RVC Alums: Please Raise Your Hand!

It never ceases to amaze me at the number of people I meet in the community who share that they are alums of Rock Valley College and the overwhelmingly positive stories they share. In retrospect, that really should not be a surprise at all considering that RVC serves 8,000 degree or certificate-seeking students and provides some aspect of education/training to over 25,000 people every year! Traditionally, individuals have not thought of their local community college as their alma mater. Several of us on campus and others in the profession...

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May 1 Due Date for RVC Foundation Scholarship Applications

While RVC provides one of the most cost-effective college options available, many students still need financial assistance in their pursuit of a college education. With this in mind, the Rock Valley College Foundation offers dozens of private donor scholarships to help students offset the cost of tuition, fees, and books. Although Rock Valley College is a fraction of the cost of a four-year university, expenses for full-time attendance, including books and fees, can approach $2,500 a semester, which is a hardship for many residents of our...

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RVC Foundation conducts survey

The Rock Valley College Foundation was founded in 1979 by visionary community leaders who recognized the College’s valuable role in providing quality higher education at the regional level. The foundation’s mission is to advance and support the priorities of Rock Valley College for quality programs and service to the college district by developing and obtaining financial contributions from private sources. The foundation helps assure the college’s role as a catalyst for improving the quality of life in the community. The foundation adjusts...

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Apply by May 2 for RVC Foundation scholarships

While RVC provides one of the most cost-effective college options available, many students still need financial assistance in their pursuit of a college education. With this in mind, the Rock Valley College Foundation offers dozens of private donor scholarships to help students offset the cost of tuition, fees, and books. Although Rock Valley College is a fraction of the cost of a four-year university, expenses for full-time attendance can approach $2,000 a semester, which is a hardship for many residents of our community. This past year, the...

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Thanks for a star-filled night!

I am delighted that my inaugural blog post is to thank all of our supporters for a wonderful Starry, Starry Night fundraising event to benefit the Rock Valley College Foundation last Friday evening. Over twenty tables full of supporters dressed up as heroes and villains and enjoyed a great night to raise funds to support the foundation. In case you missed the photos, be sure to check them out here. I have only been with the RVC Foundation since November, so it was exciting and heartwarming to see this signature event unfold and to witness...

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