50th Fridays – 1977

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

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Every Friday through December 18, we will be sharing RVC facts and photos from over the years in the Daily News and on social media. Be sure to check here every Friday and follow us on all of our social media platforms as we will be posting unique content across all media throughout the year!

We encourage you to use #RVC50 to share your memories and photos with us on social media all year long.

Today’s 50th Friday covers the year 1977.


Cycle Studies

Students enjoy the summer of 1977 with a motorcycle rider course at RVC. The College still offers these programs, learn more: http://bit.ly/1yeU3y6

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Hall Wall of Fame

The RVC Booster Club initiated the “Wall of Fame” awards for outstanding athletes who have attended Rock Valley College in October 1977. The first awards were presented by President Karl Jacobs at a football game that year.

  • Football awarded Billy Lewis, who played halfback for RVC in 1968-1969
  • Basketball awarded Larry Sidney who played for RVC in 1968-1970
  • Baseball awarded Jerry Lundin who played second base for RVC in 1969
  • Tennis awarded Terry Johnson who played for RVC in 1970-1971
  • Golf awarded Tom Anderson who played for RVC from 1970-1972
  • Women’s volleyball, basketball, and softball awarded Sherry Diamond


College for a Day

Belvidere High School junior, Jonna Affeldt got an early taste of college life during a Career College Day at RVC in October 1977. Representatives from 170 educational institutions across the country were on hand to offer information about their schools. You may be more familiar with the event being called College Night, which is still held annually at RVC.

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First Class for Nursing Assistants

On December 6, 1977, Rock Valley College graduated its first class of nursing assistants. Certificates and pins were presented by President Jacobs, Dean of Vocational-Technical Education, Donald Johnson, and Coordinator of the Nursing Assistant Program, Kay Schuster.


Woah Nelly!

“In Search of the Loch Ness Monster” was a lecture that RVC held in the Student Center on October 4, 1977 with photographic expert and scientist, Charles Wyckoff who joined the Loch Ness team on their expeditions in 1972. Wyckoff was skeptical when he first joined the team, but became a believer after he saw the pictures. Who wouldn’t believe that photo below?



Don’t forget to check our social media platforms for some unique content from 1977 not seen here!

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