2013–Fall ’18 Class Letter


Alexandra Peltier

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Travis Bitters

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Charlotte E. S. Lee

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Lauren Ott  

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Class of 2013,

We had our 5-year reunion this past summer. Our classmates are doing amazing things! They are attending graduate schools, becoming doctors, having families, buying homes, getting married, adopting pets, and overall pretty much running the world. I think it is safe to say that although we feel a little old, we totally own this adulting thing.

Meanwhile, the class of 2022 has moved into their first year housing and begun their adventure. There are many changes including highway 23 between Fond du Lac and Rosendale being closed (will they never understand the need to set their cruise control to 24 mph?), fire pits outside the union, The Pub they now call The Spot, and an amazing Willmore Center. Things just keep improving at Ripon, and I hope to see you on campus sometime soon!  



Class Notes:

SARAH MOEHRKE ’13 of Lake Forest Park, Washington, traveled to 12 states in 2017, including a road trip across the Southwest and the Midwest, but her favorite place to go is Los Angeles, where she visited eight times in 2017.

KATE AMELL FEHRENBACH ’13 and ANDY FEHRENBACH ’13 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, welcomed their third child (first girl!), Emma Louise Fehrenbach on November 20. The family is also in the process of purchasing their first house!

WALESKA HERNANDEZ RUSS ’13 of Shawano, Wisconsin, is a high school Spanish teacher in Shawano and just had a baby boy.

KATIE WILLIAMS ’13 of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, is working towards a Master’s degree in Education with the University of Saint Mary’s in Minnesota while teaching 5th grade in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

AMANDA VIRTUE ’13 of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, bought a house!

TREVOR WARREN LYNN ’13 of Warrensburg, Missouri, left active duty Air Force in December, then joined the Air National Guard. He is also currently student teaching at Knob Noster High School in Missouri and will be graduating with his MAT from the University of Central Missouri in May.

ELLIE HEDBERG ’13 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, recently started a new position as a Nursing Station Technician at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. And has applied to a few nursing programs.

CHRISTINA MOONEY ’13 of Chicago, Illinois, writes, “I adopted a corgi puppy and named him after Italian WWII spy Pino Lella.” Christina is just waiting for the day that she wake up and is magically Chrissy Teigen (Lauren thinks it will happen soon).

MEGHAN RAEBEL ’13 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, graduated, got a real job, and was recently blessed with the arrival of two beautiful kittens.

ZACHARY WIELAND ’13 of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and his wife had their son on January 2. He saved up enough vacation to take 4 weeks off from work when she returns to work from maternity leave.

OLIVIA WETZEL ’13 of Watertown, Wisconsin, writes, “Olivia has her MSE in Professional School Counseling. She is the K-5 School Counselor at Rossman Elementary School in Hartford, Wisconsin.

CHRISTINA MOONEY ’13 of Chicago, Illinois, is just waiting for the day that she wake up and is magically Chrissy Teigen. (Lauren thinks it will happen soon)

STEPHANIE WILL ’13 of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, adopted an 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier name Sophie last July. She is also still the school psychologist in Wild Rose.

KEELIN MEESE PETROUSKI ’13 of Columbus, Wisconsin, just had a baby girl in January!

LISA AGUILAR ’13 of Bismarck, North Dakota, writes, “I’m currently completing my dissertation research in North Dakota and in June I’ll start my terminal doctoral internship in Alaska for the 2018-2019 school year.”

TOM ALBRECHT ’13 of Holmen, Wisconsin, went to the dentist for the first time in 10 years. Had 11 fillings done.”

BREANA BUTT FELLINGER ’13 of Omro, Wisconsin, has graduated medical school and begun residency in Family Medicine in Appleton, Wisconsin. She and her husband have purchased a house and are expecting their first child!

ALI PELTIER ’13 of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin has accepted a new position as the Channel Marketing Manager for Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board) promoting Wisconsin Cheese in national retail outlets. She and her boyfriend, Jonathan have moved into a new house in May.

MATTHEW ROHRBECK ’13 of Portage, Wisconsin was reelected to the Columbia County Board of Supervisors as the District 8 Supervisor and accepted a new position in the Wisconsin State Assembly for Representative Joel Kitchens as his research assistant. Matthew was assigned to be the committee clerk for the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding. In May 2018, he graduated with a Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs.

LAUREN OTT ’13 of Minneapolis, Minnesota writes, “We (KYLE GREENE ’15) bought a condo in Downtown Minneapolis. It has three bedrooms and LOTS of space for visitors. (CHARLOTTE LEE WAHLE ’13 can attest!) We also spent a week visiting Seattle with SARAH MOEHRKE ’13 and ROBERTA MARTIN ’12, in March. Highly recommend hanging out with both of them as often as possible. AND made it to the reunion and had a great time hanging out with our class.” Lauren also has an adorable dog with his own instagram account, @theofoxdog and Ali likes every. Single. Photo.

CHARLETTE LEE WAHLE ’13 and her husband Marty are expecting an addition to their family, due in January 2019!