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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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Rep Vella And Il House Speaker Welch To Visit RVC

State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, will host Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, Thursday afternoon for a tour of Rock Valley College and a discussion on vocational education and law enforcement training efforts at the community college.

RVC And YWCA To Host Stand Against Racism

Take a stand against racism with RVC Promoting an Inclusive Community (PAIC) and YWCA on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at noon in the Student Center Atrium. Students, employees, and community members are invited to a panel discussion on Critical Race Theory featuring RVC staff, faculty, and community leaders. The panel will address systemic racism, Critical Race Theory, and who’s learning Critical Race Theory.

RVC Strong Campaign Meets Million Dollar Goal For Student Success

In July of 2021, the Rock Valley College Foundation launched the RVC Strong Campaign for Student Success and Scholarships. “If you spend any amount of time with Dr. Spearman, it is obvious that student success is at the forefront of his mind, administration, and heart,” said Brittany Freiberg, RVC’s Foundation Chief Development Officer. “We developed a student-focused campaign with a goal of raising 1 million dollars in student scholarship funds for our region’s high-priority occupations.”

Rock Valley College Announces 2022 Faculty Of The Year

Rock Valley College is proud to announce John Skupien, Automotive Associate Professor, as the 33rd recipient of the Rock Valley College Faculty of the Year Award.

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