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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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RVC Announces Spring 2024 President's and Dean's Lists

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Sarah Hinde: Overcoming Obstacles and Inspiring Others

Born with disabilities, Sarah Hinde faced numerous challenges throughout her academic career, but she never let these obstacles define her. Instead, she used them as motivation to achieve her goals and inspire others.


Ray of Hope: Adliray Pacheco's Journey at RVC

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Adliray Pacheco faced significant challenges when she dropped out of school at 16. Uncertain about her future but driven by a passion for working with children, Adliray knew she needed to make a change.


Unyielding Determination: Isanede Irizarry’s GED Journey

Isanede Irizarry's journey is a testament to determination, and the power of self-belief. Born in Mayuez, Puerto Rico, Isanede's early love for schooling waned when turmoil at home led to a decline in her grades, and soon school became her last priority.


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