Posts made in November, 2014


Rockford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ehren Jarrett got his start at Rock Valley College.  Ehren played basketball at RVC and was named an NJCAA Academic All-American in 1993-1994.  He credits his time at RVC with equipping him with the skills he used to go on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree and his doctorate.

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A million readers can’t be wrong

A million readers can’t be wrong


Posted on Nov 11, 2014

Dr. Tom Lombardo, RVC Professor of Engineering and Technology, writes about sustainable energy for the ENGINEERING.com website and maintains the Sustainable Energy Today and Educational Technology Today pages on Facebook.

He says that researching and writing keep him up-to-date on the latest technologies and how they work. He brings that knowledge back to the classroom so he can talk about what’s current and what’s on the horizon, too.

In just his first 18 months writing for ENGINEERING.com, Tom’s entries collected more than one million views.

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Jim Ringness is the General Manager for Shaw Media Kane County Operations where he oversees the Kane County Chronicle (both the daily newspaper and the website), Kane County Magazine and the weekly Tri-City Republican newspaper.  Jim started his college career at RVC and played basketball for the Trojans (RVC’s original nickname, we didn’t become the Golden Eagles until 1994) under RVC Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Chuck Behrends.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that 10 Illinois organizations have qualified for the newly established “Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation.” They will be honored at the State Capitol on November 19, along with 32 other organizations that previously qualified for the recognition during 2014.

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Morgan KolkmeyerMorgan Kolkmeyer is the morning and midday meteorologist on Rockford’s NBC affiliate, WREX-TV channel 13.  Morgan started her college education at RVC and worked as a meteorologist in both Milwaukee and Duluth, Minn. before returning to her hometown.

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