The purpose of the Alumni & Friends Committee is to foster the interests of our alumni.
You are one of our most valued assets, and we want to keep you informed and involved with your alma mater. We can assist you with planning and hosting alumni events such as reunions, plays, concerts, athletic events, and receptions.
Friend of the college; awarded honorary Riverland degree in 2000
Education: B.S. at Westminster College, Masters from University of Toledo and Doctor in Education from Western Michigan University Family: wife Cheryl, one son and one daughter, all earned degrees at Riverland Career: retired; former Riverland Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs Community: Minnesota Board of Psychology, SE MN Area Agency on Aging, Austin Symphony, KSMQ Public Television, Austin Community Band Interests: sailing, tennis, swimming and hiking
Alum of Austin Junior College, 1965
Hometown: Albert Lea, MN Education: Albert Lea High School, Winona State College, Austin Junior College, AIB School of Banking at University of Madison and PhD from the school of hard knocks Family: husband Al, five children and six grandchildren Career: retired, former US Bancorp Austin Branch President; works part time at the Development Corporation of Austin and Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Community: Riverland Community College Foundation, Summerset Theater Interests: mowing the lawn on her John Deere, singing and acting
Alum of Austin Community College, 1978
Hometown: Austin, MN Education: Austin Community College, Iowa State University and Minnesota State University Mankato Family: wife Mary (also an Austin Community College Alum) and three children Career: Corporate Sales at Games People Play in Austin Community: Austin Youth Basketball Coach, Austin High School Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee Interests: motorcycles and golf
Alum of Austin Community College, 1988
Hometown: Austin, MN Education: Austin High School, Austin Community College and St. Cloud State University Family: wife Shellie and three daughters Career: Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management in Austin Community: Austin Noon Lions, Big Brothers Big Sisters, March of Dimes, Faith Evangelical Free Church, Austin Youth Soccer Coach Interests: music and sports
Melanie (Bayer) Miland
Hometown: Austin, MN
Education: Austin High School; Austin Community College; Minnesota State University Mankato
Family: husband Ken (also an Austin Community College Alum) and two daughters
Career: Environmental Specialist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, State of Minnesota
Community: Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Public Schools & JC Hormel Nature Center volunteer, Red Cross instructor, swim instructor & coach