Amie Croteau was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was living there with her husband, her mother-in-law and two children, when her husband was offered a dream job opportunity in software development at a company in Boyertown PA. So they sold their home and relocated to Sinking Spring in the summer of 2015.
An entrepreneur at heart, Amie planned to continue developing her multi-level marketing business in Pennsylvania. But after settling into her new home, she soon realized there were greater opportunities available to foster her appetite for success. But in order to capitalize on these opportunities she needed to further her college education. After hearing about the excellent academic programs and student success stories emerging from Reading Area Community College, she decided to enroll.
With the encouragement and guidance from key members of the RACC faculty, particularly Brian Savage, Dr. Danelle Bower, Dr. Donna Singleton and Dr. Christopher Costello, Amie immersed herself, and soon thrived in the RACC culture.
She quickly became an inspiration to all of those around her by challenging them to raise the expectations of themselves in both academic success and personal growth. These leadership traits carry the trademark of a student who cares about her future and the future of everyone around her.
In addition to her coursework in attaining her AA in Business Administration and AAS in Web Development, Amie became a fixture in RACC student organizations and programs. She has:
- Completed an internship position with the Big Brother/Big Sisters of Berks County
- Became a Student-Certified Leader
- Served as the PTK Public Relations Officer
- Served as a class mentor for the Web App Development program students
- Served as Web Master for RACCs’s nationally-acclaimed publication The Front Street Journal
- Served as a developer for the RACC Real Life website
When Amie is not on or around the RACC campus, she finds time to give back to her new community. She became a Juliette Girl Scout Leader, assists in the local Boy Scout troop, and is the videographer for the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.
Most recently, Amie earned the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship and Named 2018 Phi Theta Kappa New Century Scholar.
She will use her scholarship to attend Penn State University to acquire a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology degree this fall.