Congratulations, graduates!

It is one of my favorite times of the year, Graduation week at Rock Valley College.  This is a great time to look back at where we started and orient ourselves to where are going next.  First off, congratulations to all of our greater Rockford area graduates!  It is at these times that we stop and thank all of those who have helped us reach this milestone; family, friends, instructors, and many others.  Second, graduation is really not the end, but rather the beginning of putting to use all of the good work we have just spent the last several...

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Spring fever? Think summer and fall!

The warmth of spring has many of us thinking about planning vacations and spending time outside. I would like to invite you to also consider spending some time thinking about and planning your own education. Rock Valley College has a lot going on right now to help you explore your interests and your educational options. On April 22 and 23, we invite you to ‘Explore RVC’. Stop by to learn about our degree programs and the variety of student support services available to make your experience successful. You can also get tips for starting and...

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Think Spring . . . Registration

As fall turns to winter, colleges and universities start thinking spring. Spring registration is underway at Rock Valley College and most other institutions in the area. If you are considering starting your college career, returning to college after a break, or looking for opportunities to build current or new skill sets, the time to register is now.  Spring registration is a fairly simple process, but getting a start on it now is critical.  Waiting too long usually results in your preferred course filled with other students and no seats left...

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College Night is a great beginning

So were you among the 3000-plus future students or family members to attend the October 5 College Night at Rock Valley College? If you were, then congratulations! You were treated to a unique opportunity to visit with college and university representatives from more than 130 campuses.  College Nights, whether at RVC or elsewhere provide a great change to learn more about degree options, scholarship potential, transferability, and to get a sense at just how many options and possibilities truly exist.  The goal now should be to take stock of...

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Students of Color summit

For several months, a group of dedicated members from Rock Valley College and the local community have joined forces to plan an Inaugural Student of Color Summit (S.O.C) scheduled for Friday, September 9 from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the Ellis Arts Academy. The Summit’s theme is focused around Becoming Invincible: Putting on Your Armor – Combating Power and Oppression. The goal is to engage men and women of color 16 years or older by giving them information and tools to forge a shield of consciousness for addressing experiences...

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