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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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Ray of Hope: Adliray Pacheco's Journey at RVC

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Adliray Pacheco faced significant challenges when she dropped out of school at 16. Uncertain about her future but driven by a passion for working with children, Adliray knew she needed to make a change.

Unyielding Determination: Isanede Irizarry’s GED Journey

Isanede Irizarry's journey is a testament to determination, and the power of self-belief. Born in Mayuez, Puerto Rico, Isanede's early love for schooling waned when turmoil at home led to a decline in her grades, and soon school became her last priority.

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.

From Adversity to Achievement: Tijuana Glass's Inspirational Path

Tijuana Glass’s journey at Rock Valley College is a testament to resilience and determination. Despite facing numerous challenges, including dropping out of high school and losing her sight at a young age, Tijuana never gave up on her dream of obtaining her GED.

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