|Phi Theta Kappa member Rita Erickson is proof that one can find success and second chances through school. A rough childhood and series of poor choices were leading her down the wrong path, but Erickson found support and camaraderie through RRCC’s Gateway program.
She is now a hard-working student and dedicated mom, described by faculty as upbeat, enthusiastic, and very positive. Erickson said, “Building a better me and inspiring others to do the same has been my biggest accomplishment since attending school.”
Erickson is a work study in the Computer Technology Department for Christie Burton and also a Floral Designer at Albertson's. She plans to attend Regis University for a B.S. in Business Administration and may pursue an MBA after that. When not studying or working, Erickson enjoys time with her two-year old daughter.