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At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
Health & Nutrition
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CONNECTIONS THERAPY CENTER is made of an entire team committed to meeting your needs using a mind-body-spirit approach. Dr. CINDY STEAR has extensive, specialized training in treatment of abuse, pediatric issues, and health psychology for a range of medical issues including chronic pain, wellness psychology for freedom from smoking, weight loss/maintenance and sports performance.
RICHARD GUBBE, Reiki Master, has been teaching the Usui System of Reiki Healing for the past 25 years and has instructed more than 2,600 students and 400 Reiki Master Teachers nation.
SARENE ALSHARIF holds a Masters of Public Health, and BS Nutritional Sciences. Throughout her career, she has led numerous workshops on nutrition, including Get the Skinny on Kids Nutrition and Mint Condition, as well as conducting presentations on preventative nutrition topics.
SHIRLEY J. POOLE,is a Clinical Dietitian at Swedish American Hospital. She is board Certified in Pediatric Nutrition and specializes in Eating Disorders. She provides nutritional consultation to a wide variety of organizations and is a contributing author.
AMELIA KLEMP, is a Speech Language Pathologist at Swedish- American Hospital. She specializes in feeding and swallowing disorders in infants and children, providing direct treatment to children and training to families. She has also lectured on the topic for other healthcare professions.
DR. MIAN-YIN WANG, MD, MS and Clinical Researcher at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, IL, provides science-based, effective research for health alternatives for longevity and well-being. Her significant contributions to science and disease prevention include her life-long professional medical experience as an internal medicine practitioner and general surgeon in China, researcher at Univ. of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Univ. of IL, College of Medicine for many years. After her findings in scientific research and her personal experience, Dr. Wang has changed her life focus from research to prevention to improve community health.
CINDY STONE, MA, is a holistic nutritionist who has found the art of living harmoniously for 20 years without medications and surgeries. She has had S.A.D., endometriosis, hormonal imbalances and bipolar II diagnosis. Her mission is to support individuals in reclaiming their emotional and physical health. Cindy is not a medical doctor.