Brandon Peace

Ripon College

Brandon Peace personifies the core values of intellectual inquiry, integrity, stewardship, and service that Ripon College works to instill in its students. He participates in the Foundation Walk for the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, rings bells during the holidays for the Salvation Army, coaches youth baseball camps, assists in holiday book drives, and participates in the St. Ben’s Community Meal Program. In addition, Brandon contributes to the ALS Association of Wisconsin and the Live Like Lou Foundation.

On campus, Brandon is a member of the Order of Omega, a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa, holds the position of warden for the Wisconsin Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta, is a member of the 2024 Ripon College Senior Class Gift Committee, and is a member of the Ripon College 1851 Club, a philanthropic organization that supports Ripon College’s mission and provides resources for the enhancement of campus life. Moreover, Brandon has been named to the dean’s list three times and Academic All-Midwest Conference twice.

In 2023, Brandon became one of Ripon’s go-to guys out of the bullpen and had the ability to spot-start. He was second on the team in appearances and was almost always used in high-leverage situations.

“This is my twenty-third-year coaching at Ripon College, and Brandon has proven to be one-of-a-kind. He is easily one of the most loyal and simply all-around generally great people I have ever coached. He is continually looking for things that will benefit the greater good and will always give you everything he has to offer. His all-around college experience is simply the tip of the iceberg for his impact as he moves beyond his college years.”

—Eric Cruise, Head Baseball Coach, Ripon

“Brandon is excelling academically as a double major in business management and exercise science with a minor in sociology. He has received multiple awards showcasing his academic and athletic success, and he assumes leadership roles on the field, in the classroom, and within the campus community. I am particularly impressed with his recognition of the importance of philanthropy; I was delighted to award him the unique honor as an undergraduate member of the Ripon College 1851 Club, reflecting his own giving and his role on the Ripon College Class Gift Committee.”

—Dr. Victoria N. Folse, Ripon College President