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RVC Professor Awarded Grant to Preserve Rockford Education Desegregation Stories

Dr. Mathew Oakes has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant for a two-year oral history, archival, and instructional project on the legal and community history of desegregation and education in Rockford. The $60,000 grant will fund his project, “Chronicles of Change: Archiving Stories of Desegregation in Rockford Public Schools, 1989-2002.”

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RAISE Graduation Ceremony at Rock Valley College

On Thursday, May 23, from 4 to 5 pm, the SC Atrium at Rock Valley College was filled with excitement and pride as the community gathered to celebrate the RAISE Graduation Ceremony. The ceremony honored the incredible achievements of the students in the RAISE program, which stands for Raising Aspirations through an Inclusive Student Experience.

Empowering Futures: Rock Valley College's Certificate Ceremony

Rock Valley College celebrated its Certificate Ceremony on Thursday, May 16. This event honored the achievements of students who have completed specialized programs at RVC, marking an important milestone in their educational journey.

Building Bonds, Shaping Futures: The 2024 RVC Nursing Pinning Ceremony

“Nursing school has been a horrifically stressful experience,” said Rock Valley College Nursing graduate Kyle Olesen. “And it is one I’m going to miss so much.”

Polished to Perfection: Rock Valley College Dental Hygiene Class of 2024 Shines at Pinning Ceremony

“I don’t think we will ever forget the smell of the clinic. We conquered all of our fears here,” said Michelle Sanchez, student speaker at the Rock Valley College Dental Hygiene pinning ceremony. This milestone event marked the culmination of hard work and dedication for 15 graduates, each eager to embark on their professional journeys.

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