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Every year, the College holds an Awards Convocation to recognize outstanding merit and achievement among students and faculty members. It was an honor to bring back in-person celebrations by hosting an evening for the Ripon College community and award recipients’ guests on April 20, 2022.

You can review award recipients and societies below. Full award descriptions are available in the catalog on page 220.


Award TitleAward Recipient
Achievement Award in AnthropologyAlyssa N. Naber '22, Rebecca L. Rossen '22
Achievement Award in Art and Art HistoryRae Klancnik '22
Achievement Award in BiologyCydney J. Pittenger '22, Kelsi A. Morris '22
Achievement Award in Chemistry-BiologyBrianna M. Bembenek '22
Achievement Award in CommunicationZoe R. Hazel '22
Achievement Award in Educational StudiesEmma Klaiber '22, Alexander J. Coleman '22
Achievement Award in Environmental StudiesKasey Weingart '22
Achievement Award in Exercise ScienceEmily M. Rigden '22
Achievement Award in HistoryAllison R. Slowiak '22
Achievement Award in MathematicsBreanna E. Ollech '22
Achievement Award in Physical ScienceCaroline A. Flesch '23
Achievement Award in Politics and GovernmentPayton L. Rahn '22, Preston C. Wurtz '22
Achievement Award in PsychobiologyLogan K. Zeinert '22
Achievement Award in PsychologyPreston C. Wurtz '22
Achievement Award in ReligionSarah Weber '22
Achievement Award in SociologyAlyssa N. Naber '22
Achievement Award in SpanishGuadalupe Áviles '22
Achievement in FinanceKolton P. Osterman '23
Alumni Association Senior AwardLydia G. Wiley Deal '22, Solangel Gonzalez '22
American Association of University Women Awards: Mary Eva Webster Junior AwardKara L. Vande Brink '22
Bruce Martz Endowed Music AwardKylar L. Kinyon '23
Class of 1991 AwardKiana L. Fall '23
Clifford Crump, Phi Beta Kappa AwardJacob Oppeneer '24, Madeline Clark '23
David L. Harris Memorial Award (Student Senate)Inesha P. A. Wiseman '22
Deans’ AwardKathryn N. Gramit '22
Donald Bruening, Class of 1962, PrizeSarah Weber '22
Dr. Charles Nichols Award in BiologyGemma F. Krause '22
Dr. Edwin W. Webster, Class of 1919, Scholarship (History)Gemma R. Koester-Jess '23, Sarah G. Nakis '23
Erroll B. Davis Minority Achievement AwardSolangel Gonzalez '22
Ethel E. Lyon '12 Graduate Scholarship In EnglishPayton L. Rahn '22
Faculty/Staff Mentor AwardAssociate Professor of Physics Christina Othon
Franzen Center for Academic Success Outstanding Tutor AwardKathryn N. Gramit '22
Guy and Maud Russell, Classes of 1911 and 1917, Chemistry AwardAbigail M. Stitgen '22
James Underkofler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate TeachingAssociate Professor of English Ann Pleiss Morris
Jeff A. Thompson AwardLorenzo Kaipo Magsayo '23
John Storzer Graduate Study AwardEmily M. Rigden '22
Lucile Mosling Grams Music ScholarshipClaire B. Lefeber '23
Mary Eva Webster Senior AwardSkylar M. Kotlarz '22
May Bumby Severy '08 AwardAssociate Professor of Psychology Julia E. Manor
Milton H. Westhagen Award In EconomicsRyan R. Steffes '23
Pierre Guiet Prize in EnglishKaitlyn M. Von Behren '22
Ripon College Mathematics and Computer Science AwardLevi J. Keen '24
Ripon Education Foundation AwardMikayla L. Flyte '23
Samuel N. Pickard AwardPayton L. Rahn '22, Cormac J. Madigan '22
Senior Business Management PrizeMichael J. Burke '23
Senior Class AwardProfessor of Psychology Joe W. Hatcher
Student Leadership AwardSarah Weber '22, Kai L. Liptow '23, Kassidy R. Walters '22, Euegene E. Pliska '22, Bren K. Davis '22
Student Organization Leadership AwardBlack Student Union - Inesha P. A. Wiseman '22, Queer Straight Alliance - Ren L. Zwaschka '22, Ripon College Gaming Club - Samara F. Kusztyb '22, Society of Physics Students - Lydia G. Wiley Deal '22, Investment Club - Kolton P. Osterman '23
The Peter Mattiacci '58 AwardDrew J. Jorgensen '23
Theatre Achievement AwardLindsey A. Wigand '22, Logan K. Zeinert '22
William Harley Barber Award (Physics)John P. Poulakos '22

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