Rochester Community and Technical College

Historical Timeline


  • The 1948 Basketball Team.

  • Textbooks from 1948.

  • Del Thurber.

  • Cheerleaders from 1953.

  • The 1953 Golf Team.

  • The 1954 Tennis Team.

  • Charlie Hill began his tenure as the College's leader in 1953 and left in 1982.

  • The Evening Community College advertised "Educational Opportunities for Adults."

  • Joe Rochenbach

  • Mary Goette

  • The October 9, 1950, edition of Newsweek featured a special report on Rochester.

  • The College is recognized in a "Lifelong Learning" section of the Newsweek article.

  • The Newsweek article continues.

  • The 1,600 enrollment number was featured in a 1947 issue of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

  • Walter Bateman

  • The Chorus

  • Homecoming activities captured student interest and participation during this period.

  • The 1947 Homecoming Queen was Mary Jo Gerlicher Pappas.

  • Phi Theta Kappa during this period.