Rock Valley College Celebrates Excellence at 4th Annual Hispanic Student Recognition Ceremony

Rock Valley College honored outstanding achievements of its Hispanic students at 4th Annual Hispanic Student Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, May 14 at the main campus Physical Education Center (PEC). This event stands as a testament to the college's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence.


Hispanic Recognition

Students celebrate with their families after the Hispanic Student Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

The Hispanic Student Recognition Ceremony serves as a platform to celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic students who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their studies, leadership qualities, and community involvement. It is a momentous occasion where students, faculty, staff, and families come together to acknowledge and applaud the hard work and perseverance of these individuals.

RVC Student Trustee Juan Nogueda spoke about impact the graduates have on their families and the community.

“Many of us here today are first generation. For some reason other members of your family were unable to take advantage of the opportunity. That reason could have been anything from financial barriers or deciding to account for other responsibilities in life. But you, you were the chosen one.  As a first generation student never, ever doubt what you are capable of. You’ve broken barriers that seem unbreakable. You’ve conquered your fears and doubts. You’ve shown resilience upon challenges in life. Trust me, you’ve impacted your family and community beyond belief.”

Through this ceremony, RVC not only recognizes the academic achievements of its Hispanic student community but also highlights the importance of cultural diversity and representation within the college campus. By providing a space for Hispanic students to be honored and celebrated, RVC reaffirms its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all. It is a moment of pride for the college and a reminder of the limitless potential that resides within each and every student.

The Hispanic Committee orchestrates the occasion, aiming to act as catalysts for equitable representation and professional growth, while fostering connections between immigrants, first-generation students, bilingual students, and their families. At the event, students received Hispanic stoles, certificates, and tokens of recognition.