Class of 2021: Aliena Walls

We celebrate the Class of 2021, what they have achieved during their years at Ripon and what they hope to achieve in the next chapter of their lives.

Aliena Walls ’21 of Madison, Wisconsin, is majoring in English with a minor in communication. She will be studying for a master of fine arts in writing through an online program with Lindenwood University.

“The most important lesson that I have learned from Ripon College is to never be afraid to ask for assistance, whether that is to a fellow student, professor or staff member,” she says. “Everyone is always willing to help you to the best of their abilities. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.”

She says she appreciates all the great memories she has created with people who will be friends for life.

To read stories about other members of the Class of 2021, visit

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