Stevie LeeSenior Spotlight: Stevie Lee

When senior Stevie Lee first left the nearly-Mediterranean climate of his home city, Vallejo, Calif., he didn’t go far. The gentle breezes of the San Pablo Bay were only an hour away from Santa Rosa Junior College, where he started his post-secondary education 

After transferring to Rocky Mountain College his sophomore year, though, Stevie put more than 17 hours between himself and the warm sea breeze, which was exactly what he wanted.

“Coming to RMC gave me the opportunity to get away from stuff back home and have a new experience,” he says 

Playing wide receiver and working toward a sports management major, Stevie worked hard at RMC, disciplining himself in preparation for life after graduation. He advises future students to do the same.

“Take advantage of study hall and the time you get to meet with your teachers,” he says. “My previous school was a lot bigger than [RMC], so you were just a number, not a student, and most teachers didn’t care who you were.”

Stevie found that RMC welcomed student-athletes as individuals, not as numbers on the field.

“[Football] allows you to meet more people,” he says. “It helps you become a part of the community.”

After leaving the sunny San Pablo Bay to find inspiration in a new experience three years ago, Stevie looks forward to returning to California after graduation. He plans to coach football or baseball at the high school or college level, and at the end of his post-secondary education, Stevie will leave behind the rocky rims of Billings, Mont., and make the 17-hour trek back home.