Ripon College is a liberal arts college in Ripon, Wisconsin, USA. As of 2013, Ripon College's student body stood at around 930, the majority of whom live on campus. Students come from 14 nations and 33 states, and 53% are female while 47% are male
Ripon College was founded in 1851, although its first class of students did not enroll until 1853. Ripon's first class, four women, graduated in June, 1867. In 1868 formal ties with Presbyterian and Congregational churches were cut, but Ripon remained somewhat religious for much of its history. During the 19th century students were required to attend two church services each Sunday. The first six presidents of Ripon College had clerical backgrounds, as did the previous president, David Joyce. The college recognized social and academic Greek letter societies in 1924. The Ripon Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was started by Clark Kuebler, who served as president from 1944 to 1955. The National Forensic League, which is still located in Ripon, Wisconsin, was founded at the college in 1925.
Ripon College prepares students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. Our liberal arts curriculum and residential campus create an intimate learning community in which students experience a richly personalized education.
Frank L. Anders, Medal of Honor recipient Jack Ankerson, NFL player Dick Bennett, head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix, Wisconsin Badgers, and Washington State Cougars men's basketball teams Emma H. Blair, class of 1872 ï¿½ editor, translator, and compiler Theodore Brameld, philosopher Halbert W. Brooks, Wisconsin State Assemblyman Dennis Conta, politician and consultant Bernard Darling, NFL player W. R. Davies, second president (1941ï¿½1959) of the University of Wisconsinï¿½Eau Claire Harrison Ford, actor Justice Michael Gableman, class of 1988 ï¿½ Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice 2008ï¿½PresentGeorge Glennie, NFL player Tubby Howard, NFL player Bruno E. Jacob, founder of the National Forensic League Al Jarreau, class of 1962 ï¿½ Grammy award-winning musician Harley Sanford Jones ï¿½ U.S. Air Force general Lewis G. Kellogg ï¿½ Wisconsin State Senator Oscar Hugh La Grange ï¿½ Union Army general Charlie Mathys ï¿½ NFL player for the Hammond Pros and Green Bay Packers James Megellas ï¿½ member of the 82nd Airborne during World War II Elmer A. Morse ï¿½ U.S. Representative Orville W. Mosher ï¿½ Wisconsin State Senator Dick Rehbein ï¿½ NFL assistant coach Charles Rutkowski ï¿½ professional football player Ted Scalissi ï¿½ professional football player Webb Schultz ï¿½ MLB player Champ Seibold ï¿½ NFL player for the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals Wally Sieb ï¿½ NFL player Dave Smith ï¿½ professional football player Harry G. Snyder ï¿½ Wisconsin State Assemblyman and Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Richard Threlkeld ï¿½ Television News Correspondent with CBS News and ABC News Spencer Tracy, class of 1924 Michael Tinkham, superconductivity physicist, class of 1951 Lloyd Wescott ï¿½ New Jersey agriculturalist and civil servant Cowboy Wheeler ï¿½ NFL player Jon Wilcox ï¿½ Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice from 1992-2007 Otto Julius Zobel ï¿½ inventor of the m-derived filter and the Zobel network
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