NIU Engineering@RVC Graduates First Class and Celebrates Progress

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516 Event Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Event Contact: Kelly Cooper, (815) 921-4092 The Rockford region is three steps closer to having its own homegrown engineering workforce, as the first graduates of NIU Engineering @ RVC have picked up their diplomas. In fall 2015, higher education, industry and community leaders came together to develop a collaborative workforce development solution to the region’s looming engineering shortage.  Today, Rockford area students can earn an NIU B.S. in Mechanical...

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Rock Valley College Named One of 150 Top US Community Colleges Eligible to Compete for $1 Million Dollar Aspen Prize

Rock Valley College was recently named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. Rock Valley College was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize. Awarded every two years since 2011, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree...

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Rock Valley College Named One of 150 Top US Community Colleges Eligible to Compete for $1 Million Dollar Aspen Prize

Rock Valley College was recently named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. Rock Valley College was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize. Awarded every two years since 2011, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree...

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RVC Foundation Partners on Community Scholarship Fair

The Rock Valley College Foundation is once again partnering with the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and the Rockford Public Library to sponsor a Community Scholarship Fair. The fair will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mendelssohn Hall (406 N. Main St. in Rockford). The Community Scholarship Fair is a free event that provides students of all ages and citizenship status with information on scholarships. Representatives from numerous local organizations will be available to speak to students and advise...

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RVC Community and Continuing Education Offering Welding for Beginners

Rock Valley College Community and Continuing Education is offering an eight-session Welding for Beginners course this fall at the Stenstrom Center for Career Education. The class is offered on Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. beginning October 7 and running through December 2. This hands-on course is designed for beginning welders as an introduction to welding and cutting, including theory, set-up and operation of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMA W/stick), MIG (wire), TIG (heli-arc), Plasma cutting, Oxyfuel cutting (OFC), and equipment and...

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