Quilt tells story of generations at RCTC

Carole J. Amy graduated from RCC in 1988 – this is her story.

AmyQuilt_July2015_30I am so proud to be an alumnus of this education institution. My family has three generations of RCC and RCTC graduates. We have all succeeded in life and in our careers thanks to an excellent educational foundation through this college.

My story began when my sons, Dale and Dennis Amy, graduated from Mazeppa High School in 1981 and 1983, respectively. They attended RCC for their AA degrees and played basketball for the Yellowjackets. In 1989, my daughter, Karen Amy, graduated from Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School and also enrolled at RCC. She played volleyball for the Yellowjackets. Some of my best memories include watching my kids play sports and earn their degrees from this college. The education and sports environment set them on the right track for a successful life and successful careers.

As I watched my kids enjoy college life, it awakened a hunger for education that had been repressed while I raised my family. I enrolled in 1986, a very non-traditional student, and began my college quest. I earned my AA degree from RCC in 1988 and earned my BS in Business from Winona State University in 1991. This educational experience gave me a wonderful 22-year career at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester.

In the last eight years, I have been fortunate to watch my grandchildren graduate from RCTC. Joshua, Ariel, and Riley have all earned their AA degrees from this college continuing our family legacy. Riley Amy played basketball for the RCTC Yellowjackets during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. It was a wonderful time for me to relive all those sports memories following his team to another Minnesota state title.

This quilt is a commemorative to all the wonderful years our family enjoyed through RCTC college life.

Note: The quilt received a blue ribbon at the Olmsted County Fair!


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