Melissa Ridgeway Promoted to Community Outreach Coordinator
Melissa Ridgeway has been promoted to the position of community outreach coordinator for Rockford Career College. In her new role, she is responsible for meeting with high school students and others who could benefit from Rockford Career College’s unique approach to education.
Ridgeway joined Rockford Career College in 2015 as the student services officer and paralegal lead instructor, after working in the field for more than 10 years. “I’ve been on the teaching side and now I'm very excited to get out and help even more students become successful in their chosen career,” she said.
“I can’t think of anyone better to fit this role than Melissa,” said Rockford Career College Campus President Mike O’Herron. “Her enthusiasm, credibility, and experience will help her connect to the community and the local high schools.”
Ridgeway earned both her Masters and bachelor’s degrees in political science from Northern Illinois University. And she earned her paralegal certification from Northwestern College in 2010.
Ridgeway is also the lead singer in two local bands – Sweet Lucy and The Gilligans.
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