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Rockford College to change name

ROCKFORD (AP) – Rockford College plans to become Rockford University.

The 165-year-old liberal arts school will change its name on July 1.

The Rockford Register Star reports that trustees unanimously approved the name change on Saturday; faculty and staff were notified via e-mail Tuesday afternoon.

Rockford College began in 1847 as Rockford Female Seminary. It later became Rockford College.


Information from: Rockford Register Star,



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