2009 – Spring ’22 Class Letter
We hope you all are doing well as we emerge out of winter and head into the spring of a new year! Looking back, spring was always a beautiful time on campus, when everything started blooming back to life and we could enjoy more time outside without the air hurting our faces. And of course, Springfest was always a highlight at the end of a long academic year!
As we write this, JOSH LEGREVE ’09 is staying busy, splitting his time between preparing his first cohort of IB Diploma Program students for their IB exams and working on the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ upcoming Virtual Conference as a member of the organization’s board of directors. He has also been working on a committee with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Teaching and Learning Team for a project focusing on designing sample unit plans based on our newly revised state standards.
EMILY MEYER ’09 is in solo-parenting mode for the long haul as her husband, STEPHEN KENNELLY ’98, has been deployed. Lily is six-years-old and James is about to turn three. She is also in the middle of staff selection at her university, working on hiring new RAs for the next school year. Other than that, she has been buried in snow during the ridiculously cold Fargo winter.
Here are some updates from the College:
Thank you so much to everyone that gave last year to both the Ripon Fund and on #OneDayRally. This year, #OneDayRally is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27. More information regarding #OneDayRally will be coming soon, and watch for information from both the College and from us on challenges and donation matching.
Alumni Weekend will be June 23-26, 2022, this year. Watch your email for more information and registration from the College as the dates approach. We would love to see you all there and have a great Class of 2009 showing! Also, we will be celebrating EMILY’s birthday that weekend!
Ripon’s Interim President Dr. Andrea Young has a new Twitter: twitter.com/RiponPrez and Instagram: instagram.com/riponprez/. Follow these accounts to stay updated on campus happenings! You can also keep up to date on campus happenings at ripon.edu/news to find out if any of our classmates or favorite faculty members have been featured in a recent news story.
NATALIE GEENEN ANDERSON ’09 of Evansville, Wisconsin, will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame during the 1851 Awards Dinner and Program on the Friday evening of Alumni Weekend on June 24 in recognition of her achievements in softball. Congratulations, NATALIE!
MATTHEW BARRILE ’09, Ph.D. of Los Angeles, California, entered a new role as Manager of Instructional Design and Development for the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
IAN HILL ’09 of Saint Francis, Wisconsin, writes, “After being a contractor for them since summer 2020, I’m happy to announce I’ve been hired on as business analyst for Landmark Credit Union! I look forward to continuing my journey in the project management world with this amazing company!”
ZAC MANS ’09 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has started working at Anoka High School where he is teaching social studies and also serves as the Auditorium Manager and Technical Director for the Theater program.
We are always looking for more updates! You can send your updates to either of us and we will make sure they are included! We hope that you are all doing well, and hope that many of us can reconnect this summer on campus!
EMILY MEYER ’09
JOSH LEGREVE ’09
Your 2009 Class Agents