Catalyst is published two times per year and features news from Rockford University and beyond. Catalyst is distributed to more than 15,000 alumni, current students, and friends of the University. In conjunction with Catalyst, the “Around the Corner” e-communication is sent at least twice per month to help keep alumni and friends abreast of important news, developments, events and progress in our continued efforts to advance academic and co-curricular programs.

Catalyst is published by the Marketing and Communications and Alumni offices within the Advancement Division. Letters to the editor, feedback, feature suggestions, and class notes are welcome.

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Faculty Notes


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