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 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 All-Americans.
Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
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 over 91,000 book 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!
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Dr. Amy Diaz, Associate Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students
As the Associate Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students, Dr. Diaz provides oversight to several programs and services related to student development such as Personal and Success Counseling, Student Life, Student Services provided at off-campus locations (LOC and SCCE), and student issues related to the Student Code of Conduct. In this role, Dr. Diaz also assists students with any type of complaint resolution and Title IX concerns, in addition to hearing ADA compliance issues. She also serves as the chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team. Dr. Diaz earned a doctorate in Educational Psychology and master's degree in Counseling for Higher Education from Northern Illinois University. Her bachelor's degree is in Secondary Math Education from the University of Iowa. Dr. Diaz has worked at RVC since 1994.
Lynn Shattuck, Disability Services Coordinator
As Disability Support Services Coordinator at Rock Valley College, Lynn's office is responsible for ensuring that all students with documented disabilities have access to the college's programs, services, and activities. Lynn's educational background includes Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and a Master of Art degree from Northern Illinois University Communicative Disorders with a specialization in Deafness Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a member of the national Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), the Illinois/Iowa Chapter of AHEAD and and college's Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT).
LaShun McGhee, Dean of Students Specialist & Outreach
As the Dean of Students Specialist and Outreach Coordinator, McGhee provides education for students regarding their rights and responsibilities and serves as designee for conduct and other cases. She also provides outreach, prevention, and intervention on various social problems (alcohol and drugs, sexual assault, interpersonal violence etc). Outreach efforts are further supported through a peer-to-peer outreach awareness and intervention program, Student Awareness Leader (SAL) (formerly BIT Student Leaders) of which she implemented and also manages. As the Title IX Deputy Coordinator, McGhee provides training for students, faculty and staff and assists students with sexual harassment/assault and other Title IX concerns. Prior to higher education, McGhee's expertise was with Co-occurring populations [(Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions (AODA) and Mental Illness & Substance Abuse (MISA)], in residential and outpatient settings. As the Lead Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC), she provided individual, family, and group sessions; trained staff in case management and clinical documentation. Currently , she is a member of the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBita). She also serves as RVC Co-Chair, Employee Development (EDC), Co-Chair Smoke-Free Campus Taskforce, member of RVC's Nonviolence Education & Outreach (NEOC) and Advisor for Black Student Alliance (BSA). McGhee completed undergraduate degree, Northern Illinois University and graduate coursework at National Louis University, both in Psychology.
Tom Coe, Sergeant, RVC Police Department
Tom's Law Enforcement career began in the Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer and later recruited onto Embassy Duty where I served at the American Embassy Prague Czechoslovakia and Brussels Belgium. He was hired by Rockford Police Department after his discharge. He served as a patrol officer, Field training officer, Patrol Sergeant, Swat Officer, Bicycle and K-9 unit supervisor, firearms instructor, Community Services supervisor. He retired as Lieutenant from Rockford Police Department. He has served the past five years as platoon leader for a State supported Crowd Control Team, has experience in deployment and dealing with disorderly crowds. He attended the Police School of Staff and Command at Northwestern, The Police Executive Development School, Western. Tom has been trained as a critical incident team member dealing with emotionally distraught individuals.
Michael Kravitz- RVC Personal and Success Counselor
Mike began working with Rock Valley College in the Fall of 2013 and has worked in education since 2008. Prior to moving to the Rockford area, Mike worked with students in special education in all levels of development. He specialized in helping students with emotional and behavior difficulties learn strategies to lessen or overcome anxiety, depression, anger, and disruptive behavior with a short term REBT approach. Mike brings to RVC a true passion for helping people overcome adversity and bring out their strengths that lead to success and he advocates for students through the BIT process. Mike coordinates the RVC Early Alert program, mentors students on academic probation and/or appealing their financial aid status, hosts time management and study skills workshops, organized the Wellness Wednesday programming, and does some academic advising. He is a member of the Title IX Task Force, BIT, Academic Probation Task Force, NEOC, ACA, ACCA, ILACADA and he instructs STU-100 and STU-101 courses. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Communication at Illinois State University and his Master of Art degree in Counseling at Saint Xavier University in Chicago.