Catalyst is published three times per year and features news from Rockford University and beyond. Catalyst is distributed to more than 14,000 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 Communications and Alumni offices within the Institutional Advancement division. Letters to the editor, feedback, feature suggestions, and class notes are welcome.

Catalyst contact information: 
Rita Elliott, Director of Marketing and Communications

If you would like to submit a class note or if you have not provided the University with your most recent e-mail address and would like to receive our e-notices, please let us know by e-mailing

Department Information

Office of Alumni
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
toll free: 877-273-4368

Nicole Clewer
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Faculty Notes


Our faculty are Rock Solid. Learn more about their recent accomplishments, including published works, presentations, and awards.