President Messitte addresses coup, supports students and alumni from Myanmar

On Feb. 1, the military of Myanmar seized control of the country following a general election. You may reference this story from the BBC for more information.

At the request of several Ripon College students and alumni from Myanmar, President Zach Messitte has sent this letter to United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to “do everything that you can to protect democracy in Myanmar.”

In the last decade, Ripon has graduated more students from Myanmar than from any other country outside the United States.

“On behalf of our Burmese students and alumni, we stand with the people of Burma in their aspirations for democracy, freedom, peace and development,” writes Messitte.


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