Rock Valley College Holds Ribbon Cutting at ATC
31 Mar 2022
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Nearly two years after Rock Valley College (RVC) voted to open their Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Belvidere, Illinois, they held their ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, symbolizng the official opening of the facility.
During the ribbon cutting presentation, event attendees heard from RVC and Belvidere District 100 leaders, as well as one current RVC welding program student, They helped tell the story of what the ATC means for Boone County, the RVC region, businesses, manufacturers, and, most importantly, students.
The ATC officially opened its doors in January 2022, offering a limited schedule.
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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY - IN PICTURES
The audience is welcomed to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the RVC ATC.
RVC President, Dr. Howard Spearman, addresses the crowd.
RVC Board Chair, Jarid Funderburg, speaks to those in attendance.
Brittany Freiberg, RVC's Chief Development Officer, speaks about fundraising for the RVC Foundation.
Nik Butenhoff, Director of Career Readiness at the Belvidere School District, talks about partnerships.
RVC ATC Welding Student, Erica Turner, talks about her experience and being a part of RVC's history.
The presenters, with the help from the RVC Board of Trustees, cut the ceremonial ribbon.
Pamela Lopez-Fettes, Growth Dimensions Executive Director, enjoys the ceremony with Paul Myles, Senior Manager Government Workforce Development & Training for Magna.
Vicki Brust, Dean of Career & Technical Education at RVC, and Pamela Lopez-Fettes take a tour of the RVC ATC.
Woodward Technology Flex Lab located in the RVC ATC
Welding Lab located in the RVC ATC
RVC ATC Classroom