Rockford- The Blue tarp is off which means its official.
Hot dogs on the grill, and a sea of purple shirts reading "R U Ready!" as in
Rockford University President Robert Head says "number one it reflects who we are. We are a complex institution that offers both undergraduate programs, and second it changes the dynamics of the community a bit as having the public know who we are."
President Robert Head is hoping the name changes removes any confusion as to what
Head says "one of the things that frustrates me is when they get calls and contacts for people who are obviously looking for
Democratic Senator of the 34th District Steve Stadleman says "anything we can do to improve educational opportunities in the work area will boost our workforce and our skills and what we're able to provide. I think that will attract more companies and keep the companies that we have here, and I think
Alum Leah Nelson is thrilled to see the progression her alma mater is making.
Nelson says "the community, I think is going to be really proud to see this change when they understand it. And the alum are certainly most proud of this whole change.
But remembering to say
Nelson says "as an alum and being familiar with the school sure, we're all going to fall back on those habits I suppose."
For any alumni hoping to have the change made to their diplomas, please contact Rockford University.
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