2014 – Fall ’21 Class Letter

2014 – Fall 2021 Class Letter

Co-Class Agents:

TIM HOLME ’14

(608) 333-9526 / [email protected]

MARA JENSEN POULLETTE ’14

(920)-946-8498 / [email protected]

Greetings, Class of 2014! 

 

Oh boy, what a summer! We hope all of you had a great one as well. As we all know, as summer is ending fall is around the corner and Ripon College students are already back as of August 30th. I am really happy to be writing to you as it brings back a lot of great memories. I am excited to announce that I recently took a new job within the DNR. I am the new Conservation Biologist in the Central Sands region of the state. I still happily live in Portage, Wisconsin, with KATIE WILLIAMS ’13. Now here are other updates from the Class of 2014. 

 

Class Notes:

 

NAOMI JAHN SKULAN ’14 of Morris, Minnesota, writes, “NICK SKULAN ’14 and I welcomed our son, Peter Parker Skulan, to our family on May 3, 2021.” 

 

MAXWELL ROY ’14 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, writes, “I recently began my DrPH program at the Medical College of Wisconsin this fall ’21 semester. CETONIA WESTON ROY ’15 and I began our own real estate LLC and we bought a building on Martin Luther King Drive, just north of downtown Milwaukee, where it will house her business (Niche Book Bar) and a few other ideas we have. Our son, Xavier, just started second grade.” 

 

REBECCA NIEVES BAKKE ’14 of Maple Grove, Minnesota, writes, “ANDREW BAKKE ’14 and I welcome Alexander A. Bakke on February 13, 2021. I am an HR Manager at US LBM Holdings and Andrew is a Senior Software Engineer at Tintri.”

 

SAMANTHA ANGELL EASTBERG ’14 of Marshfield, Wisconsin, writes, “I’m starting my second year of post-doctoral fellowship at the Marshfield Clinic Health System. My husband, Josh, and I are expecting a little boy on November 4, 2021.”

 

BRITTANY LAHAIE BARTLETT ’14 of Campbellsport, Wisconsin, writes, “My husband, Nathan, and I welcomed our sweet daughter, Vivian Rose, to our family on January 6, 2021.”

 

JILL VANEPEREN BEILFUSS ’14 of Fremont, Wisconsin, writes, “My husband, MITCHEL BEILFUSS ’15, and I welcomed our sweet baby girl, Jordyn Alyse, on January 3, 2021.”

MATT LANGE ’14 of Waukesha, Wisconsin, writes, “My wife, Kristi, and I welcomed our beautiful daughter, Gracelynn Lange, into the world on December 1, 2020. I completed my MBA from Colorado State University in the spring of 2021 and am a Senior Supply Management Analyst for Harley-Davidson.”

 

SOPHIA KLINGENBERGER MARTINEZ ’14 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, writes, “CHRISTIAN MARTINEZ ’14 and I were married on June 19, 2021. CHRISTIAN started his Masters in Social Studies Education at the University of Iowa this fall and I am in my sixth year of teaching science and coaching high school volleyball and soccer.”

 

ALI NEMECEK ’14 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, writes, “I graduated from law school at Marquette in May (finally done with school!) and am currently working for Ernst and Young in Milwaukee. My boyfriend, Mike, and I adopted our first fur child, Zadie, a Pitbull/Boxer mix, in June and she has stolen our hearts (and our bed, couch, wallets, and everything else)!”

 

BAILEY BODEEN ’14 of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, writes, “I completed an MS degree in Biology at UW Oshkosh in 2018. From there, I spent time as a research assistant for a contract research facility. I am now navigating life as a 2nd-year doctoral student at UW-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine.”

 

TYLER MESSERSCHMIDT ’14 of Newport News, Virginia, writes, “I am a Field and Laboratory Manager at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Also, I am drug and disease free and I’m looking for any ladies who missed a chance with me during college.”

 

ERIC LANGMAN ’14 of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, writes, “I am teaching science and social studies at Milwaukee Math and Science Academy.”

 

Thank you all for sending updates! They shouldn’t stop there! We encourage all of you to keep sending us your update to share with classmates at any time throughout the year. Please plan to join us for Alumni Weekend next year on June 23-26, 2022. At this past Alumni Weekend in August, there were 29 states represented, including Alaska and Hawaii. It is good to see things returning to normal after a rough 2020. We hope to see all of you at the next Alumni Weekend. Cheers!

 

Sincerely,

TIM HOLME ’14

MARA JENSEN POULLETTE ’14