2020 – Fall ’21 Class Letter

2020 – Fall 2021 Class Letter

Class agents:


(651) 301-9390 / [email protected]


(920) 290-1327 / [email protected]


(303) 807-3662 / [email protected]


(715) 214-8025 / [email protected]

Fellow 2020 classmates, 

It comes with great pleasure to celebrate and share all of life’s exciting updates with each of you. Receiving great news about all that our graduating class is accomplishing is both uplifting and inspiring. As we reconnected at the beginning of August to celebrate our long-awaited Commencement ceremony, we were able to reflect on the memories that made our Ripon experience special, as well as celebrating all that we have accomplished as individuals since our last day on campus. As you read through the updates given by our classmates, know that all of Ripon is celebrating with you on this journey. 

ERIN BARRIE ’20 is now living in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, working for Gordon Flesch Company as a leasing coordinator. She recently became the proud dog mom of Moose and Lucy.

MORGAN DEVINE ’20 of Colby, Wisconsin, has accepted an offer from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington for a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health. In preparation for graduate school, Morgan had been selected to the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) GSEF-Graduate School Exploration Fellowship program, which offered a compensated summer research experience at a Big Ten university in summer 2020. Only two students from each ACM school are typically accepted to the GSEF program.

ERIC DOLL ’20 of West Bend, Wisconsin, will be starting his teaching career at West Bend West High School! 

FORREST GRADE ’20 thoroughly enjoyed Alumni Weekend and our commencement ceremony and looks forward to seeing more of our classmates at Alumni Weekend 2022 (June 23-26, 2022).

AUSTIN HEISELMANN ’20 of Burlington, Wisconsin, is spending post-graduation life flying helicopters as an Officer of the Army. We appreciate you and your servant heart, Austin! 

NOAH HERRIED ’20 of Necedah, Wisconsin, was recently accepted into a Master’s Program at Wisconsin Lutheran and has also accepted a Graduate Assistant coaching position with their baseball program.

BAILEY JERRICK ’20 of Stoughton, Wisconsin, has been working as a set builder for American Girl, in addition to making DIY crafts for their YouTube channel.

ANDREW JOHNSON ’20 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is looking forward to his new role teaching chemistry at St. John’s Northwestern Academies, where he is also the assistant cross country coach.

LINDSEY KARRAS ’20 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has begun her teaching career as a third-grade teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

ABBY KORB ’20 of Washington, D.C., just started the second year of her MA in Political Science at American University in Washington, DC. She recently moved into Washington, D.C. from Maryland, and is going into her second year working at NGPVAN as a Political Research and Sales Coordinator.

MIYE AOKI-KRAMER ’20 recently moved to Seattle, Washington, with her fiancé, STEVEN LANPHIER ’17. She is looking forward to starting her role as an 8th-grade science teacher for the upcoming school year.

ALAURA LEMIEUX ’20 of Luck, Wisconsin, recently accepted a research technologist position at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

MAX MINDIOLA ’20 has started his second year of dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. So far, he has thoroughly enjoyed the various spectacles upon which Omaha prides itself, especially the College World Series.

RACHEL MYERS ’20 of Kansas City, Missouri, will begin her first year of teaching in an elementary school as a music teacher. Additionally, special congratulations to Rachel and her fiancé on their recent engagement! 

ALEXIS RIGGS ’20 of Ripon, Wisconsin, has accepted a graduate school offer from UW-Madison for a Master’s degree in Clinical and Rehabilitation Counseling through the School of Education. Alexis prepared for this next step by focusing academic research on several areas related to accommodations for persons with disabilities and working in an organization offering opportunities for persons in the disability community.

ABEL GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ ’20 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was recently hired at Ripon College as a Technology Support Specialist/Programmer in the Office of Information Technology.

MACKENZIE SWART ’20 of Brookfield, Wisconsin, has been working at the happiest place on earth as a lifeguard at Blizzard Beach through Walt Disney’s College Program. 

EMILY TETZLAFF ’20 has started her second year of Optometry School at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. 

LARYSSA VACLAVIK ’20 of Portage, Indiana, is student-teaching in Portage, Indiana, where she is also the assistant coach of the high school swim team.

ADAM WHITE ’20 of Lombard, Illinois, recently finished an aquatic invasive species removal job in Minocqua, Wisconsin. He is moving to Gainesville, Florida, in the near future to work for GSE Engineering as a construction materials field testing tech.

ZEA WOODS ’20 of Madison, Wisconsin, is taking classes at Colorado State University Online, in addition to working at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

ADAM WRONSKi ’20 has started his first year at Baylor University Graduate School in Waco, Texas. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in Environmental Science. He also thoroughly enjoyed the festivities of Alumni Weekend and greatly looks forward to next year’s events.

CARLEE ZANDER ’20 previously of Manawa, Wisconsin, recently moved to Springfield, Massachusetts to complete her MS in Forensic Psychology at American International College.

We congratulate KAYLIE MARKS WILCOX ’20 and DAKOTA WILCOX ’19 on their marriage! We are so lucky you included Ripon in your special day!

Moving forward we wish you all of the very best! Your Class Agents, along with all of Ripon College, are celebrating throughout all of your accomplishments! We look forward to seeing and experiencing the “life well lived” with all of you. 

Best wishes,