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In 2011, Rock Valley College launched Running Start, a program that allows select, qualified, academically motivated students enrolled in Illinois District 511 public high schools an opportunity to earn both their high school diploma and associate degree concurrently by attending Rock Valley College full-time during their junior and/or senior years of high school. Since its inception nine years ago, over 500 students have graduated from Running Start. Currently 242 students from 11 high schools are participating in the program.

We recently caught up with Janet Saldana, a graduate of the Running Start program, to talk about her experience. Janet graduated from Belvidere High School and with her Associate in Science degree from Rock Valley College in 2012. She went on to attend Duke University in the fall of 2012.

Janet was happy to share the story of her journey with us.

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Running Toward a Golden Future

Running Toward a Golden Future


Posted on Aug 23, 2018

Running on the Rock Valley College campus is nothing new. In the 1980s, the college annually hosted a “Run for the Roses” event, but after that event fizzled, over two decades passed before RVC got back in the race.

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Share Your RVC Story!

Share Your RVC Story!


Posted on Jul 17, 2018

Rock Valley College recently graduated 1,158 students this spring, and as always, we’re inspired by the stories we’ve heard along the way! Has Rock Valley College changed YOUR life in some way? We want to hear about it. We would love for your story to be shared with others on our blog, website, and social media.

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