Class of 2022: Mattie Ryback ’22

We celebrate the Class of 2022, what they have achieved during their years at Ripon and what they hope to achieve in the next chapter of their lives.

Mattie Ryback ’22 of New Berlin, Wisconsin, majored in theatre with a minor in English. She next will be participating in a work travel program in Canada.

“The most important lesson I’ve learned at Ripon is to wear your heart on your sleeve and always be kind and confident,” she says. “You never know who’s watching and who knows, you might just inspire someone.”

She adds, “It’s crazy to think that when I started as a first-year it felt like graduation was a million years away and now I feel like the last four years went by so fast.”

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