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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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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.

From RVC to NYC: Adam Garner's Journey of Intellectual Growth and Professional Success

Adam Garner's journey from high school to higher education was a testament to second chances. Despite academic struggles in high school, he found himself at Rock Valley College, seeking an opportunity to pursue his education and passion.

Rock Valley College Earns the Designation of Hispanic Serving Institution

In recognition of its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, Rock Valley College (RVC) has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)* by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

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