Alumni & Friends

You are an alumni if you graduated or attended college in Austin, Albert Lea, or Owatonna at Riverland Community College, or one of its predecessors.

This includes Albert Lea Area Vocational Technical Institute, Albert Lea/Mankato Technical College, Albert Lea Technical College, Albert Lea Technical Institute, Austin Area Vocational School, Austin Community College, Austin Junior College, Austin State Junior College, Austin Technical College, Austin Technical Institute, Minnesota Riverland Technical College, Owatonna Extension Center/Austin State Junior College, Owatonna TTC, and South Central Technical College/Albert Lea.

Back in the early 1940s, Rueben Meland, Dean of Austin Junior College, created the first alumni newsletter.

It was titled “Alumnews,” and it quickly became an important communication for our students, alumni, and faculty. It kept those at home in touch with those who served their country during WWII and vice-versa.

Today, we continue the Alumni Newsletter tradition.

Meanderings is all about you! Reading and contributing to its content is a great way to get involved and stay in touch with your fellow alumni.

Whether you graduated last year or have been away for a long time, we have something that will interest you! Attend an athletic event, concert, or play, become a mentor,complete the Alumni Sign-up/Information update, join the Alumni & Friends Committeemake a donation, participate in the annual Booster, Doherty, or Circle of Friends golf tournaments, recommend Riverland to someone you know, submit your stories, ideas, and photos to for publication, travel with faculty, staff, and students, and visit the links we have provided for you.