2018 – Fall ’20 Class Letter

Class Agents:


(763) 706-7473 / [email protected] 


(262) 497-7796 / [email protected]


(920) 539-2935 / [email protected]

Hello Class of 2018! 

We hope that this letter finds you well and that you are all remaining safe and healthy during this dynamic time. Needless to say, the world looks a whole lot different from our last update. For some of us, this may mean working remotely for the first time or coping with the prospect of finding a new career path. For others, working as an essential employee helping to battle the pandemic on the front lines. Regardless of how this pandemic has affected us each individually, we all have had to adapt to our “new normal.” While this letter may be shorter than others we know that everyone is doing their best to stay connected both publicly and privately.

If you’re looking for inspiration or to connect with fellow Ripon Alumni try attending alumni events! You can also visit R Connections online at www.ripon.edu/rconnections/ to stay up to date with all things Ripon College. Have a great start to your Fall/Winter, Class of 2018!

Class notes:

JAKE BAUS ’18 of Mount Calvary, WI is finishing his final year of clinical rotations in the doctor of physical therapy program at University of Wisconsin Madison.

LEAH BLAZKOVEC ’18 of Algoma, WI started occupational therapy school at University of Wisconsin Lacrosse and will graduate in December 2022.

CEANNA CAELWAERTS ’18 of Suamico, WI graduated in May with her master’s in social work from University of Wisconsin Madison. She has spent most of the summer enjoying time in Madison by working remotely, going for endlessly long walks, and safely spending time with loved ones. She will be moving to Green Bay, Wisconsin later this month to start work as an elementary school social worker.

HOLLY ERICKSON ’18 of Racine, WI recently completed U.S. Navy A School and started C School for her rate. She is hoping to be stationed on a ship in early fall.

LAUREN HINCE ’18 of Chicago, IL was furloughed from her job at Groupon and has been using this time to catch up on search for new job opportunities, discover new hobbies, and re-connect with people.

ELEANORE MUELLER ’18 of Port Washington, WI has been spending quarantine wedding planning and golfing with soon-to-be husband, ANDREW WOOD ’16.

SAMANTHA RAYGO ’18 of Milwaukee, WI is entering her third and final year of law school this fall and also got engaged this spring.

PATRICK “PATCH” HOFFMAN ’18 of Oconomowoc, WI is engaged to VERONICA DELISLE ’17.

REBECCA STENZ LINKE ’18 of Eland, WI is currently working as a senior underwriter for home improvement loans. She has also started building a financial advising business with her spouse and fellow alumnus, BRANT LINKE ’18.

Sending everyone our best,