ROCKFORD (WREX) -
Rock Valley College graduated a record number of students Friday night.
More than 1,200 students graduated this spring and nearly 500 walked in the commencement ceremony. This is the fifth straight year RVC has had record graduates. RVC says its proud to be sending such a high number of graduates into the real world.
"I think the reality that your dreams have become a reality today is setting in for many of them after this its the real world. Some of them are on to four year colleges some of them are on to their field of interests but today is definitely a good day for them," said Rick Daniels, RVC Student Life Manager.
The commencement speaker was Rockford native and RVC grad Jennifer Thomas. She told her story of overcoming a heroin addiction.