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RCTC Outstanding Alumni - 2012
The RCTC Foundation kicked off Homecoming with an Outstanding Alumni event on September 21, 2012 at Ron’s Place in Rochester. As part of the
festivities, a vote was conducted to select the “2012 Outstanding Alum” from a pool of three remarkable graduates. Our grand winner, and the 2012
Outstanding Alumni title went to Alyce Tidball, a 1969 graduate.
2012 Oustanding Alumni - Alyce Tidball
Alyce Tidball graduated high school in Plainview, MN and then went on to attend Rochester Junior College. Alyce continued her education at the University of Minnesota, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. She then taught for a year in the US Virgin Islands and for another year in Aberdeen, Scotland before joining the Peace Corps. She worked for two years as a Home Extension Agent in Paraguay, teaching rural women and girls’ basic homemaking skills. Alyce attended graduate school at Southern Methodist University, where she earned an MBA, and at Thunderbird School of Global Management, where she earned a Master’s degree in International Management. After three years of working in the private sector in Mexico City, Alyce joined the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer.
Now the Director for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the US Consulate General in Jerusalem, Alyce and her team have contributed significantly to the establishment and implementation of security sector reform and the development and operation of the criminal justice sector in the West Bank. In 2011, she was awarded the Department of State's prestigious Warren Christopher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Affairs. Alyce has served at U.S. Embassies in Kabul, London, Paris, Brussels, Canberra, Mexico City, San Salvador, and Bogota.
1st Runner Up - John Haberman
The first runner up in a very close match was John Haberman, a 1967 graduate of Rochester Junior College. John went on to obtain a PhD in physical chemistry with a minor in physics, and completed postdoctoral work in the chemistry department at Cornell University. John has worked at the US Naval Research Laboratory in
Washington DC; the Computer Sciences Corporation, System Sciences Division in Silver Springs, MD and was detailed to NASA. He has been involved in two major planetary missions and has worked on many other planetary and atmospheric research projects
2nd Runner Up - Jeff Munneke
Jeff attended RCTC from 1982- 1984, and is now employed as the Vice President of Fan Experience and
Community Basketball for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx teams.