2012–Fall ’18 Class Letter


Katlyn Lee Schumacher

608-558-9073 / [email protected]

Erin Schaick

603-513-9965 / [email protected]

Brandon Taylor

406-274-4708 / [email protected]

Greetings, friends!

Even though we graduated 6 years ago, it is such a joy reading everyone’s life updates! We are physically located all over the country, we have been travelling all over the world, and how cool is it to be able to call each other classmates. Like Erin, I get asked quite frequently where I went to college and I always start with, “Ripon…Ripon College. It’s a small, private, D3, liberal arts school in the Midwest…” and then go on explaining where it is and how it is smaller than most people’s high schools! And although Rippin’ Good Cookies may be closed, and our Alumni Weekend is all wrapped up, I think it’s safe to say Ripon will always be in my thoughts.


I know you have all been waiting to find out what we have been up to, so here we go!


ARIEL DICKINSON ’12 of Madison, Wisconsin got married to Casey Schenkel last summer and bought a house. She works at Epic, a software company in Verona, Wisconsin.


SHARON KLAPPERICH DOLL ’12 of Oconto, Wisconsin graduated from Concordia University, Wisconsin with her teaching certification and a Masters in Education – Teaching and Learning. She is finishing up her year as a Long Term Sub at Preble High School in Green Bay.


KATHARINE SHADLE GAILS ’12 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and RYAN GAILS ’13 bought a house.


KURT HARDY ’12 of Minneapolis, Minnesota is a Digital Project Manager at Ackmann & Dickenson. He also serves on the board for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America – Minnesota Chapter. He also enjoys writing music with fellow alumnus CARLOS SOTO ’11.


EMILY SHEEKS INGEMANN ’12 of Sussex, Wisconsin got married to JOHN INGEMANN ’12 on May 26th at Ripon, in beautiful 95 degree May weather.


AURORA POLLEI LAMEKA ’12 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is living with SPENCER LAMEKA ’12 and they just bought their first house. Aurora finished her first year teaching at the Notre Dame School of Milwaukee and Spencer is working for My Choice Family Care.


MEGAN MCGEE NORRIS ’12 of Kenosha, Wisconsin and her husband, Adam, are expecting their first child – a baby boy due October 12th. They are super excited and she really enjoys being her own boss as an attorney. They have four rescue dogs and Megan loves volunteering on the board of directors for Wish Upon A Rescue – an amazing animal rescue started by our classmate, STEPHANIE JENISCH RHEINGRUBER ’12 of Lockport, Illinois.


ERIN SCHAICK ’12 of Concord, New Hampshire graduated from the Leadership Greater Concord program, affiliated with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.


BRANDON TAYLOR ’12 of Arlee, Montana celebrated his five-year anniversary with Accenture as a Technology Consultant. He recently traveled to Bali, Indonesia and various cities in Australia, and will be moving into San Francisco in the coming weeks.


KATRINA SCHAULAND WATKINS ’12 of Hertford, North Carolina moved to Kodiak, Alaska for the next 3-4 years.


ANDREA ZAK ’12 of Ripon, Wisconsin got engaged last summer and will get married to Brian Kamin on October 27th. They got a new puppy and she is also starting a new role as Athletic Director (while also teaching) in Princeton, Wisconsin.


Thank you to everyone who shared these updates! Feel free to send those to us via email or our Facebook group anytime. Here’s to another great year!