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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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Promoting Allyship For An Inclusive Campus

Rock Valley College is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus where all learners can make progress towards their educational and career goals. And RVC’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) supports that mission through various activities and initiatives, in collaboration with students, employees, and community partners.

Transplant Survivor Plans To Pay It Forward

For one student, a life-changing and life-saving medical procedure helped her pick her major as well as where to start her education. In 2011, Abbi Penning received a kidney transplant. Because of her relationship with the nurse who served as her transplant coordinator, Abbi decided that pediatric nursing would be her career path. She knew she wanted to use her experience to help children like her.

RVC's Phi Theta Kappa Honored At State Convention

Representatives of Omicron Eta, Rock Valley College's Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter, attended the Phi Theta Kappa Illinois Regional Convention and Honors Institute in Quincy, IL from June 3-5, 2022.

Perseverance Key To Graduates 15 Year Journey

At Rock Valley College, students come from many different walks of life, each with their own unique educational journey. For Sam Douthat, RVC Grad ’22, perseverance was key to her success at Rock Valley College and while serving in the Army National Guard. Despite several hardships and delays, Sam was determined to succeed.

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