Rockford, Illinois

Meet the Staff

Sonia Reising
Coordinator of Intercultural Student Services







Mary ForemanMary Foreman
International Student Coordinator


As the International Student Coordinator in the Intercultural Student Services (ISS) department, I work closely with all International & undocumented students. I have gained a positive connection with these students while supporting them in their activities, needs, and various endeavors. I am also the Multicultural Club Advisor, which is an enriching experience in itself!

As the International Student Coordinator I provide guidance in adjusting to a new culture and managing the new academic environment at Rock Valley College. I also support various educational, social, and cultural programming for international students. My primary responsibility as the International Student Coordinator is to advise international and undocumented students on ways to succeed academically, socially, and culturally on campus and in the community. Also keeping students informed of all Federal Regulations pertaining to your status as non-immigrants in the United States is a big part of my job. I’m here to answer any questions you may have, listen to your concerns, and support you in finding answers/other available resources. I will help you learn to function independently and successfully at RVC and in the United States!

Lamis Diab

Intercultural Student Services, Administrative Assistant


Culture is such an important part of who we are; our traditions, our language, our belief, and our food. Here in the Intercultural Student Services (ISS) department we look forward to accommodating our minority and international students in their academic endeavors as it relates to who they are!

As the International Student Services (ISS) Administrative Assistant, I provide support to the ISS students, staff, and, programs giving me the opportunity to work with students of all ages and ethnicity.

I look forward to personally making your time at Rock Valley College a rewarding experience. If you have any questions let me know how I can be of service to you.