50th Fridays – 1982

Posted on May 1, 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 Friday and follow us on all of our social media platforms as we will be posting unique content across all media throughout the year!

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Today’s 50th Friday covers the year 1982.


Old Towne Band

RVC and the Rockford Park District co-sponsored an “Old Towne Band” class at RVC as part of the Spring Adult Continuing Education program in January 1982. The program was intended for musicians and singing instrumentalists of all ages.

Fun Fact: Old Towne Band still performs at Rock Valley College! Catch them TONIGHT (May 1st) for a free show starting at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Room featuring Director Mark Rose.

Old Towne Band

Our Very Own

Two Rock Valley College professors, R. David Gustafson and Peter Frisk had their third mathematics textbook published by the Brooks Cole Publishing Company in February 1982. The textbook was entitled “Plane Trigonometry.” The two professors had also written “Elementary Plane Geometry” and “College Algebra,” and all were available for purchase in the RVC Bookstore.

Plane Trigonometry

GK…Short for Genoa-Kingston

September of 1982 was a good year for Genoa-Kingston high school student Rodger Campbell. He was the first male to take first place in the Rock Valley College Annual Business Competition in shorthand. He jotted down 100 words a minute in dictation. Impressive!

Genoa Kingston

Three is the Magic Number!

Mindy Hammond was a three-sport athlete while she attended RVC, competing in basketball, softball, and volleyball. She graduated in 1982 with intentions to go to Ottawa University in Kansas on a volleyball scholarship. While three-sport athletes are a bit more common these days, that wasn’t always the case in ’82. Way to go, Mindy!

Mindy Hammond

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