us all so much!

Even though it is not our reunion year this summer, we would still like to encourage you to consider attending Alumni Weekend. It is a great time to see old friends and make new connections! Alumni Weekend will be held on June 23-26, 2022. Watch for more communications from the College soon. If you have any ideas for our upcoming reunion year, feel free to reach out to a class agent at any time.

As always, we would love to hear your class updates. Please contact any class agent throughout the year with information about marriages, new family members, continuing education, moves, promotions, new jobs or businesses, exciting life adventures…anything! Our Class Notes (shared below) are a little short this time around. We would like to have more for our Fall 2022 Class Letter! Please stay connected with us!

Class Notes:

MESHELLE SHAVON DAVIS ’08 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, married Alex Boehlke of Germantown in Thiensville, Wisconsin, on September 11, 2021.

ERIN R. MAGUIRE ’08 of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is employed as a mental health therapist with Community Counseling Group and is planning to adopt a child in 2022.

ERIN OAKLEY KOLTES ’08 of DeForest, Wisconsin, and her husband, Mike, welcomed their baby, Abigail Elizabeth, on June 21, 2021.

LESLIE REINKE LUEDTKE ’08 of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, has started a new career with Village Caregiving. She is the Executive Director for the state of Wisconsin. RYAN LUEDTKE ’08 is a draftsman for Actuate Improvement of Middleton. They have two children, Teagan (age six) and Rory (age four).

LEILA KEÏTA ’08 of Saint Paul, Minnesota, is Associate Individual Giving and Fundraising Events Director at Minnesota Opera. She successfully helped Minnesota Opera pivot from an in-person gala to a virtual benefit in February 2021 called “Art is a Verb.”

Go Red Hawks!

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