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GED Means Opportunity
May 12, 2022

Rock Valley College Adult Education has the power to transform lives and kickstart a path forward for graduates. For Verna Curry, it has done just that.

Rock Valley College Introduces 2022 Commencement Speaker
May 9, 2022

Rock Valley College is proud to introduce our 2022 Commencement speaker, Kaycia Zimmerman.

Call to Board of Trustees Meeting – Committee of the Whole 5/10/2022
May 6, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet remotely on Tuesday, May 10, at 5:15 p.m.

Student Life Leadership Awards
May 6, 2022

On Tuesday, May 3, Rock Valley College students and organizations were honored at the Annual Student Life Leadership Awards Banquet.

End of Year Ceremonies and Events
May 5, 2022

Join Rock Valley College as we celebrate our graduates at the following events.

Inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards Presented at RVC
April 29, 2022

On Friday, April 29, 2022, RVC DEI Office hosted an event to honor students, faculty, staff, and community partners for their commitment and dedication to promoting a campus community that embodies trust, equity, and a sense of belonging.

Rep. Vella & IL House Speaker Welch to Visit RVC
April 27, 2022

State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, will host Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, Thursday afternoon for a tour of RVC and a discussion on vocational education and law enforcement training efforts at the community college.

RVC & YWCA to Host Stand Against Racism
April 26, 2022

RVC & YWCA Annual Stand Against Racism event to be held April 28, 2022, at noon in the Student Center Atrium.

Call to Board of Trustees Meeting – Regular & Reorganization 4/26/2022
April 22, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet remotely on Tuesday, April 26, at 5:15 p.m.

RVC Strong Campaign Meets Million Dollar Goal for Student Success
April 20, 2022

In July of 2021, the Rock Valley College Foundation launched the RVC Strong Campaign for Student Success and Scholarships. In just nine months, the RVC Foundation has met this million-dollar goal thanks to the generosity of over 80 donors.

Rock Valley College Announces 2022 Faculty of the Year
April 14, 2022

Rock Valley College is proud to announce John Skupien, Automotive Associate Professor, as the 33rd recipient of the Rock Valley College Faculty of the Year Award.

Phi Theta Kappa Honored at International Convention
April 12, 2022

Rock Valley College's Phi Theta Kappa chapter won a Distinguished College Project Award and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Chapters in the world at Catalyst 2022, the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention.

Call to Board of Trustees Meeting – Committee of the Whole 4/12/2022
April 8, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet remotely on Tuesday, April 12, at 5:15 p.m.

Get to Know the RVC Library Staff - Lukas Wenner
April 7, 2022

If you've checked out a book from the Rock Valley College Library, Lukas Wenner has likely helped you. Lukas is RVC's Circulation Services Coordinator and can connect students with all the that library has to offer. 

Student Sparks Passion to Advance Career
April 6, 2022

With increased availability of courses, training opportunities, and enhanced technology – it’s becoming easier, and more common, for people in our community to advance their careers. This is true for Erica Turner, a welding student at Rock Valley College.

Get to Know the RVC Library Staff - Kaitlin Gaffney
April 5, 2022

Meet Kaitlin Gaffney, Rock Valley College Library's Access and User Engagement Manager, also known as the Outreach and Archives Librarian.

RVC Opens New Technology Training Center
April 1, 2022

After nearly a decade of discussion and planning, Rock Valley College officially opened its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at a formal ribbon-cutting event on March 30, 2022. The new 77,000 square-foot facility is located off Business 20 in Belvidere.

Agents of Healing and Hope Panel Discussion
March 29, 2022

RVC will be closing out Women's History Month with a panel discussion highlighting the voices and work of female leaders in our community on Wednesday, March 30 at 12 p.m. in RVC’s Student Center Atrium.

Leading Expert on Cults and Mind-Control to Speak at RVC
March 24, 2022

Cult expert, Dr. Steven Hassan, will virtually speak on “Understanding Destructive Cult Mind Control” at Rock Valley College’s 10th Annual David H. Caskey Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 6 p.m.

Call to Board of Trustees Regular Meeting – 3/22/22
March 18, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet remotely on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:15 p.m.