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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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Safeguarding Success: The Role of the RVC Police Department

In the bustling world of academia, safety is paramount. Ensuring the security and well-being of students, faculty, and staff is a top priority for any college or university. However, not all campuses boast a police force equipped to handle the unique challenges of a college environment. Enter the Rock Valley College Police Department, a dedicated team of professionals committed to safeguarding the campus and beyond.

RVC's Commitment to Inclusion Through It's Accessibility Efforts

In today's diverse and evolving world, inclusivity isn't just a buzzword; it's a cornerstone of our college’s values. Rock Valley College (RVC) has made considerable strides to recommit to continuous improvements directly in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Massage Therapy’s Silent Seven Headed to the Workforce

The latest cohort of Rock Valley College and Bodycraft Wellness Massage Therapy students celebrated graduation at a small, on-campus ceremony. They call themselves the ‘Silent Seven’ for their timid nature at the start of their training. Still soft-spoken, these classmates reflected on their journey through massage therapy education, highlighting personal growth in self-belief, trust, and support.

Championing Leadership: Recognizing Student Excellence at RVC

The ceremony for the RVC Student Life Leadership Awards took place on Wednesday, May 8, at the Stenstrom Student Center on the main campus. This event honored students who have displayed remarkable leadership qualities and a strong commitment to enriching campus life. These awards commend individuals who have left a meaningful mark through their participation in student organizations, clubs, and activities, along with their devoted service to the Rock Valley College community.

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