2017 Spring ’23 Class Letter

Happy 2023! Everyone, everywhere, has had an especially cold start to the new year. Hope you all stay warm and safe from any crazy March/April blizzards! Luckily, it will be warm by our next Alumni Weekend, which takes place June 22 through 25. Would be awesome to see familiar faces just like last year!

More information about the event and activities occurring during Alumni Weekend will be available at Ripon.edu in the upcoming months. There are room blocks at Heidel House in Green Lake (Book here) and at Cobblestone Suites in Ripon (Call 920.748.5500).

On that note, there are other times we could catch up, albeit in smaller groups. These are the Presidential Welcome Receptions happening in cities all over the U.S. Visit alumni.ripon.edu to find out if there is a date near you in the coming months so you can meet Dr. Folse! Hope to hear about lots of fun little gatherings. Take care and stay warm!

Class Notes:

EMMA BRONSON ‘17 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed her PHR exam. She and PAYTON BLESSING ‘19 are planning a trip in April to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago.

KONNER FELDHUS ‘17 of Denver, Colorado, is beginning cardiology research as he continues general internal medicine training.

BEN VALDEZ-HEMPEL ‘17 of Washington, D.C., would like to report everything is the same.

MICHAELA MYERS ‘17 of Broomfield, Colorado, writes: “My name is Michaela Myers and I graduated from Ripon College in 2017 with a BA in Psychology, which I use to work with at-risk youth in residential treatment in and around Denver, CO.”

BEN VORPAHL ‘17 of Portage, Wisconsin, has joined the Seubert Family Dentistry Team in Portage, Wisconsin.

Konner ‘17

Emma ‘17

P.S. There will be a special giving event in conjunction with inauguration weekend, April 20-23, to celebrate Ripon’s 14th President, Victoria N. Folse, and the exciting momentum happening within our campus community. This event will be an extension of the #OneDayRally brand and experience. Stay tuned for more information. We look forward to your participation!