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Catalyst Online

Inside This Issue – Fall 2019

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.

Contact information: Office of Marketing and Communications, 815.394.5041 or

Promising Futures

Promising Futures

In May of 2020, the first two Rockford Promise Scholars to attend Rockford University will graduate.

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Evolving Athletics

Evolving Athletics

The University announced in June that competitive eSports would be added to its growing list of student activities, clubs, and NCAA sports.

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Associate Professor of Physics Deepshikha Shukla, Ph.D., along with adjunct instructor of physics and math Dr. Shaleen Shukla, participated in the Emory Tibet Science Initiative this past summer. Drs. Deepshikha and Shaleen Shukla were among the 12 faculty members recognized for their accomplishments.


Read more about other faculty accomplishments, including published works, presentations, and awards.


With a little preparation, planned gifts can be made now to immediately support Rockford University’s needs or they can take effect in the future as a way to leave your legacy.
Anyone can make a planned gift. Consider these three popular options:

A gift in your will or revocable living trust.

Work with your attorney to include a few simple sentences in your will or living trust. Plus, you can change your mind at any time because this gift doesn’t go into effect until after your lifetime.

A gift of your retirement plan assets.

By naming us as the primary beneficiary on the designation form for a percentage (1–100) of your account’s final value, you can make a tax-wise gift to support Rockford University.

A gift of your bank or brokerage account.*

By placing a payable on death or transfer on death designation on your bank or brokerage account, you can name our organization to receive the funds.

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*State laws govern payable on death accounts and transfer on death accounts. Please consult with your bank representative or investment advisor if you are considering these gifts.