Rock Valley College
50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

Rock Valley College celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015! All year long we honored our 50 years by sharing parts of our history through our 50th Fridays series, and a number of exciting events were also held throughout the year!


50th Anniversary Events
 

Ice Cream Social
 

We had gorgeous weather and an amazing turnout for our 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Social on May 7, 2015. Students, faculty, staff, and the community enjoyed some ice cream on a beautiful spring day. Some lucky folks even got a picture taken with our mascot, Arvee!

50th Anniversary Ice Cream Social!

Posted by Rock Valley College on Thursday, May 7, 2015

 

The Sound of Music Outdoor Movie
 

As part of our year-long celebration we presented a free outdoor showing of the 1965 Best Picture Academy Award winner The Sound of Music (also celebrating its 50th anniversary) on Saturday, August 8, 2015. We had a nice crowd on hand and it was a beautiful night to be outside!

As part of our year-long celebration we presented a free outdoor showing of the 1965 Best Picture Academy Award winner...

Posted by Rock Valley College on Friday, October 9, 2015

 

Golden Futures 5K
 

Over 130 participants came out for our inaugural Golden Futures 5K and 1 mile walk which kicked off our "A Day at RVC" 50th anniversary celebration on September 12, 2015!

Runners/walkers got to run the campus of Rock Valley College as we celebrate 50 Years serving our community! The...

Posted by Rock Valley College on Saturday, September 12, 2015

 

A Day at RVC
 

"A Day at RVC" was a full day of activities and festivities for the whole family! Hundreds from the community turned out in support and celebration of our 50th anniversary on September 12, 2015. There was a 5K race, kids games, robotics demonstrations, academic program presentations, RVC men's and women's soccer games, RVC volleyball, baseball, and softball alumni games, local band performances, and fireworks!

A Day at RVC was held on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our 50th anniversary.Photos from the RVC Golden Futures 5K can be found here: http://on.fb.me/1FzX4St

Posted by Rock Valley College on Saturday, September 26, 2015

 

Where Dreams Take Flight - 50th Anniversary Gala
 

The culminating event for our year-long celebration was the RVC Foundation's Where Dreams Take Flight Gala at our Aviation Career Education Center on Saturday, October 3, 2015. It was a wonderful, spectacular night of entertainment at our new world class facility!

The culminating event for our year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary was the RVC Foundation's "Where Dreams Take...

Posted by Rock Valley College Alumni on Friday, October 9, 2015