Rochester College solicits input on land development

Rochester College invites area residents to attend a Community Public Forum on Thursday, April 24, from 5-9 p.m. to give their input about development of the Lake Norcentra area, which is located where the Clinton River and Clinton River Trail intersect. The Lake Norcentra area comprises about 30 acres of high bluffs, historic buildings, wetlands and woodlands. Rochester College solicits ideas on how to make this land into one of Rochester most active and vibrant spaces. Guests will be … [Read more...]

Rochester College Open House for Adult Learners

Rochester College will host an Open House specifically designed for working professionals on Thursday, March 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at its main campus in Rochester Hills. The event will feature information on RC’s accelerated degree programs, which are geared toward working professionals who want to upgrade their skills or progress in their careers. Participants can expect to: Explore degree options and speak with faculty members Work with advisers to create a personalized … [Read more...]

Rochester College to host Open House for Adult Learners

Rochester College will host an Open House specifically designed for working professionals on Thursday, March 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at its main campus in Rochester Hills. The event will feature information on RC’s accelerated degree programs, which are geared toward working professionals who want to upgrade their skills or progress in their careers. Participants can expect to: Explore degree options and speak with faculty members Work with advisers to create a personalized … [Read more...]

Scrapbooking for a Cause: Rochester College hosts scrapbooking events to benefit scholarships

Love to scrapbook? Never heard of it? Everyone is in luck as scrapbook enthusiasts and first-time scrapbookers alike are invited to experience a day of sharing ideas and techniques with others who enjoy showcasing their memories. Rochester College will be hosting a Scrapbook Crop Fundraiser on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Fletcher Center Cafeteria on the campus of Rochester College, 800 W Avon Rd., Rochester Hills, Mich. The cost for the event is $30 and includes … [Read more...]

Rochester College hits $1 million mark in funds raised for new gym

Former Rochester College basketball coach Garth Pleasant (left) with good friend Bill Fox of Bill Fox Chevrolet.

Rochester College has reached the $1 million milestone in its fundraising for the Garth Pleasant Gymnasium, which will provide much-needed facilities for its athletic teams. The college began raising funds for the project in late July 2013 and hit the $500,000 mark in less than six months. Bill and Shirlee Fox, owners of Bill Fox Chevrolet in Rochester Hills, matched the amount of $500,000, bringing the total raised to date to $1 million. The couple also has pledged another $500,000 as a … [Read more...]

Rochester College presents Anne of Green Gables

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Rochester College’s theatre department will present five performances of Anne of Green Gables, a play based on the beloved classic by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Feb 20-23, in the Rochester College theatre. In Anne of Green Gables, elderly bachelor Matthew Cuthbert and his spinster sister, Marilla Cuthbert, are in need of a nice, sturdy boy to help Matthew on the farm. So they decide to adopt an orphan. But the orphanage mistakenly sends a girl instead — a mischievous, talkative redhead who … [Read more...]

Rochester College’s Student Magazine ranked ‘First Class’

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The Shield magazine, which is planned, written, edited and created by Rochester College students, earned a First Class Ranking from the Associated Collegiate Press, the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists. Dr. Joanne Simpson, ACP judge, said, "This is an incredible volume of work to review. Your staff is working hard to provide a magazine that is both credible and entertaining." The quarterly magazine earned three Marks of Distinction … [Read more...]

Rochester College A Cappella Chorus and Concert Band to perform

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Rochester College’s Music Department will present a concert featuring the Rochester College A Cappella Chorus and the Rochester College Concert Band on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the RC Theatre. The 46-member chorus will present a program spanning many years, nationalities and styles. Selections will include Undine Moore’s famous arrangement of the African-American spiritual, Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, as well as Ron Staheli’s, How Can I Keep from Singing. Also … [Read more...]

Rochester College Welcomes President with Ice Cream

Ice Cream Olympics at Rochester College - photo by Michael Dwyer

Changes at Rochester College Rochester College welcomed its new president on Sunday with an event called Ice Cream Olympics. Dr. John Tyson replaces Dr. Rubel Shelly. Dr. Shelly served as president from 2008 to 2013 and now has assumed responsibilities as chancellor of the college. Dr. Tyson officially started his duties as president on August 1st. However, former students welcomed him at the Sunday event with a private reception for alumni with an informal meet and greet in the café on … [Read more...]

Rochester College to Host Duck Dynasty Brothers in “Faith, Family & Ducks”

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Rochester College will present “Faith, Family and Ducks,” an evening with A&E’s Duck Dynasty, on Sunday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Woodside Bible Church in Troy, Michigan. The event features Jase and Jep Robertson, two of the Duckmen on one of the most watched television shows in America. The adventures of the Robertson family on Duck Dynasty captivate a massive viewing audience each week with their backwoods humor, family values and faith. In a Q&A session with … [Read more...]