Valley Forge Staff


I am a second year student at Rock Valley College and I am excited to help run The Valley Forge! I will work on bringing solid news, entertainment, and sports coverage to you on our website. Aside from writing I also like sports, the outdoors, and mentoring middle school students. You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter as @r_wilfox or email me at I hope I have the honor of crossing paths with you if I haven’t already!



As a sophomore at Rock Valley College, I am looking forward to be a part of The Valley Forge as the Copy Editor. I am studying to be a pediatric nurse, but English has always been a strong suit of mine and something I enjoying doing. In the free time I do have, I love to be active, hanging out with friends, and enjoy being outside. Feel free to follow me on Instagram @daniellealita23. I am really looking forward to this opportunity as I finish out my remaining semester here.




I’m a second year student here at RVC and I am very excited to see what’s in store for this academic year and for the Valley Forge. I live and breathe athletics. You can catch me anytime reading, watching or writing about track and field and cross country. In my spare time I enjoy running, being outside and listening to music. Email me at: or follow me on twitter: JHolliday97




Shelby has never written for a paper before, but loves making videos with RVC’s Mass Communications department and hopes that transfers over well to the new Valley Forge. Shelby found her love for Mass Communications when taking a Multimedia class in high school, but it wasn’t until starting at RVC in 2015 that she decided to make it her career. Shelby loves all of the arts. She’s a painter, singer, actor, dancer and plays the guitar and flute. In her free time, Shelby enjoys belting musical theater songs in the car and taking pictures of her cat.



This is my fourth semester at Rock Valley. I have had previous experience writing for The Valley Forge when it was in print. I’m happy and excited to be back as a staff writer! Outside of school, I work part-time. I enjoy going to concerts, discovering new music, exploring Rockford, spending time with my loved ones and hanging with my pets. I’m a big fan of binge watching Netflix, especially The Office. It is my favorite of all time. I look forward to writing for the upcoming spring semester and meeting new people!




Jerry LaBuy is the faculty adviser for The Valley Forge. He is a member of the RVC faculty and chair of the Mass Communication department. He has worked in the media production field since 1996. His career has included many written and photojournalism projects for NPR, ABC, FOX, and other news affiliates. You can reach him at: