Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

CLR News

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Fall Catalogs

Fall catalogs are being mailed out the week of August 11th. You will also be able to view the catalog here on our webpage, print a registration form and mail in your payment to the CLR office. There are 155 classes being offered this fall. Take a look and find your favorites!

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 to Terry and they have 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
What's the Word?


What do horses have to do with "horseradish"?

Some references say horses should have absolutely nothing to do with it because the plant is poisonous for the animals. Others say eating the plant will just be unpleasant for them. The "horse" in "horseradish" is likely an example of the word used as an adjective for "large, strong, or coarse." The root of "radish" is the Latin "radix", or literally, "root".

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