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We recently had the pleasure of catching up with another RVC alumna who is making a name for herself in the Rockford community. Haley Galarza is a 2012 graduate of Rock Valley College who was just very recently hired as Executive Coordinator for newly elected Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara.

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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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Get to Know Me: Jim Ryan

Get to Know Me: Jim Ryan


Posted on May 22, 2017

Welcome to our “Get to Know Me” feature for RVC employees! Today we are going to get to know Jim Ryan.

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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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