Alumni

Challenge Accepted

04/20/2017 1:03 pm

Thank you for your gift!

Your support means a lot to our campus.

Thank you for being READY on our Day of Giving!

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

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

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2016 Reunion Photo Gallery

03/07/2017 5:20 pm

Day of Giving

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DAY OF GIVING 2017

#WeAreReady2017

Over the last two years we learned that in one day we could engage alumni, parents, students and friends across the globe in rallying around Rockford University. We are ready to do it again.

Today’s the day! Join us for our third annual Day of Giving as we come together this year to support Rockford University’s participation in the Rubin Education Challenge. Every $ will be matched – doubling your impact. 

In December 2015, Rockford University and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) announced the University’s participation in the Rubin Education Challenge, a challenge grant offered by CFNIL to build scholarship endowments benefiting local students with financial need who attend local post-secondary institutions. The power of an endowed fund in addition to CFNIL’s automatic match of all gifts to this project make today an incredible day to be a Regent. Join us and become a part of a rock solid, dynamic solution for our students.​

 Alumni Matching Gift Challenge

Two Liners from Tom Muldowney ’74

Joining us today on our third annual Day of Giving is Immediate Past Board of Trustees Chair Tom Muldowney ’74. In the spirit of philanthropy and good fun, he has gifted us with a poetic musing.

On giving day, Eric pres has asked for help, in fact he really fidgets 
The day of giving’s underway,  he wants to reach 5 digits​

Get closer to your finals, to end the year’s a nice dream 
To make lighten up the load a bit, come over for some ice cream

It’s pretzel day, most curious, but do not get all twisted  
It’s also “ice cream’s free today,”  come here and get enlisted

Our day of giving helps us help, we think that you’d agree 
So we ask all our friends to help, call us and you’ll see

Come and get an ice cream cone, don’t be a wannabe 
Don’t miss the chance to make a gift, you’ll hear us cheer Whoopee!​

Some would say we set a bribe, incenting your donation
The folks you help will jump for joy in thanks and celebration

We’re really close to hurdle 1, the first one is 10 grand
You can help us pass that goal donate just as you planned

We need your help, so come to fore, no time to be demurring
You help us keep expenses low, for student’s it’s assuring

OK, the pres is really glad, you made the goal $10K
He says “let’s try for 20K ‘cause that’d make the day”​

Our thanks to Tom, his imagination, and his generous support to his beloved University. Thank you, Tom!

 

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DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

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

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Reunion Gift

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GIVE A GIFT

 

How Your Gift Helps Rockford University

Every gift makes a difference to the students and faculty. Unrestricted gifts allows Rockford University to make that difference by directing those funds to the areas of greatest need. You may also designate your gift to support a department, program, scholarship fund, or other area of your choosing.

Your gifts to Rockford University allow us to:
• Award scholarships for deserving students.
• Fund service-learning programs throughout the community and into the world.
• Acquire state-of-the-art technology.
• Help students make meaningful connections between liberal learning and civic engagement.
• Provide faculty with funds to stay current with new methods of teaching and learning.

Your Gifts Bring Our Mission to Life

Our mission is to educate men and women to lead responsible lives by means of a curriculum grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experience. Through the total academic and co-curricular experience, Rockford University strives to prepare students for fulfilling lives, careers, and participation in a modern and changing global society.

A Rock Solid education starts here. 

 

From IRA to Z, We Have Everything You Need to Know

We are proud to be able to offer resources that can assist you in many ways. From understanding how changes to tax laws can impact your charitable rollovers to planning for legacy giving, the link below can help.

Please visit to learn more! 

 

Special Initiatives

The Charter Fund

The Charter Fund is the annual giving program for Rockford University. It pays tribute to the document by which the University was created and to the individuals and organizations that support us in maintaining it. It is a source of pride for us and unites current students, alumni, parents and friends in transforming Rockford University in the 21st century. A gift to the Charter Fund supports students today.

 

 

Rubin Education Challenge

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In December 2015, Rockford University and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) announced the University’s participation in the Rubin Education Challenge, a challenge grant offered by CFNIL to build scholarship endowments benefiting local students with financial need who attend local post-secondary institutions. Together, Rockford University and CFNIL will build a $3 million endowment, with CFNIL matching every dollar contributed by the University and its donors. The program is named after Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin whose $24.5 million gift to CFNIL made the matching endowments possible.

Each year, Rockford University awards more than $10 million in institutional aid, scholarship and grants, including $2 million awarded directly to students from the region. These funds are part of the University’s commitment to our students. The Rubin Education Challenge provides additional flexibility within our existing financial aid commitments, further enhancing our ability to enrich academic and co-curricular programs for all students. An increasingly robust scholarship base benefits students, current and future, while simultaneously elevating the profile of the institution and our community.

Your gift will be doubled through the Rubin Education Challenge, but contributions to the Rubin Education Challenge must be received by January 4, 2018.

 

 

Rock Solid and Ready: The Campaign for Rockford University

Rockford University delivers an education grounded in the liberal arts, providing students with the best possible foundation for a broad range of lives, careers, and meaningful citizenship; it’s been that way since 1847. Over the past several years, with strong core support, we have completed the hard work, demonstrated our enduring value, and are now taking strategic steps to strengthen our position. Looking ahead, we aspire to be a beacon for this region and beyond as an institution that is increasingly nimble, adaptive, and accessible.

Now we need you to believe in and invest in our future. Through participation in Rock Solid & Ready: The Campaign for Rockford University, you will help launch an era of progress. You will see just how much your leadership support will enhance our campus environment and the student experience.

We are rock solid and we are ready. To join us, please contact Denise Noe today.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

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

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Request a Transcript

07/26/2016 10:52 pm

Request a Transcript

The Registrar’s Office posts the class schedule for the University and is responsible for the administration of faculty policies on degree requirements and eligibility of Dean’s List and Distinguished Scholars.

Transcripts, enrollment and degree verification are handled through Student Administrative Services (SAS). All requests must be in writing with your signature. The Transcript Request Form may be typed out, then printed, signed, mailed, hand delivered or faxed. Please fill out this form in its entirety; unsigned and incomplete forms will not be processed. The fee is $5.00 per transcript; duplicate requests may result in multiple processing fees. Faxed requests must include credit card information. If you have any questions related to transcript request orders, please contact Student Administrative Services (SAS) at 815-226-4062 or SAS@rockford.edu.

Transcript Request Form

Mail to:
Student Administrative Services
Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL  61108

Fax to:
815-394-5174

Additional Resources

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of the Registrar
Howard Colman Library
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-3392
fax: 815-394-5174
Anna Jattkowski-Hudson, Registrar
AJattkowski-Hudson@rockford.edu

Student Administrative Services (SAS)
Nelson Hall--1st floor
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4062
Fax: 815-394-5174
sas@rockford.edu

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

Chat with an Admission Counselor

Alumni Referral Scholarship

07/26/2016 10:52 pm

ALUMNI REFERRAL SCHOLARSHIP

Calling all Rockford University Alumni!

Alumni often look back at their Rockford University experiences as some of the most fulfilling and memorable of their lives. Now, someone you know can have this same experience and receive a $500 scholarship toward their first year at Rockford University.

The new student referral program, permits new students referred by Rockford University alumni to receive the $500 scholarship automatically upon enrollment. Of course, prospective students under the program still need to meet Rockford University admission requirements.

Referring a prospective student is easy. Once you make contact, have your prospective student complete an application for admission. On the application, there is a question that asks, “How did you hear about this institution?” The student must choose”Rockford University Alumna/us” and then enter your name in the “Other” box directly below. Upon admission and enrollment, the student will then receive the $500 scholarship toward the first year’s tuition.

This program is for students entering Rockford University for the first time as full-time, undergraduate students*. Students are eligible for additional financial aid if they qualify. This program does not apply to students recruited solely through college fairs or similar events staffed by alumni representatives. Four-year Alumni Grants of $500 per year are still available for dependents of Rockford University alumni.

For more details, contact the Admission Office at 815-226-4050, or e-mail the Office of Undergraduate Admissions atadmissions@rockford.edu.

Give a prospective student the same opportunity you had at this great institution. Refer someone today!

*Does not apply to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Management Studies (BSMS) Completion Program

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Alumni
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5111
toll free: 877-273-4368
fax: 815-226-4081
Kristyn King '89, Director of Alumni Affairs
Alumni@rockford.edu

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

WRCR

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WRCR

WRCR was conceived by a group of students in the fall of 1962. On December 20, 1962, the establishment of a radio station on campus was approved by Rockford University Board of Trustees. The Executive Board of Rockford University Student Government recognized WRCR as a communications medium on Feb. 5, 1963, and WRCR began regular carrier current broadcasting on March 17, 1963, from room 206 in Nelson Hall.

In the Fall of 1964, WRCR moved to a larger space on the first floor of Burpee Center. Then in the fall of 1970, the station moved to custom designed studios in the lower level of the new Burpee Center addition. In 1985, the University needed the space in lower Burpee and WRCR was again on the move. The new location was three rooms in the former Lang Infirmary. By 1993, as the University population changed from primarily residential to half-commuter student body, it became more and more difficult to staff the radio station. WRCR ceased broadcasting in 1994.

In April 8, 2005, WTPB LP 99.3 a low power FM station licensed to Third Presbyterian Church in Rockford went on the air. This partnership came about through a series of unique events and will be a fully cooperative effort between the University and the church. The University is excited about the opportunities this station will offer students and ability to broadcast athletic games, speeches, and performances to a larger community.

At present you can get more information from the Third Presbyterian Church Web site. Click the “newsletter” or “calendar” links on the left side of the church site. A group of dedicated WRCR folks have created a wonderfully informative Web site at www.wrcr.radiohistory.net.

Listen to the latest incarnation of WRCR Radio—Rockford College Radio!

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Alumni
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5111
toll free: 877-273-4368
fax: 815-226-4081
Kristyn King '89, Director of Alumni Affairs
Alumni@rockford.edu

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

Alumni Award Nomination Form

07/26/2016 10:50 pm

Each year the Alumni Association Board presents several awards to alumni and long-time university supporters.  These awards will be given out during the All-Alumni Dinner at Homecoming @ Reunion in October 2017.  If you know an alum who has done exceptional work in their field or for the University, please submit a nomination letter.  Thank you!

Submit a nominee:

  1. Please fill out the form below or email nomination information to alumni@rockford.edu.
  2. Please also email or mail letters of recommendation and/or additional information to the Alumni Office. This additional documentation will help in the selection process.

Rockford University
Alumni Relations
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL  61108-2393

Alumni Nomination Form

  • Nominee Information

    Please provide as much information as possible.
  • Nominator's Information