Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

CLR News

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Annual Meeting August 7

Mark your calendar, if you haven't already, for the CLR Annual Meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday, August 7. It will be at the Physical Education Center (PEC) on the Rock Valley College main campus.

The entertainment will be provided by retired educators Scott and Peggy Whitney portraying Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant.

After their program, there will be complimentary refreshments, drawings for door prizes, and the first opportunity to register for fall classes.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. See you there!

New Face in CLR Office


We have a new full-time staff member at the CLR office. It's Beverly (“Bev”) Pomering, who started June 30 as Program Assistant II. She is a graduate of Rasmussen College with an associate degree in business management. She has more than 10 years of office and customer service experience, most recently at Valkommen Plaza as the assistant manager.


Bev is married and has two sons, Jason, 13, and Alex, 15. She said she is glad to be a part of CLR and looks forward to meeting everyone. And we're glad to have her!

Bev Pomering


Fall Catalogs

Fall catalogs will be available at the Annual Meeting on August 7th! The catalogs will be published online August 8th and mailed out to those on the mailing list on August 15th so, be the first to see what's on schedule by coming to the Annual Meeting.

What's the Word?


Horses used to do a considerable amount of work for humans, but now machines have taken over. However, we still measure the power of motors and engines in "horsepower." One horsepower is defined as the power needed to raise 550 pounds one foot in one second. Interestingly, the term "horsepower" was first adopted by James Watt, whose development of the steam engine helped put horses out to pasture.

What's the Word is written by Barry Wood, former Rockford Register Star columnist and CLR Publicity/Media Committee Chairperson.