50 Years Celebration
From its early days at Green Brook High School to today, RVCC has been the “College of Opportunity” for tens of thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds. Today RVCC is nationally recognized for its academic excellence & innovation, diversity initiatives, community service, environmental sustainability and more. The College is marking its 50th anniversary with a celebration of its successes and commitment to laying the foundation for the next 50 years of excellence, innovation and access.
RVCC's First Student
Celeste Onka didn’t want to get lost in a giant sea of freshman and she was still unsure of her career plans. The newspapers began writing about a two-year College being launched: Somerset County College. It was a perfect solution for Onka, who became the first student admitted. She joined the first class of 229 students on September 12, 1968 at the College’s temporary home: Green Brook High School.
Golden Harvest Gala
Join us as we celebrate the fruits of Raritan Valley Community College’s 50 years of academic excellence and innovation and plant new seeds to secure RVCC’s future success in serving the communities of Somerset & Hunterdon counties. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available.
Garden Harvest Gala, Thursday, October 25, 2018, Cocktails 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm, The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ.
10 Opportunities to Win 10 Amazing Gifts
Support RVCC Foundation’s Scholarship Fund and enter for a chance to win 10 amazing prizes. Raffle tickets cost $100 and only 500 tickets will be sold. Prizes include a trip to either Barcelona, Bordeaux, Edinburgh (your choice), Hamilton tickets, golf extravaganzas, NY Yankees tickets and more. Drawing to be held on 10/25/18.
RVCC is inviting the community to join in our 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sat., Sept. 22, from 2-6 p.m., at the College’s Branchburg campus. Community Day will include a music festival, laser shows, and an art exhibition. All the events are free. The Aiken & Friends Fest—the highlight of the Community Day—will feature four sets of live music by such artists and groups as Jo Stones & Phil Swanson, MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, and Session Americana.
Roots of Opportunity
Designed by Darren McMannus, RVCC Graphic Design Professor and Art Gallery Coordinator, Roots of Opportunity is a photo montage displayed near the front entrance to the College. It provides a glimpse into the early days of the College and the foundation for 50 years of opportunity, innovation and success.
Share Your Stories
Throughout the region, RVCC alumni are having a positive impact on their communities. They are serving the sick, the poor and the needy. They are protecting all of us by serving in law enforcement, the military and as first responders. They are business, education and government leaders and so much more. Share your stories and photos about how an RVCC graduate has enriched your life and community. email@example.com