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Student Spotlight: John Tuttle

Student Spotlight: John Tuttle


Posted on Jun 16, 2017

During the five years prior to the beginning of my college education, I attended a Catholic homeschooling co-op. It was there that I grew up, made most of my friends, and had my first crush. After high school, I was enrolled at Rock Valley College at the age of seventeen.

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I entered RVC the fall of 2015 in the Running Start program. I was nervous, excited, terrified; I think I felt every emotion possible. In the two years I did Running Start I was challenged academically, socially, emotionally, and more. I went into RVC not quite sure what I wanted to do. I was thinking of going into a physics field, but loved the idea of being a musician, simply being too scared to act on it. I wasn’t very aware of the world around me, living in a bubble that didn’t stretch too far out of Winnebago County. I had my group of friends at the high school, people I had known all my life, and I stuck with that.

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Share Your RVC Story!

Share Your RVC Story!


Posted on May 22, 2017

Rock Valley College recently graduated 1,236 students this spring, and as always, we have been inspired by the stories we’ve heard along the way. Has Rock Valley College changed YOUR life in some way? We want to hear about it. We would love for your story to be shared with others on our blog, website, and social media.

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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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