Committee Members

The purpose of the Alumni & Friends Committee is to foster the interests of our alumni.

You are one of our most valued assets, and we want to keep you informed and involved with your alma mater. We can assist you with planning and hosting alumni events such as reunions, plays, concerts, athletic events, and receptions.

Roger Boughton

Roger Boughton 

Friend of the college; awarded honorary Riverland degree in 2000

Education: B.S. at Westminster College, Masters from University of Toledo and Doctor in Education from Western Michigan University
Family: wife Cheryl, one son and one daughter, all earned degrees at Riverland
Career: retired; former Riverland Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs
Community: Minnesota Board of Psychology, SE MN Area Agency on Aging,  Austin Symphony, KSMQ Public Television, Austin Community Band
Interests: sailing, tennis, swimming and hiking

Alice Holst

Alice Holst

Alum of Austin Junior College, 1965

Hometown: Albert Lea, MN
Education: Albert Lea High School, Winona State College, Austin Junior College, AIB School of Banking at University of Madison and PhD from the school of hard knocks
Family: husband Al, five children and six grandchildren
Career: retired, former US Bancorp Austin Branch President; works part time at the Development Corporation of Austin and Clasen-Jordan Mortuary
Community: Riverland Community College Foundation, Summerset Theater
Interests: mowing the lawn on her John Deere, singing and acting

John Weikum

John Weikum

Alum of Austin Community College, 1978

Hometown: Austin, MN
Education: Austin Community College, Iowa State University and Minnesota State University Mankato 
Family: wife Mary (also an Austin Community College Alum) and three children
Career: Corporate Sales at Games People Play in Austin
Community: Austin Youth Basketball Coach, Austin High School Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee
Interests: motorcycles and golf

Tom Wuertz

Tom Wuertz

Alum of Austin Community College, 1988

Hometown: Austin, MN
Education: Austin High School, Austin Community College and St. Cloud State University
Family: wife Shellie and three daughters
Career: Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management in Austin
Community: Austin Noon Lions, Big Brothers Big Sisters, March of Dimes, Faith Evangelical Free Church, Austin Youth Soccer Coach
Interests: music and sports

Melanie Miland

Melanie (Bayer) Miland

Hometown: Austin, MN

Education: Austin High School; Austin Community College; Minnesota State University Mankato

Family: husband Ken (also an Austin Community College Alum) and two daughters

Career: Environmental Specialist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, State of Minnesota

Community: Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Public Schools & JC Hormel Nature Center volunteer, Red Cross instructor, swim instructor & coach

Interests: hiking, music, nature, swimming


Contact Information

  • Kim Nelson
    Riverland Alumni Association
    Austin Campus Office A206
    1900 8th Ave NW
    Austin, MN 55912