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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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Top 10 Things We Wish We Knew

Top 10 Things We Wish We Knew


Posted on Mar 30, 2017

We know it can be an overwhelming experience learning about a new environment. Rock Valley College is a great place to start or continue your education, but the transition into college life can be daunting. And while RVC has many departments and programs designed to help you succeed, it can be difficult to find the answers to all of your questions. That’s where we, the Getting Started Center Peer Mentors, come in.

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