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Upward Bound

Upward Bound


Posted on Jun 5, 2018

Students from Rockford East and Auburn high schools have a unique opportunity to explore college and career paths through a federally funded educational program known as Upward Bound. Rock Valley College’s Upward Bound Program serves 60 students from those two Rockford high schools during the academic year and a with a six week summer program. To participate, students must be entering ninth through twelfth grade.

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Hour of Code Goes on the Road

Hour of Code Goes on the Road


Posted on May 29, 2018

If Professor Chuck Konkol had his way, everyone would take at least one hour to learn how to code. He’s certainly done his part to reach as many people as possible in the Rockford region.

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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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