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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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The Future of Engineering in Rockford

Aug 31, 2017 @ 6:00 PM Diane Sennebogen diane.brock@utas.utc.com Woodward Technology Center (WTC) Room 1322 Gina Caronna, Dean of Career and Technical Education and Community Outreach for Rock Valley College will be the guest speaker at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Rock River Valley Section Meeting on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Rock Valley College’s Woodward Technology Center. Ms. Caronna will speak about the NIU at RVC engineering program offered at RVC, the future of engineering and manufacturing, and on...

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5th Annual Rock River Off-Season Competition Gives Back!

R2OC to Offer Scholarships, Grant Money as Event Expands to 36 Teams ROCKFORD, IL – Giving back and growth highlight the fifth annual Rock River Off-season Competition (R2OC), a premier robotics event presented by UTC Aerospace Systems and Woodward. Under the stewardship of a local nonprofit volunteer board and committee, R2OC, a certified 501(c)(3) organization, will for the first time offer up to four $1,000 scholarships to 2017 R2OC student participants—a $4,000 total commitment split evenly between R2OC and Rock Valley College...

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