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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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2023 Sankofa Ceremony & Celebration

Each year since 2009, RVC has conducted a Sankofa Ceremony and Celebration. This year's ceremony was held on Friday, May 12, 2023, at the Stenstrom Center for Career Education. Sankofa is not a graduation; instead, like many other similar cultural celebrations, it is considered a rite of passage, a moment when a society or community recognizes that some of its members have reached a milestone and will move on to the next steps in their journeys.


RVC Honor Society Breaks Down Stigma of Living with a Disability

Students with disabilities often face challenges academically as a result of their disability or because of the stigma surrounding disability. One honor society seeks to change that. Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society (DAP) is one of the only collegiate honor societies for students with disabilities.


RVC To Host Science Olympiad On March 18

Rock Valley College will host a Science Olympiad Regional Competition for over 300 middle and high school students on Saturday, March 18, 2023. The event will take place from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on the RVC main campus (3301 N. Mulford Rd.), with an awards ceremony at 4:00 pm.


RVC Honors High School Artists At The 30Th Annual Juried Art Show

Creating art isn’t just an expression of individuality and creativity – it can lead individuals wherever they want to go in life. And for nearly 200 area high school students, it led directly to Rock Valley College for the 30th Annual Juried High School Art Show, where their creativity and individuality are on display now through April 5, 2023, in RVC’s Educational Resource Center.


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