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Finding Hope Amid Adversity

Finding Hope Amid Adversity


Posted on May 17, 2017

When Mohamad Nadaf, his wife Abir Alken, and their daughter Sundus arrived in Rockford eight months ago as refugees from war-torn Syria in search of a safer and better life, none of them spoke a word of English.

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Serving Our Veterans

Serving Our Veterans


Posted on Nov 9, 2016

Rock Valley College is preparing to celebrate Veterans Day with two celebrations this week, but the college’s commitment to our veterans is a year-round endeavor.

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Retraining Our Local Workforce

Retraining Our Local Workforce


Posted on Nov 3, 2016

Many of us are aware of the ways in which technology has become a big part of enhancing our car driving experience. We can talk to our car- call so and so, play some Taylor Swift, give me directions to 129 West 81st Street. But have you ever thought about the role technology played in building your car?

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RVC Downtown

RVC Downtown


Posted on Oct 25, 2016

By Jessica Oladapo, RVC Assistant Professor of Sociology

The new downtown campus of RVC opened in August for classes for the fall 2016 semester. With classrooms that overlook the Rock River, and in a prime location for access to transportation, downtown eateries, the Main Library, and other downtown services and agencies, the location has proven to be even more ideal than anticipated. Additionally, several students have expressed that the proximity to their homes makes college attendance and educational attainment a reality.

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