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Better Higher Education

Monday Morning

There were 14 members plus our guest speaker at our Monday meeting. The waitress was our greeter. Dawn had the grace. Charlene sort of had the humor.  Harry and Gary Miller had happy bucks. Dawn announced that the District WI-UM convention is in Fond du lac August 18-20th.  She is looking for attendees and volunteers to work the event. See Dawn for details. Bonnie announced that we are landscaping for Habitat on July 18th. Jackie was a winner and loser. She drew the seven of spades. There are 51 cards left and a pot of $10.00.  Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact John if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Zach Messite, Ripon College President

Zach is the president of Ripon College. In addition, he teaches Government and Politics. Ripon College was founded in 1851. There are 800 students at Ripon. About 2/3 are from Wisconsin. The cost of Ripon is $50,000 per year. The average cost payed by their students is $20,000. They offer thirty five majors. 70% of the students graduate in four years. And 90% of the students are job placed or go on to grad school. Ripon just opened a new Health and Wellness at a cost of $23 million. In addition, they have move both the book store and art gallery to the down town area