Class of 2017 – Fall ’18 Class Letter

Konner Feldhus ’17

303-280-5835 / [email protected]

Winona Holmes Robbins ’17

650-274-9231  / [email protected]

Erin Canon ’17

414-469-5945 / [email protected]

Class Letter:

Being over a year removed from Ripon, we may not think about Ripon every day anymore, but the college is always thinking about the class of 2017! Back in April, on #OneDayRally, President Messitte matched all of the donations from our class. He even keeps in contact with some alumni from our class. This is not something to take lightly; at a lot of big schools, it’s a rarity for any member of administration to give much thought to the most recent class of alumni after graduation day. It was fun seeing all of the social media posts on #OneDayRally. I hope everyone had a great time reminiscing on some fun days in college and maybe you even reached out to someone you hadn’t spoken with for awhile.


When people ask what school I went to and I have to explain that there was only 800 students, their reactions are always PRICELESS. The look of shock on their faces that a college is so small makes me laugh, every time. I’m sure many of you have had the same reaction.  We’re very happy that there is going to be such a large incoming class, apparently, it’s going to be the largest since 2010 with over 270 new students! I’m sure they won’t be as fun as our class… but they can try to live up to us.

We hope that you are all doing well and living your best life, as always, keep in touch!


Class Notes:

HANNAH DAVIDSON ’17 of Mundelein, Illinois has been taking culinary and hospitality classes for the last year to receive her Pastry Chef Assistant certification through the culinary and hospitality program at the College of Lake County and is currently a froster at the Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise in Kildeer, Illinois. She claims that she has been mostly fueled by wine and bundt cake for the past year.


MARIAH EVERTS ’17 of Watertown, Wisconsin is finishing half a year of teaching English in Taiwan and will be heading back to the States to start her journey towards her Naturopathic Doctorate this coming fall.


KONNER FELDHUS ’17 of Des Moines, Iowa began studying medicine at Des Moines University in late July and is enjoying exploring a new city.


MASON STANGL ’17 and NICKIE ZEMAN ’17 of St. Paul, Minnesota got engaged on Christmas Eve and have a new black lab/chihuahua puppy named Lucy. Mason works at Equality as a job coach for individuals with mental barriers. Nickie just finished up her first year of law school and is working at Waldeck Law Firm P.A as a law clerk for the summer.