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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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Meet the RVC Presidential Finalists

At the College we hear daily about the importance of our contributions and our impact on the region. We agree. The students we serve today are tomorrow’s employees, leaders, parents, and citizens. The person who will be selected as our new president will be asked to lead the College as it grows and evolves to meet the needs of our community. Whoever that person will be, he or she would welcome the opportunity to hear from you. We invite you to meet our remaining finalists on March 20 and March 26 from 6-8pm at community forums open to...

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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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No class for seniors? Explore RVC!

State testing next week means many high school seniors don’t have class. These are great opportunities to learn more about colleges without using a visit day from school. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Rock Valley College, we invite you to sign up to Explore RVC on April 24. Of course, potential students are welcome any time . . . just visit the Information Center on the main campus in the Student Center. For more information on Explore RVC or a visit any time, call 815-921-4250. We’re anxious to...

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Rock Valley College welcomes veterans

Rock Valley College’s Veterans Association is hosting the second annual Veterans Education & Benefits Fair on Wednesday, April 17 from 9-2 in the Student Center Atrium on the RVC main campus. This event is an opportunity to learn about educational benefits, scholarship opportunities, and medical benefits, and also meet with local representatives of support programs in the Rockford area for veterans. Rock Valley College has routinely been named a military friendly institution. For questions: Contact Jerry Egilske, President of the Veterans...

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Don’t delay! It’s scholarship season at Rock Valley College!

RVC is clearly one of the most cost-effective college options around, but many students still need financial assistance. The Rock Valley College Foundation offers dozens of private donor scholarships to help students offset the cost of tuition, fees, and books.  This past year, the RVC Foundation was able to award over $136,000 in scholarships to help finance the education of more than 150 students. Applications are currently posted online here. Students who submit a scholarship application by May 1, 2013 will be eligible for scholarships for...

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