Honorary Degree Recipients

Honory Degree Recipient Date of Award Degree Awarded Profession at time degree was awarded
Timothy McManimon May 1998 Honorary Associate of Arts Degree

President, Well Fargo Bank (Owatonna)

Nancy VanderWaerdt May 1999 Honorary Associate of Arts Degree Business owner (Albert Lea) and Riverland Community College Foundation board member
Dan Dorman May 2000 Honorary Associate of Arts Degree Business owner (Albert Lea), state representative, and Riverland Community College Foundation board member
Roger Boughton May 2000 Honorary Associate of Arts Degree Retired Vice President of Academic Affairs, Riverland Community College and Riverland Community College Foundation board member
Elliot Dubinsky May 2001 Honorary Associate of Arts Degree Business owner (Austin) and Riverland Community College Foundation benefactor
Allan Larson May 2002 Honorary Associate of Arts Degree Owner, Larson Contracting Inc. (Austin) and Riverland Community College Foundation board member
Jim Wendorff May 2003 Honorary Associate of Arts Degree Vice President of Human Resources, Viracon (Owatonna) and Riverland Community College Foundation board member
Jeffrey Kritzer May 2005 Honorary Associate of Arts Degree Attorney, Hormel Foods Inc. (Austin) and Riverland Community College Foundation board member
Steve Waldhoff May 2007 Honorary Associate of Arts Degree Chief Administrative Officer, Albert Lea Medical Center (Albert Lea)
Gauher “Mo” Mohammad May 2009 Honorary Doctor of Education Vice President, Doherty Staffing Solutions (Owatonna) and Riverland Community College Foundation board member
Richard L. Knowlton May 2011 Honorary Doctor of Education Chair of The Hormel Foundation and former President/CEO of Hormel Foods, Inc. (Austin)
Terrance N. Dilley May 2013 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Riverland Community College Instructor and Faculty Emeritus
Bonnie Besse Rietz May 2015 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Bonnie Bessie Rietz currently serves on the Riverland community College Foundation Board of Directors, The Hormel Foundation Board of Directors (vice-chair), and the Blandin Foundation Board of Trustees.